Open discussion time…I like doing these once a week, do you? And it gives me a place to put my completely random thoughts together instead of all dispersed within outfit posts. I might still do that anyway, but this is fun too 🙂
Does anyone have an Everlane seed stitch sweater? They launched some new styles/colors today and I’m intrigued. Mainly in the new u-neck in Taupe (I really like their taupe pieces. Obviously!). It looks like a great lightweight sweater to wear with everything. Something that I – astonishingly – don’t have right now. I do have quite a few Inhabit cotton cardigans and a couple of cotton sweaters, but they are quite fitted, not always a look I want.
Speaking of Inhabit, they added some new things to the sale section + $20 off, including this Donegal outdoor sweater I’ve been DYING for. Check out the post on Grechen’s Codes if you haven’t already (or don’t normally read over there).
I’m thinking about spring/summer shopping and wardrobe planning already. Of course. I mean…I always think about shopping…but I’m wondering if I can set a budget for myself, say $1,000/quarter (which is too much, but I’m just being simple here), and spend it all at once at the beginning of the quarter. Like, I wonder if I gave myself $1,000 to spend on April 1st and had to spend it all at once, how that would work out. Then I couldn’t spend any more money the rest of the quarter.
In one way, I think I would feel free, in that I wouldn’t have to worry about buying anything for three months, but of course, I would also feel stifled by having no more budget to spend if I’m out and see something I want/need.
It would be silly to put that sort of requirement on my shopping budget (that I’d have to spend it all at once), but I sometimes think I do better when I have strict limits or rules for things in my life. Like food/eating and exercise. So, maybe I would “feel” better if I had to make a list, and plan very well each quarter/season for what I wanted/needed and just bought it all at once. Then, when I shop, I just shop for fun, without buying.
An interesting question I think. Could you do that? how do you plan and spend your clothes/accessory/shoe budget?