Mossimo jeans | $22, juniors, I’m wearing an 11, but probably would be happier with a 9. not perfect, but okay. glad I tried them though, because I wanted a pair of gray jeans, but I don’t really think I love them on me…
T by Alexander Wang long sleeve tee
HELMUT Helmut Lang jacket
3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Satchel
I guess I’m not really taking a break because I’m showing you an outfit picture, but I didn’t post on Grechen’s Codes today, and honestly, my heart’s not really in it. A lot of things are going on in my life lately, interesting, exciting, and scary things, and maybe they’re just all coming to a head right now?
My husband left the company he co-founded and had been with for 12 years recently, which was/is good, but a HUGE change. Just this week he started his new position as CTO of a very small company in Anna, Texas (north of Dallas). Which means we’re moving away from Austin. I’m excited and scared about this; I love to move – I see it as an adventure, but I worry about trying to keep things the same, you know? I’m very much a creature of habit and routine, breaking them doesn’t come easy to me. Underneath the excitement is all the thoughts about getting to Pure Barre, finding a new vet for Ozzie, finding new doctors for me, where is Whole Foods, finding good restaurants, leaving my friends/life here…
Anyway, all is good, but I’ve felt the anxiety the last couple of days.
I’m also thinking a lot about what I do here on Grechen’s Closet and why I do it. I know why I do it, because I love it; I’m fanatical about shopping, finding interesting things, and the best deals. I love to share my finds with you, and maybe if you’re looking for something I can help you make a decision whether or not to buy it, and hopefully help you get it at a discount. But my goal has never been to get you to buy things you do not need. Yes, here and there, I might mention something you didn’t know you needed, but I tend to talk more about basics, and good quality investment pieces for life, not just trendy “fashion” items.
I love to shop. LOVE IT. But even more, I like to talk about it 🙂 I’m conflicted though, sometimes, because this is my job – it’s been my career, my business, for almost 10 years. I couldn’t be happier. But again, I hate the idea that I’m driving anyone to buy things they don’t need, or into debt. I can’t be responsible for that, I know, but it bothers me sometimes. To be honest, being a shopping blogger hasn’t done wonders for my financial situation either, which is why I’m struggling to get everything back on track lately and fix my mistakes.
Anyway, just some things I’ve been thinking about/dealing with lately. And I thought I would take a break for a little while from blogging, but I won’t. I can’t. I love it too much.
And I would miss you guys…