A few weeks ago, I decided to treat myself to a brand new, butt-defying, hipper-than-thou pair of jeans. Why? Well, I haven't bought a new pair of "good" jeans since college and, let's be honest, that wasn't quite yesterday. So I started hunting online (making heavy use of my absolute favorite shopping tool) and realized that hot denim these days is creeping past the $200 mark. Call me crazy, but until it came time to pull out a credit card, I hadn't really noticed the trend.
It was a bit of a crisis of conscious. Sure, I'm finally at a point financially where dropping $200 on my appearance doesn't mean ramen for three months. I've also gotten pretty fed up with disposable clothing (you know who I'm talking about) that satisfies 5 minutes of fashion lust before falling apart. But two HUNDRED dollars? For JEANS?
Ok, I thought -- I know how to fix this. I'll get a pair of those cute organic jeans I've been seeing around on Treehugger and Coutorture. So I bopped on down to Envi (good timing, since they'd opened only days before) and picked up this stunning, butt-defying, eternally-chic pair of Del Forte bootcuts (the hipper-than-thou pair is next.)
And you know what? My brain feels better. My butt looks awesome. New motto : Buy less. Buy better.
p.s. No, I'm not an expert on all things organic or fair-trade. I have much more time consuming things on my plate right now. But I think being a little green is better than not trying at all, and I think a little green is more than a little easy.