Today I have a story to share with you, dear friends. You see, although I enjoy fashion and style, I’ve never really been one to care for brand names and designer labels. Couture is beautiful, but it’s doubtful I would tote around a purse whose material is entirely emblazoned with the label’s logo – personally that wouldn’t suit me.
However, a few months ago I did something rare for me – I went into Yorkville (the ritzy area here in town), and in a designer boutique, I bought myself a designer wallet – specifically a Kate Spade wallet in aqua blue. It’s beautiful, it’s luxurious, it’s high quality, and it taught me an important lesson.
You see, one of the main reasons that I haven’t usually gone in to those shops is that I felt out of place, and that it would be selfish to want these high-end things. At the root of it all, I didn’t feel good enough, or worthy enough. Isn’t that silly?
Fortunately, I had started working with an amazing coaching program, and was actively working on things like my sense of self-worth. Nick and I have big dreams, and we know we’re destined for far more than being average and just getting by, so I knew this would just be another hurdle on the path.
So, knowing and feeling secure in the decision financially, I went in and bought this fancy wallet. To me, this was not frivolous or shallow. It was a deeply thought about and carefully weighed decision, and I knew that every time I pulled that wallet out I would be reminded that my life is meant to be far more than average. And you know what’s funny? When I walked in to that boutique, I didn’t feel out of place, I didn’t think I was selfish. I was confident, self-assured, and what surprised me the most, I was treated well. It didn’t feel like everyone was sizing me up, but rather they were glad to see me, and I was glad to be there.
I know that it’s a silly little story, but that moment taught me so much about feeling worthy, about self-image, and that luxury is not wrong. And here’s what the pretty little thing looks like:
Have you ever ended up learning something about yourself while shopping? Or found a designer or shop you really like? I know Kate Spade is one of my new favourites now!