Saturday, June 26, 2010
Shopping My Closet ~ Dressed
Officially, I have set July 1st as my shopping ban start date.
My intentions are to not shop until September 1st.
Keep in mind I said "intentions"...
I truly intend to do my best at this.
And today's outfit is an example of the ingenuity of making do with what I already own.
About a week ago, a customer approached me at work with our most recent mini catalogue we mail.
The model on the front had on a shirtdress.
Upon closer inspection (and as this customer pointed out), she had a sparkly tank dress layered underneath!
Imagine my surprise at this and the realization of how absolutely adorable it looked!
I own quite a few shirtdresses, and truthfully, since that day, I have been looking at tank dresses at work trying to decide what I could layer underneath one of mine.
Why does my brain instantly start thinking it needs a new thing to complete the outfit!
It is as if my brain goes there by default.
Anyway, with all these new resolutions/realizations, I thumbed through one of the closets and pulled out this shirtdress I bought at Limited about 2/3 years ago.
And this polka dot dress I recently wore here, but have had in my wardrobe for close to 15 years.
I originally wanted to wear the dress with only one or two buttons in the middle actually buttoned up, but the skirt was way too voluminous and just looked sloppy.
But I have a black shirtdress and another polka dot dress that might just pull off that trick....
polka dot dress: limited
bracelet: ny&co red label
shoes: michael kors