Love the bow on this top! :)
Top - Some Boutique [London, 08']
Skinny Leggings - TJ Maxx [09']
Shoes - Steve Madden [09']
Thank you everyone who took the time to answer my poll last week and leave their opinions in the comments. It gave me data to support my own opinions and reach a conclusion. So here's why I bother to state what I bought from where [and when!]:
1. I do not buy 'all' brands [It's a royal waste of money!]. I buy what I fancy as long as it is within my 'budget'. Therefore stating the brands [which include Michael Kors and Fendi as much as it does Old Navy, and TJ Maxx] highlights the art of mixin 'n' matchin different pieces to make an outfit. It doesn't take a scientist [with all due respect to my husband *wink*] to 'copy' a look straight off-the-ramp!
2. Stating the year in which the 'clothing' was bought highlights the fact that one can maintain their clothes, and will have to buy a selected few 'good' pieces each season [that will last you a long time] and will be able to invest more in accessories [and shoes!
3. The city is mentioned for purely 'entertainment' purposes [Yaar, thoda masala toh chahiye na? Translation: You need a little spice in life, right!]. I always enjoy reading where someone bought their clothes/accessories/shoes and secretly look forward to going to that particular city and hunting down my own treasures!
4. Instead of listing the items at the bottom of the post, I prefer to list them right under the picture, because that's what I want you to focus-on, in that particular picture! As a lot of times [if its a long post] I get exasperated scrolling up and down to figured out what is what
5. Also, I have discovered so many Online Websites and Thrift Stores just by reading people's shopping list. So personally, I would say it has increased my 'consumer' knowledge. [Which also means that it has given me more venues/options to shop from, but let's not go there ... :P]
6. As most of the readers commented that if the shopping-list is not mentioned then the blogger ends up answering the same question repeatedly to each reader individually.
7. Lastly, in all humility, if someone finds it's offending or doesn't wish to know where the pieces were bought from simply skip that part. Also, you always have an option to 'unfollow' the blogs you do not enjoy reading! [I am just saying!]
Statistics from the Poll
Total number of people who took the poll - 76
Show-ing off! - 4.56 [6%]
Unnecessary - 5.32 [7%]
Helpful [incase you would like to buy it too] - 58.52 [77%]
Secretly judge them by what/where they shop - 4.62 [7%]
Simply entertaining - 14.44 [19%]