A few months ago though, I had what I can only explain as a moment of insanity and bought 3 shirts from that store totaling somewhere near $400 x___X (gorgeous shirts though, large cravats/frills down the front, poofy sleeves, I love them to bits). Ok, well, so I ate cookies and drank milk as my main diet for the next few weeks, not too big a deal I guess.
Today, I made the mistake of wandering into that store again. This time I came out with a receipt totaling in the 4-digits area (and the decimal was AFTER the 4th digit), that's right, 4 digits. What happened? Well, 1 shirt, 2 jackets, and 1 gown/robe is what happened =____= The biggest culprit is one of the jackets, speech-impairingly gorgeous, which might explain the $625 price (click on thumbnail for full-sized pics):
Full-shot (taken on my bed, ignore the mess in the background)
Close-up of the design in the chest area.
The collar, notice the gorgeous embroidered patterns, I believe my eyes did one of these *O* when I first saw this coat.
Close-up of the sleeve.
Actually, I had been eye-ing this jacket the last couple of times I had visited the store. With Canadian winter being as cold as it gets (below -30 Celsius in the worst cases) I only have 1 coat that sufficiently fights off the chills and it's this white, feather-downed, knee-length thing that looks great when matched with "modern" day wear, but not so great paired with shirts like this
, or this
(which were the kind of shirts I had bought from Trivium
that first time I had a mentally unstable moment). I come out looking like a time-machine gone wrong XDD
I'm a bit troubled by my recent sporadic spendings, especially on clothing this semester it seems. Part of it, I guess, is due to Takarazuka
influence, hence my sudden fascination and boost of self-confidence to go out wearing clothing like this (having watched Elisabeth
and Rose of Versaille
s as my first intro into 'Zuka world didn't help), partially due to the fact I've gone from 168lbs back in June to 137lbs when I weighed myself this morning. Nothing makes me smile more than when I suddenly notice more stuff in the clothing stores fit me these days without my having to try and squeeze all of the air I can out of my lungs/stomach (well watching Takarazuka makes me smile more as does getting 'A+'s in school but you get the idea). The problem is though I used to go on a major clothes-shopping-spree every...couple of years maybe? But this semester alone I've done...3; first time in Trivium with the shirts, second time in the "mainstream" stores (Suzy Shier, le Chateau, etc.) buying blouses/dress shirts and vests, and this final time again in Trivium. Each time I've spent a couple of hundred bucks with this last time being the ultimate in spendings. I used to be one of those girls that poo-poo at the stereotype that girls look into their closets every morning and despite miles and miles of clothing they complain they have nothing to wear, but now I find myself actually doing that on some mornings (ok my closet doesn't go on for miles, but it's pretty damn packed).
I think I need to take a step back and just breathe a bit, stay away from the malls for the next little while (hard with X-mas coming up lol), and definitely stay away from clothes-shopping for the next...few years or so XD Redeem the side of me that cringes at commercialism and over-comsumption...although I can squeeze in a tiny defense for my political conscience that stores like Trivium most likely doesn't operate using sweatshops in developing countries as seems to be the norm with the big retail chains. Either way though, definitely going to try and force myself to just spend on necessities come the next semester/year.