Do you believe in love at first sight?
I recently had a conversation with a friend about a shopping expedition he went on. He told me about this amazing jacket he saw and he described it to me in such detail and with so much joy. He even made me fall in love with it and I’ve never even seen it. That sparked this idea. We all have experienced that sensation once or twice in our lives. Some of us more than others. When you lay your eyes on an item in a store, magazine, online or you might even see someone else wearing it and its love at first sight. You just have to have it. You turn into a living, breathing heart eyes emoji in that moment. In your mind you can picture yourself wearing it. You already know where you want to wear it to. The price doesn’t matter. You are willing to spend anything just to have it in your closet. Sometimes you tell yourself it’s too expensive you’ll wait till it goes on sale to buy it. You keep walking into that shop just to touch it and to see if it’s still there in your size. You will drive around from mall to mall just so that you can have it. From the moment you first laid your eyes on it you think about it every day.
Remember when you were young and you used to beg your parents to buy you that expensive pair of trendy sneakers that everyone was wearing? It’s that feeling. You want it, you MUST have it, only this time around you have to buy it yourself. It’s not that you need this item of clothing. It just spoke to you and made you feel something and when you wear it you smile and you feel good and no one can tell you anything. It doesn’t even have to be something expensive or something that everybody else would love. It’s something that is uniquely you. It’s a true representation of your personal style. Its not a trend. Its something that you really want to wear regardless of what the influencers are doing. It’s a true expression of yourself.
I thought that it would be cool to include some of my own special buys and share them with you.
The first time I saw this jacket, I just knew I had to have it. I was walking past Cotton On and I saw it out of the corner of my eye and I doubled back and I went into the store and took a picture and sent it to my friend and told him I had to have this jacket. Yes, this is how important clothing is to me. I will interrupt your day to talk about it. When I eventually had the money to buy it the jacket was sold out. But Superbalist came through for me and they still had it in my size.
The boots was also a Superbalist buy. I was scrolling and again I fell in love. I love brown leather boots. I buy myself a new pair every year before winter starts and these are this years pair.
The wallet I bought 4 years ago. I was coming down the escalator in Woolies in Canal Walk and the it immediately caught my attention. I call it my “man purse”. Its one of my favourite things I own.
The sunglasses I saw while I was browsing in River Island with my friend. I normally wouldn’t buy that shape because it never looks right on me. But I was drawn to the colour and when I tried them on they fit perfectly. It was a match made in heaven. I didn’t think twice about buying them.
I’ve been looking for a biker jacket for quite some time but I could never find the right one. There would always be something wrong with the fit or the style. But this year I eventually bumped into this one at Zara and it was EVERYTHING. Frantically I searched through the bunch of jackets on the rail for the right size and EUREKA!!
As much as I love brown leather boots I love suede sneakers. Just like the biker jacket, Ive been looking for a cool pair of all black sneakers and I just could find the right pair. I eventually scrolled past these black suede Pumas on Superbalist and immediately added to cart.
The chain I found at Topman while I was looking for a suit. Its simplicity caught my eye and I knew I had to have it. I wear it with almost anything and almost every time I go out.
Ive been going through a yellow phase lately. My eyes are immediately drawn to the colour and that’s exactly what happened when I saw this jacket. The colour just jumps out at you. I’m not normally one to wear bright colours but this one gave me one look and charmed “buy me, you know you want to” and I gave in. The rest is history.
Besides yellow I’ve also been going through a stripe phase. I saw this fine piece of fabric on a hanger in Cotton On as I was walking past and once more I was bowled over. I immediately knew how I was going to style it.
The hat was a special buy because I bought it during that time when hats was a major trend. I could never find a hat that suits me perfectly and this one was just right. I’ve had it for 3 years now and its been my go to every winter when I have to go somewhere fancy and I cannot wear a hoodie.
These Sunglasses are a recent buy and I love them. They stole my heart while I was scrolling down the Superbalist app.
I’m a sucker for watches not to tell the time but just for the sake of accessorizing. I really love brown leather straps on a watch because I feel like it works perfectly with any outfit.
The sunglasses I saw at Duesouth while looking for something else. I didn’t buy it at first but I was thinking about them a lot the following week. The next time I got to the mall first thing I did was go grab these.
This chain I saw in a magazine. I snapped a picture of it and showed it to my friend. I told her how much I loved it but she didn’t think it was anything special. I saw it was on sale at Topman. I heard that Topman was closing down their stores here so I asked her to look for it in Canal Walk if she goes and promised to pay her back. I knew that I had to have it. She bought it and gave it to me as a gift.
These are just a few of my special buys and I already have my sights on another one.
This denim jacket has been chilling in my cart on Superbalist for weeks now and I’m so tempted to checkout but Ill wait for it to go on sale.
Many people will say they don’t care about clothes or fashion. They say its just material things and they are correct but for me it really brings pure joy to my life and lifts my spirit. Its a way for me to express who I am. It shows people who you are without saying a single word. So may our special buys keep bringing joy to our lives and continue to let our true self shine.
Thanks for reading!