Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Shop My Closet Week 5
One month down - how many more to go? I honestly don't see an end in sight, and I didn't spend one dollar on clothes during January.
I did have to go to the mall once, and I'm obviously in a dressing room in the first picture. However, I only stopped in to use the mirror. I'll admit to a bit of browsing on the way out, since I was in my very favorite store. But it has become easier to resist impulse purchases, and I left with nothing.
Apparently I was feeling a lot of gray and pink this week. It's funny when I put these collages together and start to see a pattern.
This outfit is a perfect example of why I'm challenging myself to wear everything in my closet. Both the black jacket and the lilac sweater had never been on my body, and I've had them for months. The Caslon jacket has knit gray sleeves and was the perfect weight over the soft cowl neck sweater.
In the spirit of working on my creativity, I'd like to walk into my closet and put some outfits together that I hadn't thought of before. But how?
Audrey at Putting Me Together shared a post recently with Tips For Utilizing Your Wardrobe that I found very helpful. She suggested planning outfits for the week by listing each day, what you'll be doing, and the weather. She also wrote about using Pinterest, and finding a style "go to" formula. Which for me is jeans, a sweater, and boots.
Or.... I could just follow along with my friend Carrie at A Lovely Little Wardrobe for her Create 28 Series, where she's giving an outfit prompt for each day in February. Carrie asked me to share a look for the series later in the month, and I'm excited to show you what I come up with.
Until next week - happy "no shopping"!
Linking up today with A Lovely Little Wardrobe, The Pleated Poppy, Thursday Fashion Files, Fashion Friday, Fabulous Friday, Pumps and Pushups, How I Style It, Not Dead Yet Style, My Refined Style