Just a few photos of all the flowers in our retail stores right now. These photos I’m sharing with you today are from a day of window shopping in Scottsdale. It’s our Beverly Hills…you know what I mean, just over the top in pricing. The energy is different then the places I normally shop at. I like church sales, estate sales, second hand shops and small mom and pops.
In Scottsdale, expect to see $1,000 patio chairs, $400 perfumes, $700 dollar dresses and $500 raincoats and those are the cheaper items. Expect to see bouncer type guards at some of these stores with little red ropes across their entrances. They decide on whether you are allowed in or not. Not all shops are like that but there are a few that have bouncer type guards at their entrances.
This is where you go to have someone else park your car for you…Ferrari’s, corvettes, all kinds of expensive sports cars parked and guarded in little protective pockets.
This is not a shopping environment I’m used to or even comfortable in. But sometimes it’s fun to just walk around and do some window shopping once in awhile.
There is a certain energy in really posh areas. An ugly energy to me. Brands are the kings and queens that rule in areas like that. Probably why I try to stay away from them. How much debt does one have to go through to keep up with this lifestyle, or what does one have to do to be at a level to be able to shop this lifestyle. Maybe I don’t want to know.
This isn’t coming from a place of bitterness. I truly have never understood trends or brands. I will never fit into that kind of life style. I see the cruelty in it and the unhappiness that in the end is it’s final outcome.
These photos and everything in them and what they represent…they’re just things. We need to remember that. So many go into debt in order to feed this beast of keeping up with it all… and the name of the beast is called insecurity.
Thought I share with you all something a little different with my shopping adventures, this isn’t my normal mom and pop kind of shopping. Modern day gathering for me is mostly done in old school environments, while I still can that is…everything is changing so fast.
Just remember what the most beautiful thing is in all of this is..it’s the people that surround these products. Sadly some of these people don’t even realize how much better they are then the items they admire.
Anyway, most of the photos down below are some of the lower price products, not like the over the top brand name stores I walked into. Some of those top brand stores would not allow my camera inside them. Those were the kinds of stores with bouncer type men guarding their doors that I was writing about above. So sorry, no photos to share of those items.
I can explain what I saw though. The clothes are very bland, very robotic in their style. Some of the cuts, colors and styles reminded me of the first Star Wars movie, not the bad guys…you know…but more like Luke Skywalker type clothes. And some classic styles that have been around for decades, nothing new there.
There were also a lot of 80’s type designs and colors. Another brand name store painted polka dots on their popular purses and called it art. You can pay hundreds of dollars for damaged purses, just my opinion, but then I have always seen the emperor with having no clothes on and in this case that is exactly what I think is happening.
Everyone has their own taste, or do they?…maybe they are only following what the rest are telling them what to do. Can they even see that the Emperor has no clothes on, or are the distractions of these brands too fast of an image for them to ignore, blinding them to what is really going on. Like that ad I tried to get a shot of but another image would come out inside.
Then there were some stores I just didn’t feel like walking into, just not my cup of tea. Let me just say, I mean…write that is …
“There are some creepy trends out there right now.”
There are many times I started to walk up near a store, stop and just didn’t feel comfortable so I turned around and walked away. I bet that seems weird to someone reading this right now, or maybe not. I’m sure there are many of you who have done that yourselves, walking into an area and then walking away. You’re the ones who listen to those instincts that God has given to you. Gotten you out of a lot of situations too…hasn’t it?
These photos down below are from some of my favorite stores I walked into. Just really pretty Spring time products. Happy shopping adventures everyone and remember…no matter what you wear, or how rich or poor you see yourselves as, you are always better then what you believe/fear others may view you as.
So sad when people don’t understand what is really important…people are, people are important, not things. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy these photos of “Things”, nothing wrong with treating ourselves now and then. Everyone has their own taste, and that’s a good thing. Think how boring the world would be if we all wore the same things…how sad would that be. To each his own.