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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Remixing my closet

Vest: JCrew Kids (thrifted, love this option), Sweater: Cynthia Rowley (similar on sale, splurge), Jeans: Old Navy, Booties: Zulily (similar), Bracelets: Alex & Ani



I went 9 months without shopping.  For the most part. 

(I feel like I'm at a Shoppers Anonymous meeting and I just introduced myself for the first time).

I did purchase a few pairs of shoes (including these chic mom shoes I'm wearing) and obviously some maternity pieces as necessary.  But, essentially, I went 9 months without capitalizing on the 50% off JCrew sale, the StitchFix credit sitting in my inbox, or the countless sales, coupon codes, and offers at all my favorite stores that frequent my email on a weekly basis.  

To say that I'm itching to shop for new wardrobe pieces is an understatement.

However, I'm still 15 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight.  I don't want to go out and purchase a new wardrobe just yet because I don't want to become comfortable with those 15 extra pounds.  At the same time, I don't think its fair to live in yoga pants and deny myself clothing that fits and makes me feel confident in the mean time.  

So, I've started sifting through my closet remixing pieces I already own and a few that I've recently purchased to come up with outfits that are comfortable, stylish, mommy-friendly, and affordable.  This is one such outfit I put together.

My goal is to work my way through my closet making a list of items that are needed to complete my wardrobe, ridding myself of items that no long fit my person or my style, and cleaning out some of the clutter.  Do you have any wardrobe goals for 2014?

I intend to do several posts in the near future on remixing my wardrobe, de-cluttering, and purchasing new pieces.  If it's one thing I'm realizing, each stage of life helps define who I am and its time for me to take the fashion risks I've been fearing and allow myself to define my personal style without concern for what others think, wear, or say.  Here's to the new year!


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9 comments:

  1. I just did the same thing! Wardrobe goal for this year is to upgrade my work wardrobe. Stumbled upon a Talbots outlet sale (nothing in the store over 19.99 including shoes and accessories) and then stumbled upon an off Broadway shoe store closing where it was 50-80% off! Saying I cleaned up is an under statement.

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  2. That is so smart of you pretty lady! Get to wear you want to be and then reward yourself with things that you find you NEED instead of want. You did so great! I know you can keep it up!

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  3. I am so impressed you avoided temptation during your pregnancy! My goal for 2014 is to buy one item a month (with a few exceptions): http://the-style-files.com/im-cutting-myself-off-my-updated-clothing-resolution/
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  4. I know exactly what you mean about not shopping, for the past 7.5 months the only non-maternity things I bought were 2 pairs of shoes! I miss my clothes and I miss being able to shop and try things on in the store! I CAN'T WAIT to go shopping again but I know the first month of 2 I'll be remixing pieces I already own!

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  5. First of all you look amazing after just having a baby. I am loving the outfit today too. I have been slacking on blog reading lately but I love your new design too!

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  6. I love your vest with this outfit!! I really wish I could go that long without shopping. i just put a bunch of my clothes for sale hoping to get some extra cash to add some new items to my closet!

    xo,
    Angela

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  7. Oh my word, I was dying to shop this last sale from j crew. But it just doesn't make sense to right now. I did get a couple super cheap hats though. I love this outfit. And only 15 pounds to go? You rock!

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  8. Wow I am super impressed that you have made it so long...and so close to your goal! You wouldn't know you were holding out from this outfit. Looks great!

    Patrice
    Dittothatstyle.blogspot.com

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