i'm going to let you know that i have "sparklies over-coddling syndrome" (or SOS.. yup.. i'm declaring a syndrome for babying things). my purse and shoe collection is without exception, the biggest focus of my SOS behaviour.
when i get new clothes, i rip the tags off and wear them almost immediately. when i get a new purse or a pair of shoes, i gingerly open it, observe, ooh and ahh, put it in its box and require "the right conditions" before breaking them out. i have NO idea why i do that... likely because i think so long and hard before i invest in a purse or pricier shoes, that by the time i get them, i've hyped it up and i'm super careful with them. (my husband would laugh at the word "invest" being used with purses, but i really do believe that.. less so with shoes but we don't need to tell him that. this is my story, and i'm sticking to it!) the break-in period is shorter with shoes than purses. i do have to say that this blog is a perfect reason to rotate them out and show them more love!
do you baby your things too?
wearing j. crew's no. 2 feather paisley pencil skirt. i got this in a 0, my regular crew sizing, but it is a bit big in the waist. not so much so i have to either get it taken in or send along to a friend given that it was a final sale, but enough to have noticed it moving around. it still works, but with this one, i feel like that old SNL skit of those sales people at the gap where they say "just cinch it with a belt!" and a belt it is!
blouse is joe fresh - a canadian brand, recently making its way through the US with success. this is a 100% silk blouse that i bought there for i think.. a whopping 39$. not on sale. seriously! well constructed as well. this is an XS. i like joe fresh for its basic staples and that it is a great, inexpensive line - they make fun fun basics (not surprising because the man behind joe fresh was the co-founder of club monaco). the only thing i had to wrap my head around was that i was buying clothes where i buy my groceries. however, when i was in france, i remembered being there as a teenager going to "carrefour" with my cousins. they sell everything in one place too from food to clothes. i got over that mindset after finding a few really cute pieces for less than 20$.
(outfit - blouse: joe fresh silk blouse; vest: club monaco, old; skirt: j crew no. 2 pencil skirt in feather paisley; shoes: valentino rockstuds; watch: michael kors)