What is it about holidays that brings out the inner hoarder in all of us?
There is no other context in which we would buy a full-length patterned, ruffled, garish-coloured skirt. Or an obnoxiously large European hat. Or those super unflattering gypsy pants. Or 43 scarves. Or a really ‘fun’ sarong. Or goddamn SHELL JEWELRY.
And don’t even get me started on ornaments…
Listen: Zoe Foster Blake on our ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ podcast. (Post continues below.)
Yes, even the Go-To founder and author makes holiday purchases that probably wouldn’t happen at home.
Exhibit A: a pompom bag.
Foster Blake, who is currently holidaying in Italy, shared her new purchase to Instagram with the caption, “I got a reeeaal crush on pompoms, which is handy since Sicily is filthy with them.”
“And!” the 35-year-old continued, “I don’t even think I am holiday-idiot buying; I genuinely believe Real Life me will wear and love also. Just like my Thai fisherman pants, and Greek sandals, and Indian sari, and Norwegian bunad…”