I like the color of this cardigan, but not the way the buttons start so low in front. It just wasn't comforably covering me. I was tugging on it all day. I didn't like the way it looked left open either. I did wear it draped over my shoulders once and I did like that look. But I asked myself "Do I really want to hang onto this cardigan to wear only on those occasions when I want to drape it over my shoulders?". My answer to self was "No...let it go, Lisa". So I did. I redonated it back to the thrift store. Sometimes I have to have little persuasive talks with myself in order to take action and purge unnecessary clothing items. :)
How cute are these little beaded slip on mules? I love the colors and mules are a comfy shoe for me. I thrifted these 2 years ago for $5.59.
I love the simplicity of this outfit. It perfectly suits my style. The base is just a pair of black jeans and a sweatshirt/sweater. I added a cute pair of loafers with bow detail, a little neck scarf from ebay and a pair of earrings I thrifted for only 69 cents. This could absolutely be my daily "uniform". Have you ever asked yourself the question..."What pieces in my closet would I choose if I could only pick one top, one bottom, and one pair of shoes to wear for the rest of my life? You know...a sort of if I were stranded on a desert island type question. What items would you choose?
When I think of the answer to that question for myself and consider my fantasies of having the wardrobe of a minimalist.... I imagine how it would be to have just a few pieces of clothing reflective of what I'm wearing here. A few pieces that I really love, feel good in, and could wear all the time. Would I feel freedom in that choice? Would I get bored? Maybe I'll make it happen someday and find out. I am pretty proud of myself for seriously cutting back on my thrifting. My goal this year is to spend less than half of what I did last year. So far so good!
thrifted: black jeans $3.49 Forever 21 top $2.99 August Silk black/gold hoop earrings .69 cents
purse $8 Fossil loafers $3.59 Anne Klein ~~~ scarf $1.80 via ebay