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.