James Perse split back long dress (also in black at Nordstrom) | size 2, my “normal” JP size
Veja sneakers | sustainable, organic cotton
Everlane Petra tote | purchased with credits from Everlane
Kristen Elspeth necklace
I don’t really like wearing “shades” of the same color, unless it’s black. But I didn’t want to bring a ton of stuff with me to Austin, and I was already bringing these sneakers to wear for walking, and for rain, so I’m working with what I have. Sure, I could have brought my black Vince sneakers to wear instead (we did drive), but I prefer to work with fewer things when I can. Anyway, I sort of like the combination. And now it’s something I would actually wear on purpose I think.
Today I’m on my own in the city so I’m getting some work done, having lunch with a friend, visiting partner ARO at her new shop, and otherwise just wandering, so I wanted to be comfortable most of all. And the more opportunities I can create to wear this dress, the better.
I bought this dress as a birthday present for myself a little while ago, and as a way to ease myself into not buying more clothes for a while. I’m not sure how long a while is, exactly, but my goal is at least until the end of the year. I’ll re-asess as time goes on, but I’ve sort of got the idea in my head that I can go a year without any new clothing items, with the exception of things I receive/buy to review here for you from companies I believe in.
MORE ON THAT LATER, and I’m thinking out loud here, but I’m ready for a new challenge. And I’m very pleased with my wardrobe as it is right now. Honestly, if I lived a different life, if I wasn’t a fashion/shopping blogger, I think I might easily be able to do without adding any new items to my wardrobe for a while. But I am, and I love what I do; I appreciate my role as an “influencer” as it were, and the opportunities that brings to review clothes from companies who are doing interesting things.
Balance & Reality are also important…an additional challenge for sure…