I want to begin this post by thanking you for being here! I really appreciate you!
I wanted to get this post finished Thursday; however, the day from hell got in the way. Let's just say that I backed our car into another car that was speeding through a parking lot. I looked in all directions multiple times before I started easing out and the car came out of nowhere. I am super grateful for a very loving spouse whose smile, laughter, and arsenal of jokes never fail to lift my spirits. I'm a very blessed girl.
I wanted to stop by the mall yesterday to take a peek at the J. Crew new arrivals, but I decided to heed the don't shop when you're mad or hungry advice. I stopped by the retail store today, so I will post reviews of a few tops tomorrow.
So, enough of my rambling: let's talk about Wardrobe Building:
Lately, I've been thinking about how/why I choose specific clothing items. My style has evolved significantly over the years. At one point, particularly when I started gaining weight, I'd only shop for jackets. I was convinced that jackets would "cover up" my problem area, my stomach. I learned quickly that jackets weren't a cover all when a woman at church patted my stomach and asked me if I was expecting......while I was wearing a jacket. This wasn't the first time this happened. These experiences freed me up to move beyond looking solely for jackets. I can't tell you how many J. Crew pencil skirts I missed out on from 2007 because I just wasn't looking for them.
Now, I start at the bottom when I'm shopping. Most often, I start with shoes and then work my way up. For me, the toughest part of putting an outfit together is deciding which shoes to wear. And, I think that, in large part, accounts for my recent shoe purchases lately. Consider, for example, this beautiful J. Crew pencil skirt:
I LOVE this Royal Violet color, but what shoes do I wear with this skirt? I'm thinking an animal/leopard print like the J. Crew Viv Printed Patent Flats seen below:
What do you think about pairing these shoes with the Royal Violet skirt? And, where do you start when building your wardrobe? Do tell!
Thanks for stopping by (and for indulging my rambling!!).