This is my second month of showing you what I actually bought each month, with the goal of buying less and being smarter about my purchases. I have a target goal of no more than 8 items a month, but last month (first month of the challenge) I succeeded by buying 7 things. Unfortunately, the tables turned in March, and I bought 12 items. I’m not going to beat myself up about it for a few reasons:
1. March is a 5 week month
2. I was in London for 10 days…. am I really not supposed to shop there? Please.
3. This is only the second month of the challenge! Changing my behavior is hard, but I am working to be smarter with buying each month, and I am still definitely finding my groove.
So, what did I buy? Here we go:
1. Jonathan Simkhai Jacquard Top : I was obsessed with this top when I saw it at full price about 6 months ago. But then when it uploaded to The Outnet I knew I had to have it. It’s even better in person. The trims used and the creativity in the pattern making should make this piece be considered art for my home, not just fashion.
2. Jovanna Polka Dot Organza layered top: I bought this top at a store in London, and just fell in love with the whimsical oversized scalloped collar and organza fabric. You can always wear a great white top, case closed.
3. Roxanne Assoulin Spectrum Choker: Wanted it forever, bit the bullet, haven’t looked back.
4. TopShop Green Topcoat : Saw this on sale in TopShop, it was cold out, and its my favorite color. I really couldn’t say no, so of course I didn’t!
5. Zara Mules with Bow: This was technically a gift purchase from my Mom but i’m counting them anyway. They are super cute and comfortable, and I can wear them around for hours with almost anything.
6. Zara pleated Midi Skirt: Another gift from Mom. You guys know I love anything striped, and this easy pleated pastel skirt felt like a nice update to my classic black and white options
8. Veja 3 Lock Sneakers : These white sneakers are made with recyclable Amazonian rubber plants (as opposed to petroleum products) and made using sustainable and fair trade practices. Had to give them a shot and so far I love them!
9. Reformation Rufus Jumpsuit : I love a good stripe and I love this jumpsuit layered over a turtleneck or by itself. Reformation clothing is made with all sustainable fabrics and fair trade practices, and is made right here in California.
10. TopShop High Waist Cigarette Pants : These were another London purchase, and I actually bought them in bright green but can’t find a picture online. I love the fit- the waist reminds me of a 1940’s Katherine Hepburn pant.
11. Vintage 1970’s Dress : I have a lot to say about this dress, but I will save it for a blog post. It’s a vintage dress from Afghanistan that I bought at the Porttobello market. First time I’ve bought vintage, and I’m hooked- more on that later!
12. Mossimo Track Pants : I love the evolution of the athleisure trend, and these pants are great in real life because they have a long length and a flared leg, so you can wear them with heels and get that whole Gucci athletic look for a fraction of the price!