I am always talking about buying less and buying better and really editing down what you have in your life (I usually center the conversation about style-related items, but it applies to all aspects). The other day, while I was getting my roots done, I read a story on Rick Owens on Vogue.com (about his new apartment in Venice, which is quite stellar). Then I went down a Rick Owens rabbit hole, because I usually don’t pay a lot of attention to him since his clothes don’t appeal to me (though some of his shows I’ve attended in the past are the most emotionally intelligent and moving I’ve ever seen). Rick might have odd style, but he is very thoughtful human. (There is a Tumblr account with Rick Owens quotes here.)
This quote in particular stuck with me, because it really is the essence of what I believe: that you should only bring things into your life that really resonate. All that extraneous, but-isn’t-it-pretty or cute or fun or sexy stuff that you impulsively buy yet aren’t really attached to it, is just that, extra stuff. None of us need it, but most of us can’t resist it on occasion, myself included. I’m keeping this quote on my phone to remind me to slow down and be thoughtful about what I consume.
Kelley Estes says
Alex Black says
This is spot on.
Things and people. 👌
SUZANNE BRANSOME says
Thank you for Your wisdom and for carrying His message. It’s clearly a case of when the student is ready, the teacher appears.
Lois Rapiel says
So spot on! Currently weeding out these types from my closet, wondering WHY???
Thanks for directing the focus to where it should be, ♥️
Thanks for sharing this. I have similar fascination and empathy with Rick Owens even though his clothing isn’t my own cup of tea. I look at it as art.
I also try to think of clothing (and other things) as things that take up space in my closet, my dresser and my apartment, in general. The whole concept of paying rent/mortgage for the real estate they take.