i noticed with this wardrobe and the last, a feeling of stress over "needing" some new pieces. when i stopped to think about that stress, i realized that it was a new feeling…a feeling coming from actually "needing" something. (these "needing" statements always make me fidgety, because i know that "need" is not the actual word for it. i desire to have more than one dress. that's it plain and simple.) in the past, i think that i always bought things before i needed them and that created a different stress…the stress of knowing that i didn't need what i bought. i would feel guilty for spending unnecessarily. once i realized that the "stress" was not coming from a never ending list of needs, i could relax, make a short list, and have fun with the search…the challenge of finding well-made, fairly made items. periodically replacing worn items is not cause for stress…it is life. time will pass and things will be used up. i hadn't actually seen that happen too often- an item being used up. i usually just got sick of something and donated it, because i had plenty more in my closet. that sounds sort of gross to me now…not that i am entirely past doing it.
warm weather simple wardrobe 2015:
-neon box top
-black + white box top
-blue flared jeans*
-faded ankle jeans*
-tan short cardigan
-grey long cardigan
*=pieces for transition only. these will get put away as soon as warm weather turns to unrelenting hot weather. the shorts haven't been really used yet, so the * get traded out for the shorts, really.
as for new items... i bought the fairly made tees during the cold season, and made two tanks and two box tops. i purchased the jumpsuit, indigo dress, and flip-flops fairly made by independent designers. the tee dress was thrifted and originally made fairly. the toms benefit another with a pair of shoes. purchased thoughtfully throughout the past year, i feel good about all of these pieces.
feel free to ask any questions you may have about how these pieces work for me. i'd love to see what you've collected to wear this season as well!