Just when I think I’ve gotten my materialistic urges under control and am no longer pining for a silken embroidered dress whose price would feed a village for a year, Anthropologie comes out with their winter/holiday catalog. AUUUUGGGGGHHHH!!!! Their clothing is sooooo beautiful.
I’ve never purchased an item of clothing from anthropologie….they’re just completely and totally out of my price range. ::sigh:: And I’ve never found an acceptable knock- off/alternative source. Their clothing isn’t always well made and not always gorgeous, but this season it is!! Gorgeous embroidered dresses, to -die – for sweaters, amazing bags….yeah.
There’s something that makes me sad when I think about the state of my soul and wonder if I DID have the money, would I buy a $500 dress that I don’t need? Or a $300 sweater? A casual outfit for $800? ….I don’t really know. I hope not. I hope I’d do more admirable things than constantly indulge my shopping whims when blessed with bountiful amounts of money.
No, I’m not saying that people who buy expensive clothes are ignoble or that they shouldn’t…I just think that with what I know about the world, I should be happy with the amazing blessings that I have….and be willing to sacrificially share those blessings when given the chance.
Still, I love beauty, especially extravagant, awesome amazing-attention-to-detail beauty, and I’m glad that there are people whose lives are devoted to creating it and that there are those who can display it! :) Maybe if I had bountiful amounts of money, I could get 1 singularly gorgeous, unique, amazing piece of clothing a year…contribute to the cause of earthly beauty, as it were…and devote the rest of my resources to cultivating/communing with the eternal kind. ;)