But when the pants won't stay up and the shoulders are constantly falling off, maybe it's time to reconsider. I also have an excuse to be buying new clothes, though I'll let you in on that one later.
So Bunny and I spent part of the long weekend acquiring new clothes. I did pretty well, and I feel like I came home with enough basics (and a few "specials") that I can use to create a dozen or two complete outfits. So I could maybe show up the same place everyday without looking like I'm wearing the same outfit everyday. Even if I totally am.
How'd I do? Well, a roundup of my closet reveals that I have come home with:
- 3 summer blazers (in coral, royal blue, and white). Toss one on over any basics (even a tank top and jeans) and they take things from casual to slightly professional and a little bit stylish.
- 2 pairs of jeans. I have a confession, and I'm not so proud of it: I've been buying my jeans from Old Navy for about a decade. I'm cheap when it comes to jeans, and I don't generally love the idea of spending out my ass for them. (Although I have been drooling over Silver for awhile, and might buy a dress pair in the future.) It's hard to find well fitting, decently made jeans. Old Navy does that, and I don't argue with the fact that they fit. So I bought a pair of my standard bootcut jeans, and (since they were on sale) I got all experimental and got some super skinnies too. This brings me to a total of 5 pairs of wearable pants. One pair dress pants, one pair capris that are too big but I can still make work, and three pairs of jeans ... although the one pair are so pale blue that I feel like I'm sixteen when I put them on. (Granted, I was nineteen when I bought that pair.)
- A super cute fooler dress. White, sleeveless satin top part with a grey skirt and black trim. It's super cute, looks put together and I can add some pizazz to it as an outfit by wearing it with the coral or blue blazer.
- A sun dress. That I can totally wear as a skirt. Just for lounging about.
- Basic tank tops, because everyone needs basic tank tops.