I hate to be an energy zapper, but I am so.tired. Normally I can blame a cat, a neighbor dog, the bright street lamps, or my husband's never-quiet Blackberry, but lately, I think my problem has been that I *am* so tired. You know what I mean, that too tired to sleep kind of tired?
Today will be a good day, though. I'm doing one of my 3-4 shopping extravaganzas of the year. I have a shopper at my favorite store that I love to work with. She helps me plan out my closet for the season. This is generally when I get my staples for the next several months. I have absolutely nothing from last spring/summer that fits, save a few casual items and a pair or two of sandals.
Since this is my dominant season, I minimized my fall/winter purchases for this reason.
I think it will be nice to get away from work, home, and even Crossfit for a few hours. Hopefully if nothing else I can relax mentally. :)
Whenever I go on these shopping trips I like to dress in pieces vs. a dress. Things that go with multiple items and that are easy to get in and out of. I also try to wear a pair of shoes that are my average heel height to determine whether or not hemlines will need alterations.
I realize this sort of shopping can seem extreme, but planning out the foundations of your closet this way is really a great time and money saver. It also gives me clearer direction for filler pieces, footwear, and accessories. It's also interesting to note that I never return or give away items from these shopping trips. It's always those little impulse buys that get me. O:)
I also wear my best colors because if I don't feel fabulous about myself, I won't like anything I put on. Funny how that works!
Purple is one of my go-to colors. Navy, also. What about you, what colors do you feel your best in?
Blouse: Banana Republic, Pants: Gap, Cardigan: Gap, Shoes: Cole Haan, Watch: Fossil, Ring: Martin + Osa