Feb 27, 2013
Working with what I've got
I haven't posted any "what I wore" type photos in a very long time, and I'm not really into selfies, so this feels a little weird...
I'm making a really big effort this year to work with the clothes that I already have in my closet. I'm often guilty of buying something new, wearing it a few times, and then tossing it to the side. One of my goals for this year is to keep my clothing/accessories spending very low. I think I've been doing pretty good with that over the last few years, really, but there have definitely been occasions where I bought things that I didn't need simply because the price was right (I have a weakness for inexpensive tops, in particular).
As much as I love buying new clothes, it seems wasteful right now. There are too many other things that we need and want to spend our money on. Cheap, fast fashion is hard to resist from stores like Target and Forever 21, but I know that I have a closet full of items that are just as cute today as they were when I bought them, and that's what I should be wearing. I certainly don't begrudge anyone else from shopping often from those stores, but for me, it's almost like a bad habit that I need to stop. It's easy to avoid when I'm in Bulgaria, and in fact, I pretty much didn't shop at all during my first 9 month stretch here. When I'm back in the states, that's when the trouble begins!
I bought this sweater back in November and it quickly became a favorite. The plaid shirt was a Christmas gift from my sister, and I have been wearing it constantly. It's perfect for layering and very versatile, so I can see it working through all four seasons. The hat and the jeans are from Forever 21 and I've had them for several years now, so I guess I'm not doing too bad after all.
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