AG Tomboy Crop jeans | couple of years old, not cropped version on sale, distressed version at Anthro
Helmut Lang tank top | older, sold out
James Perse collage boxy top | sold out, this one is similar, but with 3/4 raglan sleeves
James Perse exclusive Birkenstocks
Margot Wolf necklace
In the comments of my Minimal Closet : What Not to Buy post yesterday, Henny mentioned that sheer items are on her list of “must not buy.” And the more I thought about that, the more I thought I should add them to my list too.
I got this James Perse top during the July sale, and have worn it a few times, but as much as I like to layer, I don’t like to HAVE to layer, if that makes sense…I want to be able to just throw this on with jeans and go, but I can’t. I find it works best over dresses, which is how I’ve worn it when I have worn it – no-brainer layering – but I can’t just wear it with a bra, it requires a cami underneath.
But then I also have two Helmut Lang tank tops I got for about $30 each (which is a deal for HL) during their sale last year that are VERY sheer, and that I haven’t worn as much as I’d have liked. I would have purged them, but I may wear them layered this fall/winter because they’re longer in the back and good for leggings. If I don’t, out they go. But still…I shouldn’t have bought them. Sale goggles. Happens to the best of us 😉
So, I thought why not just combine the two sheer pieces? And here you have it.