I Broke the Fast Fashion Rule


I broke my own "no fast fashion" rule recently, without even thinking about it. 

I wore uncomfortable shoes while PMSing. My feet were swollen and I still had a few errands to run, so I picked up these loafers while shopping for toiletries in Target. I never even considered the fast fashion rule. That's pretty bad. That just buying shoes because the pair I'm wearing is uncomfortable is such a quick, thoughtless process is terrible. These shoes are cute, sure, and they were a relief to put on, but they're not going to last very long. 

I only even realized what I'd done three days after the fact. Fast fashion is so ingrained in our minds, that it can act as a reflex.


This was in January, and I've not broken the rule since. I've got my mind set on a few pieces, but my budget is stunted at the moment. I'm thinking about trying to find some quality second hand pieces. I think that falls in line with avoiding fast fashion, wouldn't you say?

Where do you stand on the whole "fast fashion" debacle? 




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  1. I consume more fast fashion than I want and should, but probably less than the average. I know I can do way better and it's a resolution of mine to buy more sustainable pieces this year and more second hand. I need it, the planet needs it and we all sort of need it! Glad to hear that you have a rule for it, I should have the same! Have a lovely weekend Amber, Xx

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  2. I am guilty of this. Especially when it comes to clothing but I feel like I don't have much choice these days. I'm caught in a tough place when it comes to sizing. I'm too big for standard but too small for plus. Places like Boohoo and ASOS (especially ASOS when it comes to denim) have been a lifesaver for me, but then my impact on the planet suffers. I've recently decided to stop buying cheap, fast fashion shoes, mainly for convenience because these types of shoes give me the worst kinds of blisters. It's just not worth it. Especially for work. I'm always buying cheap pairs because it's just "work". But my feet spend more time in those kinds of shoes than anything else so why skimp? I go through them so fast too so it's such a waste. Shoes and jewellery I decided that this year I'll be more mindful. Even underwear. I've just started those "period-proof" underpants so I don't need to worry about the enormous amount of wastage I'm contributing to during that time of the month. They're actually really great. The next one to tackle is fashion. While I'm still hitting up those kinds of places, I'm trying not to go overboard. Especially with Kmart and their $9 shorts that I've been living in at home for this dreadfully hot summer.

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. I totally get that. I'm short and "plus sized," so sizing is an entire issue on its own. Period proof underpants are fantastic! I've made the move as well. It saves a lot of money and guilt, for sure. Ditching fast fashion is a journey that most of us can't make over night. Don't sweat it, and best of luck!

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  3. Oh, but these shoes look SO comfortable - who could blame you!? Personally, I sit somewhere on the middle of the scale. On the one hand, I adore fashion and purchase at a fast rate purely from the 'heart eyed emoji' effect when seeing certain pieces haha. On the other hand, I enjoy investing in timeless classics and dislike excessive waste. Interesting topic choice Amber, hope you're having a lovely weekend so far!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Geez, they were like stepping on clouds after stomping around in those boots for a few hours. It's tricky when it comes to what specifically to buy. I personally think I'll have to love a trend quite a bit to bite the bullet, but you don't necessarily have to stick to strict basics, you know?

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  4. I've been thrifting for years and I truly enjoy it. I rarely buy from any fast fashion brands and stick to classic pieces that last should I ever need to buy something brand new. I guess it started off because I tend to be frugal but eventually it's fun to recycle clothes especially if they're of great quality and for a fraction of the cost.

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    1. I'm jealous! I've never been good at thrifting, but for the sake of this journey, I'm willing to try again. I agree with you completely.

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  5. I'm so guilty of the whole fast fashion thing. I think that yours is more excusable as it was in the need of comfort, but I tend to impulse buy things a lot without even thinking about it and that really needs to stop.

    Have a great weekend!
    Amy | Wandering Everywhere | My latest post

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    1. It's just so ingrained in us, isn't it?!

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  6. Those loafers were uncomfortable? That's odd, got the same pair in a billion colors and they are the comfiest thing to wear around :(. But yeah, sometimes I am guilty of the same thing too and trying to stop it. Wishing you a great day. xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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    1. Oh no! The loafers are great. They were the fast fashion purchase. I'd been out in heeled boots, and those were killing me. Thanks Andreea!

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