Vince turtleneck | sold out, I got mine at Nordstrom Rack months ago
Frame Le Garcon jeans | made in the US – use code BIGEVENT15 for up to 25% off at Shopbop
Play CdG x Converse sneakers
Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel in “dark olive” | purchased with credit from Forzieri
I’m thinking of boycotting everything until the sun comes out. I have such a hard time managing without sun. It goes back to the days when I taught pre-school I think; rain always put everyone in a bad mood because we couldn’t spend any time outside. I also think I am a reptile – I need to bask in the sun to warm up.
So I must put on my warmest sweaters and brave the elements. But still, I dream of spring, and sunshine, and warmer weather. AND being able to wear spring-y clothes. Speaking of which, after I wrote my “dreaming of spring” post last week, I placed an order at Shopbop. And not for anything I mentioned therein. (perhaps technically I made it to March without buying anything? because I haven’t received it yet?)
It was very much an impulse order, although not in the sense that I hadn’t been thinking about the items I ordered for quite some time. I had. I had just convinced myself to give up on them, that they’re not me, I wouldn’t wear them, and I should go for something much more practical. Although both items tugged at my heart strings, the shoes especially.
And then, I was afraid the shoes would sell out before I could get them in my size, so I just ordered them. These – the Rachel Comey moon wedges. Which, of course, have now sold out in my size. I LOVE them. And they are SO ME. Back when I wore wedges/heels, that is. I would like to again, actually. To mix it up a bit; I do sometimes feel as if I’ve given up by wearing flats constantly. They should arrive today. I won’t be able to wear them for a long time, but I do hope they fit, and that I can wear them without falling over. I’m out of practice.
I also ordered this oversized chambray shirt by Sundry (made in the US). Despite the fact that I’d proclaimed my desire for a chambray top “over” – and they just weren’t “me” no matter how much I wanted them to be, I still have a need for a shirt to “throw on” with leggings and sneakers. I got rid of the gray flannel CP shades top I had used for that purpose because it was just too much on my frame lately, and my white Madewell top isn’t quite long enough to wear comfortably only with leggings. So, I’m trying chambray once again. I ordered the size 1, which is a small, and I hope it works, but I won’t hesitate to return it if it doesn’t.
Notice I did not order the James Perse striped long cardigan, which I do still REALLY want. I may order it now, with this coupon code, or I may wait for Saks’ friends and family code, which is usually a flat 25% off, if I have extra discretionary money.
Oh, and since I placed my order last week and they announced a coupon code today I called and asked them to adjust it to reflect the 20% off orders over $500, which they did graciously. (I used my Shopbop credit to place my order) I’m always so impressed with Shopbop’s customer service…
Anyway, we’ll see how this “experiment” with going with items that “spark joy” goes this time around. It doesn’t always work out in the end; I sell or get rid of things that aren’t entirely practical, even though I love them. The key is now that I MAKE the shoes practical. That I wear them.
Has anything at Shopbop caught your eye? Are you ordering anything for spring??