The Department Store Girl
That or I’m just so darn lazy.
I think lazy is the more realistic answer. I’d like to apologize but it’s not like people read my posts so I’m not going to. But if you are reading, a million thanks, and sorry that I haven’t been doing my best to keep my 1 or 2 religious readers. I should be a better blogger, huh?
Anyway, that’s not the point. I was thinking of changing my blog’s name and I need your opinion (yes, you who, at least, got past the first 3 paragraphs). I was thinking of changing it from “Because I am Random” to “The Department Store Girl.” Why, you ask?
I noticed that most fashion bloggers either don’t buy clothes from low-end department stores or don’t credit stuff that they get from them (except for accessories). It made me question why until one of my friends made fun of jeans that are bought in SM.
That made me feel slightly uncomfortable because, well, if they think that those pieces are cheap or worthy of mocking, then what more from my jeans that I buy from Divisoria,Tutuban, ukay-ukayor any other tiangges?It made me feel so small because I can’t afford the same things they can and it made me feel embarrassed about myself.
Then came the self-loathing, insecurity, envy and hatred that I felt for myself for not being like them. It hurt that I can’t “shop-till-you-drop” in Forever21, TopShop, Mango or other Mid to High End boutiques because they’re just too expensive for me. I wished I was rich; I wished I could have everything that I have ever wanted.
Everytime that I have an outfit post, I didn’t mention that I got them from SM or Robinson’s or 168 just because I wanted society to accept me. I wanted to look sosyal by post-processing my photos to make my outfits look expensive. But I was only fooling myself.
I wish there was this life changing event that could make my story more interesting or an incident that could justify the transition. But there weren’t any. I just woke up one day and realized that there is nothing wrong with buying and wearing Department Store clothes. Yes, society may look at me disapprovingly and laugh at me for being one of the many who try hard to look good, BUT SCREW SOCIETY! Society has been ugly since the first day it was born. Or maybe at least the concept of it.
So, I have decided to stand up for people like me. For people who love fashion but is too swarmed by society’s standards of beauty, style, wealth and acceptance that they decide to keep mum. Every person should have a say, and if fashion is their voice then let them speak up. Style should not be dictated by the price of an outfit, but one’s personal views in life or their character, or whatever one’s preferences are.
That is why I’m changing my blog’s name to “The Department Store Girl.” But before I do that, I need to make sure that people understand my mini-advocacy. It’s not much but it’s a start.
I’m definitely going to change my blog’s name to fit what I stand for, but I want to make sure that I get my message across before I do it. Do you think “The Department Store Girl” is good enough? Any suggestions?