The planning phase is over. I thought about color, fit and silhouettes, and I thought about my current and aspirational closet, specifically how they will go together. Now, it’s time to build – to sew and to shop the wardrobe that, with the help of Sarai and her series, I created. It surprises people when I tell them I don’t shop a lot; maybe three times a year with one to two spurts in between out of necessity (boots wore out or purse broke) or when I visit my dad (we’re great shopping buddies). But, when I shop those those few occurrences, I go all out, purchasing an entire season worth of clothing including undies, home decor and bedding. I started doing this when I entered the 9-5 life and had less time to shop. I hated it at first, but after many seasons, it has turned out that this is a very effective way to create a cohesive closet. I can honestly say that it takes me less than 5 minutes to put an outfit together in the morning because everything goes together.
So for spring, this is what I bought. The items from Anthropologie are my investment pieces, but they are lifetime garments (I still own and wear the dress I wore to my high school graduation). Overall, I think my choices are me and will last me well into summer, probably fall. What do you think? Also, do you shop this way, or are you a more frequent shopper? If so, why?
And what is that you see above? Oh, just snippets of a work in progress.
Last, I received news this week that Mishka is on the mend. She’s without a gallbladder and a spleen, but hey, she’s alive and on the road to recovery. Man, she’s a trooper. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.