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Nordstrom sweatshirt (similar here and here); Logo Layers undershirt (the best!); Target jeans on clearance!) and scarf; Hunter boots.
I learned something yesterday when it snowed. Hunter boots worn with thin socks are not warm. I’ve sort of resisted getting the boot socks due to the $40 price tag (for socks?), but may have to. I’m also realizing these boots may not be the best winter boot option. I’ve gone all out and bought my kids cute boots and snow pants and fuzzy hats and the like and now I’m sitting here with a jacket and a handful of beanies and wondering why I’m cold. Go figure.
I’m also in a new phase when it comes to shopping and purchasing. When I went to Lucky fabb last month one of the panels was talking about the fact that magazine editors wear the same items over and over again. You don’t see a lot of new, flashy clothes and endless closet options, they shop mindfully and wear and re wear items constantly. This resonated with me and made me realize I make a lot of purchases impulsively, and then the love wears off and I’m donating it 6 months later and moving on. I don’t want to do that anymore. I did a no shopping challenge last month and vowed to only shop with earnings I made from Poshmark and this blog. What this did was make me really think about what I buy and why. I couldn’t impulsively buy anything without thinking about whether or not I could afford it and how it fit into my budget. I mean, I’ve always had to edit myself due to the fact that we live on one income and live debt free, but now I have these (self made) restrictions that help me distribute my purchases more wisely. I’ve always been a “buy tons of stuff for less” kind of gal, but I’m trying to also look at the cost per wear of certain items and know that buying a $60 coat that I’ll wear every day is sometimes more worth it than four new shirts for the same cost.
Needless to say, I’m 33 years old and still learning about myself and my habits and often make the same mistakes over and over again. I try something and it works for a bit, then I slide back into my old ways. I don’t want to do that anymore when it comes to clothes and shopping. I want to buy things that truly feel like me, and take the time to evaluate if I really need something or just want it. Taking a couple of days (or more) to discover if what I like is a fad, or a phase, or I’m being influenced by others in my impulse purchases.
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