Y’all, I have a confession to make. I may have reached a tad bit ahead on the calendar with my 12 pieces additions.
It’s just that sometimes finding things that fit perfectly can be so rare that you have to take advantage of your discoveries when you find them, even if it breaks the rules a little bit.
Here’s a quick look at my additions so far:
January: lace top
February: striped dress
March: coral top
April: radiant orchid dress
May: polka dot button up
I technically broke the rules by already purchasing my June item. (Ok, not technically. I did.) It’s a sleeveless structured white peplum top, which is a shape I don’t have in my closet, and I plan to wear it with my pencil skirts, maxi skirt, and summer skinnies for the next couple of months before adding completer pieces to transition it into cooler temps.
Because I’ve taken the time to define my style, simplify my closet, and figure out what pieces would make my wardrobe even more versatile, when they come along, if they’re not going to break my budget, I’m probably going to get them.
I’ve also made a few replacements.
A pair of my old tennis shoes wore out, so I used that chance to buy some tennis shoes I love. (For some reason buying tennis shoes I actually like to wear as part of a non-workout ensemble is hard for me.) They’re retro and I wore them for Cornerstone’s golf tournament (our most successful fundraiser to date!!), but they’ll also be perfect for sightseeing on our upcoming vacation. They go with a lot of my casual tees, and will even work with a lot of my pants, shorts, and all my work out clothes.
This month, I replaced a few stained tees, and my beach cover ups, too. They were literally from junior high, and I was mistaken as a 16 year old twice in the last month, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I chose these printed pants (which if I can pull it off without Troy disowning me, I think I’ll end up wearing them outside of beach days, because they’ll be so cool during the blazing hot Texas summer), and this scarf to use as a sarong. It was buy one scarf get one free, so I scored my long-awaited floral scarf, too!
So far, emotionally, I feel pretty good. It’s much harder to only buy a few pieces than it was to not shop or shop freely, which is not at all what I expected.
While there are still a few things I want to add, I’m feeling overwhelmed with how remixable my closet is, and want to focus on shopping my own closet for new looks.
With that, I’m considering doing a ‘What to wear with…’ series that would cover basics most of us have in our closets. Is that something that you would be interested in?
If so, please let me know in the comments below, and share a specific item you’d like to see remixed.