So I’m taking a month off of shopping. It’s going to be very hard, but oh so very good.
I’m sure many of you can relate to those mornings where you stare at your closet with a perplexed look and then sigh to yourself as ‘you have nothing to wear’. It’s ridiculous, but it’s true — we shop, we get excited, we wear and then we feel empty. It’s a vicious cycle that quite frankly is hard to break, but I’m really trying to work towards the break.
Browse often… Shop thoughtfully… Purchase pieces that will add value to your life.
Over the last month, I’ve been listening to Refinery29’s podcast, Unstyled, hosted by the global editor-in-chief and cofounder, Christene Barberich. If you haven’t heard of it, check it out. 12 episodes of inspirational awesomeness.
My favorite episode was with guest Stacy London of What Not to Wear – Stacy London on style transformations – where she talked about fashion and psychology. She acknowledged fashion as the outlet that can simply transcend one’s style – invoking confidence and making one remember who they really are. Because after all, style is about the individual.
She talked about the closet and how it should be kept as a place of joy, where you visit each time and feel inspired. The trick to this of course, is to organize your closet often. Adding pieces that make you feel like the person you are today and who you want to be tomorrow. Not holding onto pieces for memories that remind you of the person you used to be.
That advice really stuck with me. Now, I’m making a conscious effort to wear the things that make me confident, joyful and happy and to slowly say goodbye to those items I’m really just holding onto for sentimental value.
Browse Often, Shop Thoughtfully.
As I take this month to save some money and really evaluate my closet, I’m starting a series that will not only help me shop less often, but enable both you and I to browse more often and ultimately shop more thoughtfully.
Want Edit No. 1 : Gingham
It’s a pattern that just about every man in America has on a button-downed shirt in their closet of, but it’s our turn now ladies. I’m totally wanting all of these pieces, but we’ll see which one makes the cut in the end.
I’d love to hear which gingham pieces you’ve been eyeing this season. And oh — if you click on the “+” icon’s you can shop each piece!
// cb ✌🏻
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