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 years 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!Love This
Everett leather tote bag
Silvia silk-twill scarf
Caged satin minaudière
Wool-crepe strapless top
Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans
Garcon suede loafers
Laser-engraved logo belt
Belted leather biker jacket
Gathered Knit Midi Dress
Cropped leather jacket
Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings
Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket
Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag
Belted wool blazer
Blade velvet slingback pumps
Logo-embellished leather loafers