Today's Everyday Fashion: Opposing Values

 
Short sleeve blush pink textured dress
Short sleeve blush pink textured dress
Short sleeve blush pink textured dress
Short sleeve blush pink textured dress
Short sleeve blush pink textured dress
 

Have you ever had two values that felt like they were in direct opposition with one another? I'm constantly playing tug-of-war in my head between the value of being frugal, and concern for the environment. Spending money is like pulling teeth for me, so "getting a good deal" definitely makes it easier. In direct opposition of that, is my desire to buy higher quality and less quantity with my clothing budget for environmental and fair trade/ethical reasons. Do I buy $130+ dresses now (seriously considering this one), so that I'm obtaining fewer items with my monthly budget? Or do I listen to my budget-seeking nature that says getting a $98 dress for only $30 is being responsible with money?  I don't think there's one set answer and I don't think it's the same answer for everyone - it's a topic I dive into in depth in my book because there's a lot to consider. For tday, I'm rocking the budget-friendly money-responsible dress. But tomorrow is a new day and another decision!   

Dress: Bloomingdale's, $30 (similar below)
Shoes: boohoo c/o, $25
Purse: Aldo c/o Amazon, $40 (similarsimilar
Earrings: Kendra Scott, Christmas gift (samesimilar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 2 years ago. Earrings are 1 year ago. Shoes are recent. Dress is new.

Pink textured dresses

Aqua  /  Aqua  /  Nordstrom  /  Aqua
Aqua  /  Nordstrom  /  Bloomingdale's  /  Nordstrom  /  Revolve
Asos  /  Shopbop  /  Bloomingdale's  /  Bloomingdale's