My Shopbop Account History Reveals a Lot About My Style
I remember Shopbop was one of the first online stores I purchased from—I grew up in the Sutherland Shire, and my local shopping haunts couldn't appease my growing appetite for designer wares. Suddenly, via Shopbop,I had access to pages and pages of designer labels that just didn't exist where I lived. All my spare time was spent on the couch adding to my wishlist.
I recently had the idea to go back and check out my account history (to figure out where all my money has gone over the years), and discovered more than just my spending habits. My Shopbop account history only takes me back to 2010, but it tells me a lot about my personal style, and acts as a representation of where I've been at different points over the last few years.
I opened up my iCal, and took a walk down memory lane via my Shopbop history. Keep scrolling.
My Uni Years
During my final year at uni, I clearly had one thing on my mind—shoes. I remember these Jeffrey Campbell heels were all the rage. My favourite blogger at the time, Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast, was always wearing them, so I didn't need much convincing. These were my first blogger-influenced purchase, and I wore them out every weekend.
Towards the end of the year, my taste changed and I opted for comfort. These Frye booties were the shoes I wore running errands while interning.
My First Job
My first job post-uni was in magazines, and it happened to be when Alexander Wang first started to see huge success. Fashion bloggers and celebrities were always snapped in his designs, and my assistant salary wasn't going to get in my way of owning a piece of the action. I spent the year adding Wang pieces to my wishlist, and waiting for the final sale to pop up. (By the way, Shopbop always has the most impressive sale selection).
My First Promotion
Confession: This wasn't actually a purchase I made. I recall having a bunch of items saved in my wishlist, and my boyfriend logged into my account and snapped these two up as a "congratulations" gift for landing my first big promotion. This bag was my first "adult" bag. A sleek carry-all I could carry proudly to meetings, events, and dinners.
My post-holiday style
I had just returned from a month-long trip to Europe and came back eager to overhaul my style—I remember wanting a more minimal aesthetic. Unfortunately, the budget couldn't stretch far enough to completely rebuild my wardrobe, so I bought two classic pieces that I'm still wearing today.
My Style Now
The last big purchase I made on Shopbop was around a year ago, when I purchased two pairs of jeans and a black slip dress. My style has stabilised, and I'm shopping less. I know what I like, and each purchase is considered and well-thought-out. My style is less about the influence around me, and more about what I want to wear, and what suits the stage I'm at in my life right now.
Taking a look back was fun, and I encourage everyone to do the same, so you can learn more about your style evolution (and how you've spent your cash over the years).
Opening image: Getty Images