Anyone else out there overly concerned with being cozy all the time? Just me? It's super high on the priority list, guys!
--- photos by Paige Nicolle ---
This is FOR SURE my cooler weather spring uniform. It's all in the details, like this cute criss cross front tee! It's the stuff of dreams. And if you feel you're lacking in the oversized cardigan department, go run & get yourself this Urban Outfitters one that's currently on sale!
I've been a lover of fashion for much of my life & have done my fair share of buying clothes that look AMAZING but just don't work for real life. My clothing has to hit a certain standard before I buy these days! Here's what I look for:
Is it practical-- can I throw it in the washer when my son wipes peanut butter all over my shirt while he's giving me a hug? Is it made of a fabric that wrinkles easily & will need to be ironed regularly?
Is it flattering-- will I try it on in the morning & throw it on the ground in disgust because I feel like a whale? Does it do me justice?
Is it modest-- will I constantly be tugging & pulling at my clothes to cover what I want covered?
Will it last-- I'm at the point in my life now where I don't want to buy a $10 shirt from Forever 21 if the seams will com apart after 1 wash. Is it something that I can continue to wear & not have it fade, tear, or stretch out?
Do I feel good in it-- Is it comfortable? Can I go about my usual day & not have to worry about what's on my body too much? And do I LOVE how it looks/makes me feel?
There are always a few exceptions, like I have a few "impractical" dresses & tops I wear for events or special occasions. And don't get me wrong, I own my fair share of things from H&M and Forever 21! Especially when it comes to really trendy items that may not be in style after a few seasons. But for the most part I think about all these questions when I'm doing my shopping, and it has helped keep my closet more minimal & more of what I love to wear!