Filed under: Musings
Some days I can recall life pre-Blythe well. I was frequently in jeans, tees, and hoodies. The few dresses I had in my wardrobe either a) did not fit me anymore because they were from my younger years and I grew or b) was my grad dress. Since I got into Blythe six years ago, I’ve branched out a bit and I’d like to think that my fashion choices have gotten a little bit more sophisticated from the time that I was nineteen.
Now, I’m not sure how much of this was due to Blythe being a fashionable doll and being overly bombarded with images of dolls in really cute outfits and how much of this was due to me just growing up, having more spending money for clothing and just being more aware of how I wanted to dress. That said, I’m in a profession where my work clothes are scrubs and those are essentially like wearing pajamas at work so who knows where I’m going with this.
One of the tiny influences in my life.
In the process of knitting tiny sweaters and cardigans for dolls, I’ve wound up buying (not knitting…) sweaters and cardigans for myself. It’s a great process that winds up with the dolls getting clothed and the money that possibly would have gone to clothing the Blythes have gone to, well, clothing me. I read a lot of times where people buy their dolls fancy dresses or really detailed clothing, but they themselves are wearing jeans that get patched over or having bought themselves anything new for a good long while. It’s nice to be able to treat yourself to something new once in a while. I noticed a few years back that I didn’t think twice about buying a doll dress that was $30-50, but I hemmed and hawed over a jacket for me that was the same amount of money. And I needed to change that mindset. This may have been because I had quite a few expensive doll dresses at the time, but also because I needed to get a new jacket.
If nothing else, I personally wear a lot more pink now (thanks Eden!), and I take into consideration what I need in my own wardrobe when considering if it’s a “good idea” to drop more money on doll clothes.
Doll shoes are always always fair game. I just love tiny shoes.
Do you remember to treat yourself from time to time or do you primarily spend your hobby/spending money on the plastic family?