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Are We Sheep? Followup – Regrets and Mainstays

Sale PSA: A double faced wool wrap from Rag & Bone, now 40% off, a cashmere short sleeve t-shirt from J.Crew, now $54 with code HOPTOIT, a pretty slit maxi dress from Tularosa, now under $100, suede strappy sandals for summer from Joie, now $130, and wraparound lace sandals with just a slight wedge from Steve Madden, now under $50. 

Thank you for your comments (always) and especially on last week’s post, Are We Sheep? I really enjoyed the discussion and loved the perspectives and views. I re-read the comments at least a few times, and have to say that they made me consider a few aspects about my own wardrobe, and spending.

As a spinoff on that topic, I thought I’d share a few of my own closet items which I picked up because they were popular and I loved how they looked on other people, and how they’ve worked out for me over the years. Let’s start with the regrets, shall we?

Hermes 90cm silk scarves: I picked up quite a few silk scarves earlier in my Hermes phase, just because I loved how they look on other people, the heritage, the gorgeous designs. It’s the classic Hermes item after all, right? Don’t we all want look like Grace Kelly (or my current favorite scarfie, Janet Yellen)? If I just pick up the right one, I’ll be transformed into a French giantess like the one above and tower over all my less chic companions. If you ever read any of the Hermes silk threads on The Purse Forum, it’s super easy to get sucked into all the new releases, colorways, etc, and the modeling photos always look so good. The problem is, I just don’t feel that comfortable in these! And I never feel that they look as flattering on me as other people. I’ve generally regretted most of my 90cm silk purchases, but the good thing is they take up little space and I keep hoping one day it’ll just “click”. Until then, I’m not buying anymore. I wish I hadn’t purchased so many. Continue Reading

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Are We Sheep?

Sale PSA: A lovely embroidered casual summer blouse from Joie, now under $100/60% off, adorable (!!) Etro embroidered espadrilles, now 60% off,  retro stacked platform loafers from Stuart Weitzman, now 40% off, and a classic black leather biker jacket…

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Recent Purchases – Zimmermann, Peplum Jacket, Sandals

Sale PSA: A classic velvet blazer from FRAME, now price matched with great reviews at 25% off, a versatile frayed linen top from 3.1 Phillip Lim, now $150, a pretty cashmere camel dolman sweater from Josie Natori, now under…

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The Perfect Jewelry Wardrobe

Sale PSA: A pretty and chic silk blouse from Theory, now 55% off, a classic tan leather bootie from Rag & Bone, now 40% off, and a lovely silk mini dress from floral embellishments from 3.1 Phillip Lim, now…

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The Value of Jewelry

Sale PSA: Glossed leather slip on sneakers from Vince (I believe these are what “inspired” the lookalike the Everlane pair) now under $150, a classic calfskin leather card case from Smythson in a variety of color options, now $115, a…

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Recent Purchases

Sale PSA: Great Jack Rogers sandals for summer, now under $95 during a price match, a simple chambray trapeze dress from Alice & Olivia, now $106, a wrap wool and cashmere dress from Theory, great for work and layering,…

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The In Case of Emergency Clothes

Sale PSA: A casual and versatile loose anorak from BP, now just $42 (an easy spring layer to consider),  classic Saint Laurent Tribute sandals in a great nude color, now 40% off (these are hard to find on sale!),…