You know the expression, “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” commonly attributed to Voltaire. That’s me when I have style obsessions. In my youth, I would over-buy all the time, looking for the perfect piece. Multiple black pumps, cuff bracelets, button-down shirts, and rarely were they just right.
I remember obsessing about, among other things:
- Hair products. From Dippity-Do to electric rollers to keratin treatments, the quest for good hair started early.
- Lipstick. Need I say more?
|I’ve had all these colors – you too? Image source.|
- Boots. Started with go-go boots when I was 14. And it really hasn’t stopped.
I don’t over-buy anymore. Now I stalk. Mostly online and at the thrifts. I have filled many a virtual shopping basket, then left it abandoned. I watch and wait, hoping to catch the sale or find the perfection that doesn’t exist.
More recent obsessions include:
- Boots. Some things don’t change.
|Can I have too many of these? By Born.|
- Faux fur and leather. I’m stalking a faux-leather full skirt. I had to have a faux fur vest this season, but I looked at about one thousand before I was gifted this one:
|From Covered Perfectly. Go check them out.|
- Japanese sewing patterns. I still haven’t sewn a single dress but I love looking. It makes me feel peaceful, the lovely minimalism.
|I pore over them, and then go do something else. : > Source.|
- DIY manicures that last. I will find you one day, I will or perish trying.
I’ve never been much of a scarf or purse hound, although I know some women who obsess over them. One black Coach bag has served me well for almost three years. I have a drawerful of scarves, but I don’t really lust for them. But vive la difference, yes?
So tell: Do you desert your online shopping carts too? What are your obsessions, from yesterday or today?