I am the first child of 4, and I used to get tired of sharing, it got really bad at one point in my life. I knew every single item in my closet and if it went missing I new my sister's were in my room. After a really bad fight, we started sharing things a bit more. A decade later and my ability to share is still okay but I really don't like sharing to be honest. I put a lot of time, money and effort into looking for clothes, altering them and making them my own, so I find it hard to share. Unless of course you're my sisters.
However, I love to buy my friends things they may like or give them something that looks better on them than me. Once I found this nice Marks and Spencer Vintage Blazer at a Consortium Shop and it was too big but being the greedy shopper I am at times, I bought it anyway. One day a friend of mine came over and she tried it on, and it looked better on her because it was honestly massive on me so I gave it to her. A year later I walk into a charity shop and see the exact blazer in my perfect size!!! I smiled and said thank you Lord, and bought it immediately.
In short, I'd rather give than share/borrow. What about you? what type of friend are you a giver a lender or both? Moral of the story, if you can make someone happy by giving them something especially a dear friend, do it, it will pay off in the end....I have generous friends, thus I am somewhat generous, lol. Now if only Lola would be generous and give me her vintage Christian Dior Sunglasses...hum....
Photographer: Oluwatosin Ogunlesi