Fashion Savvy or Eco-Friendly ???

Like many fashionistas, I have been sporting my chic eco-friendly tote in my handbag for about a year now. Not only is it the "politically correct" thing to do these days, the bags actually come in handy and look so much better than the cheesy supermarket/drug store bags.

This brings me to my point.....When we shop in stores like Forever 21 for 2-wash pieces (apparel that never make it to the washer for the second time) and costume jewelry that will tarnish at the sprinkle of water.....could we possibly be contributing waste items to our environment.

Let's face it, while we all have been known to frequent a Joyce Leslie, Rave, Rainbow or Forever 21 we enter the premises knowing the clothes are literally disposable. Now does this mean we shouldn't shop these retailers?? Not at all.....

It just makes you think twice about splurging on a luxury item that will stand the test of time. For example, Is it wiser to purchase a classic well tailored coat that may last 10-15 years versus the money you'll spend on trendy coats for the next 5 years? You do the math.....

Buying well means only buying once! Of course we shudder at the thought of paying full price, so we shop the infamous Sample Sales, Outlet Stores and become budget savvy....eco-friendly shoppers.....

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