I've noticed I go in phases with my looks. Blogging makes it pretty obvious, I guess. Lately I'm in love with stripes, clean and simple lines, and bold lip color. And I am also always on the lookout for "toppers" or "third pieces" to complete outfits. It's tricky in the summer time, so I don't hesitate if I find something. I saw this sweater online awhile ago and "stalked it" till it got marked down. It's one of those things that's so weird it's right. I imagine I'll wear it more casually, but I was anxious to try it out.My shopping habits are drastically different than they were two years ago...even than last year. I feel like I browse efficiently so that when I do shop, I don't get romanticized by sale racks or random cuteness. I went to a store the other day with one item in mind, called ahead, had it put on hold, and then when I arrived, I saw the amazing clearance section. I tried a few things on, but at the end of the day, I had to ask myself if what was available there was any better than what I already had. It's not just about filling your closet with awesome things. There are always things to buy. There is of course always room for spontaneity, but being aware of your working wardrobe and the holes it has keeps you from rabbit trails that generally end in frustration.
Madewell, Pants: Gap, Tank: Target, Shoes: Franco Sarto, Necklace: JCrew