that familiar twitch

this is the first birthday i can remember that i didn’t wear something new. if i’m honest, it was hard. i like to celebrate occasions with new things. i spent a long time standing in my closet asking myself what i should wear and wishing stacey and clinton would magically appear and tell me.

it was good for me, though. there are many people in the world who have one change of clothes- maybe not even that. i don’t deserve something just because it’s a special day. it’s a privilege to receive gifts and new things not a right.

this week has been the hardest so far. i’m not tired of my clothes yet, but i’ve heard people talking about shopping and others have asked me what i want for my birthday  (a blazer, a pair of nude pumps like audrey’s and a pair of colored heels like elaine’s. thank you for asking), and i’ve gotten that familiar twitch of excitement about adding a new piece to my closet. if i ignore it do you think it will go away? hmm…i’ll let you know.

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  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together February 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Love this outfit! The feeling might go away. Lately I’ve been buying items and taking a LOOOOONNNNG time to decide if I’m going to keep them, and I’ve been surprised by how a few weeks of restraint and careful thought can make me realize that I can live without that item. At first I’ll think, “This one is definitely a keeper!” And even a couple weeks into it, I’m like “Yep, keeper.” But then another week passes and I’m like, “Wow, I really don’t need this,” and I’m so glad I didn’t rip the tags off and wear it right away!

  • Caitlin February 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Thanks for the encouragement! And I’m super impressed with your willpower. I’ve never been able to wait that long to wear a new item. It’s a great way to maintain control of your closet!

  • H&K Style Journey February 11, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    LOVE this outfit! You can never go wrong with a blazer and jeans combo. A blazer always make an outfit look so polished.

    • Caitlin February 11, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      Thank you so much!! :) I agree- it’s my favorite quick pull-it-together look.

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