|I love Caslon tees.|
I realized a looong time ago that I am not a great clothing shopper. In the 7th grade, I remember my best friend and I convincing our parents to let us buy our back-to-school clothes by ourselves. I don't remember our moms being there but I can't imagine they just dropped us off at the mall, either? We each had about $250 to spend and when we left, my girlfriend had several outfits while all I can remember having is 2 sweaters and maybe a pair of jeans (I'm sure there were a few more things in there- I don't think this was the same time we got our matching perms :).
I remember each of them vividly and I loved them! One had an argyle-ish pattern... both were pretty classical- but I do remember coming home and thinking, Well, I hope no one gets sick of seeing me wear these! Ha!
I think it's a "skill" to be able to know what you need to have a practical, fun wardrobe for your particular life! And I wasn't born with this skill. How does everyone else DO it so effortlessly??
With the move, I did clear out some of my things. But I cleaned out and organized EVERY. OTHER. closet in the house before tackling mine! And I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy myself anything until I organized and took inventory! I have a habit of going to the store and buying something I like when really I need something else.
A few months ago, two of my girlfriends came to visit me and shop and one of them pointed out the long sleeve Caslon tees. I wouldn't have EVER noticed them! But now they are my favorite!
|Top from Splash of Pink|
So I started paying attention to pieces I need and the list was something like: a slip, better workout bottoms, new tennis shoes, everyday shirts (to wear with dark jeans, white jeans, & shorts), cool everyday skirts (short & long) for hot summer days, casual dresses, cute white shirts (to go with colored shorts & capris), long gold costume necklace, a new purse, and a pair of summer wedges. Oh, and I like to get a new bathing suit each year. Fun times.
|Capris from Athleta|
So after compiling a list over several months, I have begun chipping away at it. I'm hopeful that I have progressed from my two sweaters and a pair of jeans!
|Lilly Pulitzer top|