Frame Le Garcon jeans
Black Crane Quilted top (small, made in the US) | also, in black at Garmentory , and if you use my referral link you’ll get $20 account credit, since black crane is excluded from need supply’s friends and family…
Robert Clergerie Nalo loafers | on sale at La Garconne
Admonish leather tote | sold out
Whenever I buy something that’s not black, over time, I usually wish it was black; I could list multiple items of clothing/bags/shoes over the years I’ve gotten rid of simply because they weren’t black. And I have definitely thought that about this Black Crane top.
I love the color though, and of course, I could have purchased it in black, but chose this color on purpose. Then, I get it, and cue the second-guessing. Story of my life. Color is still just out of my comfort zone, and I will have to keep pushing myself to get used to it, and wear it, because I WANT to. I’m not giving up yet.
Everything else in this outfit is several years old and I recently hemmed my Le Garcon jeans because I’m sort of over the rolled hem look. I’m not really happy with the way they turned out (I hardly ever am with hemmed jeans), but I don’t wear these jeans as often as I used to anyway; I prefer my 6397 Shorty jeans over anything else nowadays. And anyway, these are a bit big in the waist and I have to hike them up all the time whenever I do wear them. BUT, they’re ridiculously soft, and feel good to wear, like an old friend, so they’ll stay with me.
And these Robert Clergerie shoes are honestly one of my very favorite pairs of shoes; I got them on pretty deep discount a couple years ago, but they have never fit very well. Even with an insole, they’re a bit big. With socks AND an insole, they’re too snug. It’s the heel I think, it’s not deep enough. But I’m trying to figure out a way to wear them because I love them as a sneaker alternative.
As a follow-up to my post (repost) yesterday about surviving sale season, this is one way I do it: I try and wear the things in my closet I love the most, to remind myself I already have what I need/want. In this case, I’ve been wanting a pair of black sneakers, so I’m trying to wear these Robert Clergerie shoes as black sneakers to convince myself I don’t need to buy a pair right now. So far, it’s working…
Another thing I do is when I’m shopping in person I wear the thing I think I need to replace with something “better” or whatever. If I end up finding something that is indeed better, fits me better, looks better, is better quality, then I’ll buy it, but what tends to happen when I do that, is that whatever I’m wearing, what I already OWN, is better than whatever I try on. I love it when that happens 🙂