via Of a Kind
I live, and am in love, with a minimalist. Once, he stared around our flat, littered with clothes from my then-only-two suitcases of US-Cambodia imports, and declared, "You have a lot of stuff." Little did he know, at that time, that he was co-habitating with a woman who, on top of those two suitcases of dresses, belts, and shoes, had approximately 15+ boxes of beloved dresses, belts, and shoes in Los Angeles, and another 9+ boxes of dresses, belts, shoes and books in my best friend's basement in Portland.
After our visit home this Christmas holiday, he now knows.
Still, I feel a slight tinge of hesitation when I think of purchasing something new. I'm well aware that a move is in the near horizon, and accumulating now will surely increase the likelihood of cursing when I pack and relocate. My reluctance these days to treat myself to beautiful things is (thankfully!) countered by the fact that my minimalist is also a staunch proponent of buying quality-made, non-throw-away goods from artisans, a choice, he accepts, comes with higher prices - investments, if you will.
So onto my next aesthetic distraction: this Clare Vivier clutch, made in vintage floral leather, by a Los Angeles-based artisan. It reminds me of a 3.1 Lim dress I left Stateside.