Maybe a few new tops...and certainly a few new pairs of pants...oh, and new pair of shoes or maybe two...maybe those would help. Maybe a few new pieces are in order...but I think a shift needs to take place first...a shift in me.
Step away from the computer, self. Deep breath. Ok, now with pen + paper just sit + think about the pieces that are already mine. List "pieces that I love". I do have quite a few of those...pieces that make me feel like me. My olive button-down with stitches added slowly + over time...my navy linen jumpsuit that I could practically wear every day once the weather warms just a little...my tan cardigan with moth holes that need to be stitched closed because I just really like the fit + I'm not done with it yet...my tank tops that add a layer of warmth when it's cold + a layer of modesty when it's hot...my perfectly indigo tee. (There are more, but I'll spare you.) :) I have things that make me feel happy + comfortable + good.
The transition season between cold + hot weather seems to be the time when I experience the wants, but also when I really do have enough. A cold weather favorite combines anew with a warm weather rediscovery. Layers are the best, especially when they don't have to ward off freezing wind + snow. I revel in the flash of an ankle...the exposure of a wrist. The mixture of pieces feels at least a little fresh + a walk around the neighborhood shifts my perspective even further.
Yes, a few new pieces are in order, but a shift toward gratitude for all that I already have takes the edge off.
Please feel free to do a little wantiness therapy by leaving an ode of one of your favorite articles of clothing in the comments. :)