i alluded to this before, but my closet suffers from a condition known as severe wardrobe imbalance. these 5 dresses represent only the tip of my anthro dress collection iceberg, and yet i end up rotating the same like, 4 tops with the same jeans every time i go out to a casual get-together.
it may be cute, but i’m not about to wear this out to go grocery shopping.
i need outfits that i can wear to the store without looking sloppy; pieces that are comfortable, flattering, and age-appropriate. somehow, i got it into my head that it is okay to splurge on a special occasion dress (even if it will only be worn a couple of times!) but bad to succumb to temptation when it comes to basics. really, the opposite makes more sense, since quality matters more in the clothes that we wear day in and day out!
and with that, i have justified my
desire need to go shopping for some fall basics. i actually think i would be better off going to actual stores, because my munchkin status (i’m 5’1″) makes it hard to tell how things will fit based on how they look on amazonian models with nonexistant hips. but a vigorous perusal of the sale racks at anthro and jcrew yielded some promising finds, as always! here is an assortment of the kinds of things i am looking for . . .
j. crew (all on sale)
i could easily microspun cowlneck tee transitioning from work to a night out afterwards paired with skinny black pants
this glorified sweatshirt would be a good throw-on-and-go top for running errands and the like
i always get good use of simple striped tees like this one!
another easy breezy layering piece, dressed up with a little ruffle: perfect fit henley
anthro: a bit less basic
even though i KNOW i am in need of simpler pieces, anthro‘s quirkier styling is where my heart truly lies!
the palacio blouse also comes in blue, but i am digging the wine color!
this barometer top has short sleeves, but it certainly could be layered under a cardi.
the covent garden jacket lands squarely within ‘quirky’ territory, but there is just something cozy about it that i really like.
just look at that cuff detail!
anyone else suffer from wardrobe imbalance? any suggestions of places to find cute-but-not-boring high quality basics? i am in need of pants, too, but i think that’s worth a whole other post.
journal J has arrived
my planner from everyday happy smile (via ebay) arrived yesterday, just 8 days after i ordered it! that is quite fast for a package coming all the way from korea.
i will definitely do a FULL review, but i think i should probably use it a little bit first before i do. i will say that the paper quality is really nice and this journal has all of the features that were described.
here’s a little taste . . .