From experience I’ve learned that it’s far too easy to blow all your cash on lame fashion purchases that jump up and grab you when you least expect it like…
- $40 in stupid message Ts from Bluenotes
- $60 in cheap sundresses that were way too young for me
- $50 on another pair of brown heels I didn’t need because they were on sale and not totally offensive
- $30 on another pair of cheap jeans that make you look like you’re wearing a diaper after 1 wash
…and on and on. You’ve done it too right?
What I’ve found is the best cure-all for this affliction is to keep a running shopping list so you don’t get distracted – yes…just like the grocery store. Write down exactly what’s missing in your closet so that when you see it you’ll know you’ve found a treasure and can be reassured that you’ve spent your precious dollar bills wisely. You can start by visiting my Top 10 Classic Wardrobe Pieces and Top 10 Classic Accessories pages to get an idea of some of the basics you may be missing.
Here is my current shopping list that I’ll update as we go forward. (Crossed out items will be ones that I’ve located and purchased).
Pink Pencil Skirt(Fall 2013) Red or Pink Wrap Dress(December 2013) 3/4 Sleeve tunics – navy/blue/white(December 2013) Polka Dot Pencil Skirt(September 2013)
- Olive Shirt Dress
- Leopard Print Flats (mine are wearing out)
- Red / Turquoise Chunky Necklace
- Wooden Earrings
- Red Tea Length Skirt
- Black Flat Boots
- Chunky Pearl Necklace
REMEMBER – You don’t have to check everything off you list at once!
This is a marathon…not a sprint. Add things you really love (I find tons of inspiration from other style bloggers and Pintrest) and have fun hunting all of the items down over time. You’ll actually end up with a wardrobe that is useful and reflective of your personality rather than a closet full of cheap bargains and impulse purchases you’ll never love or wear.