Monday, September 9, 2013

Shopping Rehabilition

One of my closest and dearest friends, Joe, is an immaculate dresser. He wears a lot of quality clothing (I think J. Peterman is his favorite), but doesn't have a huge wardrobe. Recently I was indulging my Kennedys interest, and read that Carolyn Bessette Kennedy was the same way with clothing.
This got me thinking about my own closet, and how often I've bought a cheap shirt from somewhere like Forever 21 and only worn it once, or not been pleased with how its made or fits. I think from here on out I am going to try to buy less clothing, but more classic and quality pieces.
I noticed that Carolyn Bessette Kenndy wore a lot of neutral colors, and a lot of timeless silhouettes . Some of the pictures I found of her were very 90s, but most of her clothing could be worn today.

I think I've already been leaning more in this direction with my shopping habits (today I am wearing a Calvin Klein sheath dress and it fits like a glove, I love it!), but now I am really going to make a conscious effort to only invest in pieces that will last and that I will love for a long time.
Happy Monday!


  1. I've been trying to do that too! I just got a lot of pieces I love from the Loft, but as someone who usually buys Target dresses, there was a lot of sticker shock to get over.

  2. You are so right about this. I have a few nice pieces that I splurged on several years ago, and I still love to wear them. It's amazing when you buy timeless quality clothing, it seems to stay in style for much longer!

  3. You are right about this! I have thrown around the idea of completely throwing out EVERYTHING I own and by throwing out I mean donating everything I own and starting over. A girl can wish. In the mean time I think I am gonna start adding 1 thing here and there and make sure to get rid of some of the old "crap"

  4. This is how I shop! I'll buy a few trendy things every season, but I spend the majority of my clothing/accessory budget on timeless pieces! I've found that they (usually) last so much longer and always look chic.

  5. I spend more on classic pieces, but buy the 'in' stuff from the cheapo places, since it only needs to last for the season or however long I decide I like it. Happy medium!