I am a very picky shopper. VERY picky.
In fact, if I go shopping and call my husband afterwards, he’ll ask me, “Did you buy anything?” And he’ll actually be disappointed if I say “no!”
When it comes to my clothes, I am quite persnickety – which basically means I have a few outfits that I wear over and over and over again.
I want my clothes to be:
All at the same time.
Is that too much to ask?
My favorite store to shop at is probably Nordstrom Rack (but, unfortunately, there isn’t one in my city). I also appreciate Banana Republic, NY & Company, and Chip & Pepper. And I love discovering little-known brands, small boutiques, vintage shops, and new designers.
Here are my current favorite articles of clothing and their corresponding brand:
- Favorite Top: NY & Company
- Favorite Jeans: Anoname [see left]
- Favorite Skirt: DownEast Basics or Zara
- Favorite Sweats: Aeropostale
- Favorite Shoes: El Naturalista [see left]
- Favorite Boots: Teva or Sofft
- Favorite Sandals: FitFlops
- Favorite accessory: Julian & Co.
I’m picky because I know that appearances matter. I wish they didn’t (oh, how I wish they didn’t!), but they do. The reality is that people DO judge your competence and character by the tag on your shirt or the shine of your shoes. As such, I strive to buy “key pieces” that make me feel fabulous that I can wear again and again.
Oh, and I have a “secret weapon” for those times when I have *nothing* in my closet: I wear my baby (and a smile). And you know what? Even if I’m wearing sweats, she never fails to win the hearts of everyone we encounter. She glances up, from beneath her long lashes – and the flowers bloom. She makes the whole world beautiful.
Stay tuned for fashion-related articles, product reviews, and plenty of giveaways (You DO want new clothes and shoes, right?). That’s what this weekend is all about.
YOUR TURN: What are your favorite pieces of clothing and what brand are they?