I find living in a huge city like LA you have to make decisions fast. I’m specifically referring to clothing purchase decisions, back home if I found something I liked I had the luxury of taking some time to mull it over so that I wasn’t always making impulsive buys. Here when you find something you like you have to move fast because there will be 50 girls behind you ready to grab it! How many times have you come home with something and realized you already have a very similar item hanging in your closet? I really hate to return things so I’ve learned to do a quick mental inventory of my closet (and bank account) to make sure I’m the doing right thing, it doesn’t always work but I do try!
Photos by Shannon Cottrell