I am not a believer in retail therapy but there are times when I crave the thrill of picking up something new. As you have probably gathered about me, I think shopping as an activity is a waste of time. I often tag along with a friend which is great because I buy 90% of my clothes this way. It used to be so simple- when I worked with designers on their shows, I would pre order the pieces I liked from the collection and that was that.
My life now revolves more around the barn and the yacht club than the runway so I have come up with a way to curb the splurge urge. I keep a fashion diary.
I often refer to putting something on my list. In my fashion diary I actually have two lists. The first list is for things I want. Each season I go through the collections and cull out my picks. If I like what is offered I will buy a few pieces, if I don’t, I will buy nothing at all. Since I truly believe in personal style and building a wardrobe of evergreen pieces I think it is important that if you see something that you love and know you will wear forever, you should buy it.
The second list covers things I have bought. When I am in a store and debating whether to buy something or not, I can see on this list everything I have purchased over the past year and realize that I may not necessarily “need” another pair of brown sandals lets say. Also, if I am feeling as if I have nothing new to wear, I pull out my diary and am reminded of all the lovely things I have acquired in the last few months and the urge is (temporarily) curbed!
Set of two gold-plated rings
Cotton-Polio wrap midi skirt
Gold-plated chunky cuff
One-shoulder crepe top
A-line linen mini skirt
Hammock small leather and raffia tote
Le Cuffed mid-rise stretch-cotton shorts
Poplin midi dress
The City Knot shoulder bag
Belted voile midi dress
Rockstud Spike quilted-suede bag
Woven silk trench coat