Wednesday, January 8, 2014

No Cold Turkey Shop Stop




Up until a month ago I would have never given a ribbon necklace a second glance.  But then in December, the Scarborough necklace caught my eye when it went on sale.  There was something about the combination of the rich teal ribbon and the vintage look of the chain, along with the artsy handmade look of the flowers that attracted me.  This style of necklace is now on my list of fun things to look for when shopping.           


Which leads me to the shopping challenges that other bloggers do from time to time.  I love the idea of shopping in your closet and I applaud people for doing a shopping ban on occasion.  However, this is why I don't want to do a cold turkey shop stop.  There are special things that pop up now and then.  A sale on something you have had your eye on for months, a designer launch at one of the stores that are affordable, a great find while thrift shopping or a unique piece of jewelry at an art festival.  If you don't treat yourself, you may miss out on a great opportunity.            
So here is my own challenge, since redirecting one's shopping style sounds like fun.  Whenever I buy something, I have to wear it soon, even if it's too dressy or special or whatever.  I was already getting better at this as I have mentioned before.  I want to stop treating my Anthropologie clothes as precious jewels and I have to have a good reason for buying the cheap stuff too.  Along with my, wear it soon idea, I also want to go spelunking in my closet.  It's been fun archiving certain clothes and researching the names and date. 

Cardigan: Anthropologie Vermeil Streams by Yellow Bird.
Necklace: Anthropologie Scarborough Ribbon.
Jeans:  Anthropologie AG Stevie in Sulfur Abyss.
Shoes: Payless Avery flats in gray with sequin detail.
Tee:  Isaac Mizrahi for QVC in Gray.  Essential Long Sleeve

4 comments:

  1. I love the Scarborough Ribbon necklace. I had not noticed it before. I really like how long it is. I am so with you on your logic. I treat things I pay in my opinion too much for like gold. Then I never ever wear them, because I feel guilty when I look at them. I need to wear things right when I purchase it (that makes sense, right?) and stop holding on to it.

    Your whole outfit is super cute. I love those jeans!

    Jenni

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  2. Thank you Jenni! I think you have the mushroom blouse? Well, that is a good example of an item that seems so delicate. I did wear it once already, which for me is an amazing step in the right direction. You seem like you are on the right track as well. I have enjoyed seeing your outfits, like the Sketchbook and the Petalblush dress.
    Take care,
    Stacey

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  3. I do the same thing! I treat my Anthropologie clothes like they are precious jewels. I really have to make myself wear them right away and often. I get so annoyed with myself when I wear my same grubby clothes day after day and my nice Anthro clothes hang in the closet. I thought it was because I work from home but I remember doing this as a kid too. Let's make a pact to wear our good clothes everyday! yay!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. And here I thought I was the only one! Sometimes the nicer clothes are not as comfortable as the cheap ones, so I guess that is a fairly good excuse too. I did this when I was a kid also, even with my records. But back then, records did wear out. Even after playing them about five times, you would begin to hear the pops!
      Maybe a good compromise is to add something nice, so if we are in our Target, we have to wear an Anthro necklace for example.
      Thanks for stopping by and again, I loved the series of pictures with you and Marcy. She is a cutie!
      Cheers,
      Stacey

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