Sweaty Betty harem skirt | this year’s version, I’m wearing a medium from last year
Everlane ryan tank top
Rag & Bone Quinn sandals
Jas M.B. bag | n/a
This is another one of those pieces I decided to keep, even though it’s not “perfect.” I’m discovering, during this journey towards having less, that perfect isn’t/shouldn’t be the goal. Good enough is just fine.
So, even though I think I REALLY need/want a black, sort-of-pleated skirt that I can tuck tops into, I have this harem skirt that I love, and I can wear instead. It’s not black, but it’s close, and it’s such a unique and comfortable skirt that I can’t bear to part with it. I haven’t worn it as much as I would like to, but now that I’ve decided that I’m finished searching for that “perfect” long black skirt (I guess my Etoile Isabel Marant gauzey one WAS that perfect skirt, but it became much too big on me…) I can be happy with this one.
That is probably the most important “lesson” I’ve learned during all of this – that perfect isn’t the goal. Happy & free is the goal. And I’m finding that by having less stuff. I thought I couldn’t have less stuff unless it was “the perfect” amount and types of stuff, but that’s just not true. The perfect long black skirt may be out there, but I don’t have to have it now, or be obsessed with finding it so that I spend time and money buying skirt after skirt only to be disappointed. I can be happy with what I have, with what fits, and with what looks good on me NOW.
That actually makes me feel so much better than having the perfect skirt would. Anyway, who’s to say the one I have isn’t perfect? Perhaps it is, simply by virtue of the fact that it is already in my possession and I love it….
I think that skirt *is* perfect. It’s the perfect length, the perfect drape, the perfect pleats. I’m glad you kept it. Thanks for sharing more of your paring-down journey. You’re several steps ahead of me and very inspiring. Have a great time with your family! Happy fourth!
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See, I might even have exclaimed, when I saw this, “Oh, that skirt is PERFECT on her!” That tulip shape that the harem hemline creates is so you, and so graceful. Navy and black, perfect.
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What a great skirt for you! Clean, cool. Lovely.
I love that skirt. Happy 4th of July, to those who are celebrating it. We’ll have a barbeque, but I won’t wear white. (I always spill sauce when I do.)
Grechen, I truly commend you on getting to the point where you have that attitude. I am a LONG way from that, and since I always struggle with my own imperfections, I think I try to make up for it through my wardrobe choices (Theoretically, if I choose the “perfect” top, then I must be OK, right?)
Yeah, I’ll work through that one in therapy…;-)