dress/shoes also from Saks off 5th
Sweater Dress & Belt from Gap Outlet
Top/Pants-Banana Republic Factory Store
I also picked up some basic tshirts and a few things for Mr. Keller. I feel like I have some statement and foundation pieces for the coming fall/winter.
Now I want to talk about a problem I feel a lot of woman are dealing with that people don't really understand... retail fatigue. Sure, we've all heard of retail therapy, but at this point I'm just worn out from shopping. I know, FOR SHAME you say. But really in the stores I was picking out items that I knew were similar to pieces I already owned. I literally tried on a top that I have hanging in my closet! I mean how many plaid shirts, grey sweaters, cropped pants can one person own? I finally had to have a stern talk with myself in the Jcrew Factory Store dressing room. And let me tell you there's no better reality check then standing in front of a mirror in one's underwear holding a striped tshirt and asking one's self "really?! another one?!"
So with realization comes action, or inaction in this case. I'm going on a retail fast. I am vowing here and now to cease shopping, both online and in store. I've already taken action and clicked the "skip month" feature for my JewelMint, StyleMint, & ShoeMint accounts and deleted the "hidden Bauble Bar" email notification without evening opening it. My plan is to abstain until the after Christmas sales. Because outfiting isn't about buying new things every few weeks, but shopping one's closet and putting together new looks with items one already owns.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.