Are you an impulse shopper who loves a good sale? That was always me, until the day I added up what I had spent on every item of clothing in my closet that I never wore. The shocking amount of wasted money changed my outlook forever. For that amount, I could have bought a fabulous blazer, a great fitting pair of jeans, and a silk shirt of the highest quality all at full price from the finest department store. Those are all items that I would wear often and feel very confident in each time I did.
The dark navy wool blazer is by J. Crew from last year. The white jeans are from Chico’s a couple of years ago. The belt is by Ralph Lauren via Belk. The bag is an inexpensive no-name purchase from the Little Shop inside the Martha in Abingdon, VA. The VANELi Aliz Slingback Pumps are from Nordstrom.
The white Simple Comfort tee is from Covered Perfectly here. (I am an affiliate for Covered Perfectly so I will earn a small commission from any purchase you make from this link.) The Classic Red lip color is by Beautycounter. It is from the new line of Color Intense Lipsticks here. (I am a senior manager at Beautycounter, so I will earn a small commission from any purchase you make from this link.)
The boldly colored silk scarf is from my online shop here. I folded it on the bias before wrapping around my neck and pulling the ends back to the front.
When I make any purchase now, it is only what I need and know I will wear many times for years to come. I buy the best quality and fit I can find, for example this blazer which fits well and lands at mid-hip is an excellent choice for me. I have worn it many times. The classic style shoes can be worn with any of my pants whenever I want to look a little more dressed up. The bag is the perfect pop of color, and it is just large enough to include what I need for the day. The scarf includes bold blocks of royal blue and bright red which are my favorites. These are a few examples of purchases that will get lots of use and enjoyment. I will never regret them!
I planned to share this post with you yesterday, but my computer was still out getting a new hard drive installed. I’m happy to be back to work now!
On Sunday, Mr. Mickey and I took a drive over to Asheville to enjoy dinner at the Biltmore Estate. While the tulips were struggling to survive during this fickle spring, the high mountains were blanketed in snow. Hopefully, sunny days are on the way.