Splendid maxi tank dress | ribbed, size medium, exclusive to Shopbop
VKOO sweater/top | n/a
Robert Clergerie Pepo sandals | on sale at 6pm.com (good resource for RC on sale)
Dannijo necklace | n/a
3.1 Phillip Lim large Ryder satchel | small version at Azalea for $671 with code GRECHEN25
I’m cold. It’s still cool here in the mornings and only warms up to about 70 during the day, which is NOT warm enough for me to be wearing sleeveless & sandals. But I am rebelling against the weather, as I always do in April, and wearing this anyway. If I’m lucky enough to find a patch of sun to stand/sit in, I’m okay, because ultimately, I’m a lizard – I need sun to be warm…
It’s been an odd week, this week. My step-son is in town for his Passover break, which always changes things a bit, but the Shopbop sale always throws me into a tizzy because I ALWAYS want to buy more and struggle with NOT buying more than I should, because OMG, it’s all 25% off!!!!!! I was good, and stuck to my budget this time and ONLY bought what I needed (the Rag & Bone Quinn sandals, which arrive today, yay!!!), but still I feel like I missed out somehow. I did not.
It’s going to be a long road to making “peace” with my minimal wardrobe and not buying what I don’t need, and/or learning how to buy the RIGHT things. I’m still purging, but also struggling with knowing what to get rid of and when. As I mentioned in a comment this morning, I had a beautiful floral printed silk Winter Kate maxi skirt a couple of years ago that I didn’t wear as often as I liked, so I sold it. I’d kind of like to have it now, although it probably wouldn’t fit me. It’s probably just nostalgia, and even if I did still have it, I probably would feel the same way about it, but I wonder if I’ve sold too many things I would still wear?
I am brutal in purging my own closet sometimes, in fact, I’ve decided not to keep the Acne Studios dress I showed you last week (email me if you’re interested, otherwise it’s going on eBay). I do like it, but it’s not what I want right now, and I know I can find something more flattering on me and that I will be happier with for longer. I wonder if I had an infinite amount of room if I’d want to keep everything? I don’t think so, because even having what I have spread out into 2 closets is too much for me. I don’t even like the IDEA of having too many things. More than anything, I want my ONE closet to be full of things I love (and that LOVE ME BACK) and want to wear all the time. So if that means I need to get rid of the not-so-great things then so be it.
One step at a time, right? And I passed the Shopbop coupon code test this time around. May I make it through Saks and The Dreslyn next week…