Part of coming to know myself has been trying to better define my “style.” What do I really like to wear? What do I really think looks best on me? As I set out find the clothes I really love, I would love to share my finds with you. Get ready to read too much that you never wanted to know about how I shop.
When it comes to buying clothes I am cheap. I know what you are probably thinking, Target, Walmart sort of cheap. No. Think,paying no more than $4 for a shirt and $8 for pants cheap. Think, if my friends were giving out hand-me-downs I was first in line cheap. Not saying that I no longer want your hand-me-downs, but I have decided it is time to amp up my style, just a bit. And probably not every day, heaven knows I will still spend most days in old jeans and tees.
But the biggest problem was that I was sick of spending a buck here or two there and at the end of the year having plenty of sub-par to moderate looking clothes in my closet, but nothing that I felt AMAZING wearing.
Too often a cheap shirt or pair pants have made their way into my closet just because they were a couple of bucks to only be worn once or twice before they sat in a box in my attic for two years before I finally gave them away.
After reading a great blog post by a woman who had decided to simplify her life and her wardrobe I began to determine what items I need in my wardrobe:
Denim Skinnys (have) Black Skinnys (have) Colored Skinnys (have)
Black ankle book heels (need) Gladiator Sandals (need) Laced boots (need)
White slouchy tee (need) Black Dress (need) ONE PIECE! (need)
Black and beige blouses (have)
And a couple other items like a simple black pencil skirt and some flare comfy denims. Now I don’t think my wardrobe would succeed with only these items but I think they are great staples and what I have been trying to build my wardrobe into.
When I go shopping now, I don’t just hunt the sale racks for any old deal; I got with one or two things from my want list in mind and only look for those things. Even if I end up paying $12-$20 for one article I feel happy knowing that:
A. I am not just heaping more “stuff” into my life because Wal-Mart tells me it is on sale
B. My wardrobe will have nicer, longer lasting items that I will look terrific in every time I slip it on.
For someone who doesn’t think of themselves as particularly fashion savvy I find myself needing to cut this conversation short. Somehow I have more I want to tell you about my remarkably boring fashion beliefs. Don’t worry though, we have every Friday to look forward to these mind-numbing escapades.
So without further ado, here are my latest fashion finds
|Black blouse Sears ($5), denim skinnys Sears (prob $8 last year) Ankle boots KMart ($8)
Check out the beautiful lace detail on the button trim and shoulders.
And the flowy silky material is one of my favorites lately.
When I decided to start doing fashion posts I thought, “I am not just gonna do boring old I’m-trying-to-look-cute photos.” But I am not sure if everyone can handle my America’s Next Top Model wannabe’s.
So tell me what do ya like best? Crazy or cutie? And do you have any items you feel are wardrobe staples? Check out my fashion Pinterest board if you feel inclined.
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway, I know no one really wants the book, so tomorrow I am adding an additional prize!