At midnight tonight, the shopping ban is officially over. And now that I can shop? I don’t really have the urge to.
I can’t say that living with the same wardrobe for the past two months has inspired me to purge any pieces. Or drastically rehabilitate my style.
I pretty much still love all of it.
Which is good, I guess. The idea of “paring things down” sounded appealing in that Edgy People Who Own All Black Capsule Wardrobes-sort of way. But we all know I’m not the girl who lives that way.
But I am able to recognize which pieces I bought because I really loved them and which pieces I bought because I had “nothing” to wear. You know, wardrobe fatigue. We all suffer from it. Some of us (moi) more than others. Which is part of what I wanted to curb through this.
I did cheat once. Because they were the two things that were so freakishly cheap, I couldn’t pass them up.
Y’all know I love me a good Rue La La Lilly Pulitzer Flash Sale.
Resort Wear is my kryptonite.
But going into it, I visualized. I thought about the very specific-sort of things I would be willing to bring into my closet. Which gave me permission to walk away if those “deals” weren’t there.
Just call it Country Club Cammoflauge.
While I was hanging these two in the closet, I discovered a dress that I snagged at the Banana Republic outlet on Black Friday for like…$6. No, seriously. It was an extremely pleasant surprise. Both buying it AND re-discovering it.
That I’m still “finding” things in my closet I didn’t know I owned means I can probably drag this experiment out a little longer while I wait for that personal style-epiphany to strike.
How often do you buy things because you don’t have anything to wear?
When is the last time your personal style shifted drastically?