Sale PSA: A pretty black/white floral embroidered dress from French Connection, now under $140, a Stella McCartney lace detailed sweater, now 70% off, (I’ve tried this one on and loved it – have been stalking for my size to no success), an Armani suede fringed knit poncho, now under $370, a sheer peasant blouse from Free People (I love the ivory), now 40% off, and a ribbed deep v-neck Helmut Lang sweater, now 55% off.
The other day someone asked me how I was doing on my 30 item a year resolution, and I realized that I actually had no idea. I have to admit that 2016 so far has been such an adjustment for me – especially on the parenthood side – that I’ve been quite indulgent, probably far too much. I haven’t really kept track of my purchases at all – partially due to time but also probably because some part of me doesn’t want to see in one place, all the damage I’ve done!
I’ve realized over time that while I love the idea of what I’ve always thought of as “minimalism” – that beautiful closet with just a few gorgeous items hanging, all crazy expensive but it’s OK because I’ll wear all the pieces forever – I can’t make that concept work for myself in real life, at least not all the time. I love buying fun things, trying out new colors and shapes and trends. And sometimes, I indulge in a few more fun pieces than I probably should…but I’ve chosen to accept this, at least this year, because the act of culling items, or just deliberating and picking that one perfect piece, has been even more tiring. It’s so much pressure! Is this piece the one? Will it look outdated ten years from now? Even if I love this item, shouldn’t I get another that’s much more versatile, that I could wear tons of different ways?
After a while I just realized I was too tired…and isn’t shopping supposed to be fun? Continue Reading