french dressing

“If she can’t afford it, she won’t buy it. If it doesn’t fit (or make her feel good or flaunt what she’s got), she won’t wear it. If she can’t find it, she won’t compromise. If she loves it, she won’t toss it. She reuses it, rethinks it, lets it age.”

-From Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl via The No Brainer Wardrobe by Haley Morgan

this quote perfectly captures the way i want to view my closet from this year forward.

i don’t want to buy clothes above my means (whether that’s one item that’s too expensive or a lot of little purchases that add up to too expensive), that fail to make me feel fantastic, or that aren’t reusable. no.more.compromising.

this shirt is a good example of rethinking. i got it a couple of years ago on sale at a jcrew outlet. i think i wore it several times that year but always with the same pair of distressed jeans. for a while, i didn’t reach for it, but because it fits well, it continued to make it through the closet purges and this year it’s been inspiring me.

one, two

although it’s mostly made an appearance in my life paired with jeans, today it was re-imagined with my favorite silk skirt and a leopard belt.

i could get used to this french way of dressing. i could also get used to living in france if i was given the opportunity. (i’m just saying.)

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