I am seriously trying to curb my spending these days as the recession has caught up with my family in full force this year. We have been so blessed for so long that I cannot even complain; our savings will tide us over for awhile. So, I haven't been browsing the Anthropologie sight too much and have avoided the store altogether. I would love to get some reviews though so I will try to venture in-store soon.
As many of you are doing, I am trying to embrace the beauty of my clothing collection and wear all the pretty things I already own. I would never do an all-out shopping ban though; I am fond of eBaying my clothing so that keeps a bit of flow to my clothes fund. However, I really need to make sure I don't reach into pocket to pay for anything.
I gotta say I am really, truly sick of this economy and how it has affected so many people I know. Living in a suburb of NYC our neighbors are heavily dependent on the financial market and we all know how greatly that has suffered over the years. A lot of people think that people who work in the financial district are fat-cats getting rich off the backs of ordinary people. Let me assure you that is not true at all; with the exception of certain executives in certain corporations, the men and women who work in the financial district are ordinary people who get paid fair living wages; they live in the same neighborhoods as teachers and postal workers and tradesmen. The bonuses you hear about them receiving every year are their pay; that is built into their salary and without it they cannot pay their bills. It really bothers me that people don't understand the reality of the Wall Street workers; they are like you and me making a normal middle class living and right now there is a lot of financial pain in my neck of the woods. So many people out of work and nowhere to find it.
My husband and I own our own company and our biggest stress is our workers; we don't have enough work for them to pay their bills and feed their families. My husband is so incredibly stressed that if we can't get them work they will starve, yet we are doing the best we can trying to hussle and bring in the work. You can only do so much and it greatly saddens me that it isn't enough.
So, there you have it, the reason I've been depressed lately. There is so much joy in my children and gathering with friends and family, but reality is hard to turn away from when it is hurting everyone around you.
After all that I feel almost silly posting an outfit picture but since this is a fashion blog, that's what's it's really about!
Top: Loosened Shelby Blouse
Skirt: Weave the Ring
Belt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Chie Mihara