This month so far in Southern Cal has been hotter than all of Summer. I definitely wasn't expecting a daily 100 degrees for the start of Fall when I planned this fitted turtleneck and floor length skirt duo. It's laughable to think of wearing right now. I know it never really gets that cold here - still, this simple Fall ensemble was planned to be worn for relatively cool mornings on the Vespa, zipping around town to get coffee and a brisk stylish walk in the park.
Perhaps October will be more welcoming of my plans.
These two items (top and skirt) have replaced two older items from my [still] Tiny Closet that have since been donated. About a year ago, I realized I'm very happy with the quantity (and quality) of clothing and accessories that I own. I don't need anything more.
Does that mean I will never shop again?
No. No it certainly doesn't. Could you imagine?
It means, I've got all the options I need to keep me happy and creative throughout the year. And when I see something I can't live without, I only purchase it if I can find an item in my closet that I can live without - and I simply replace it with the new.
So even though I love to shop, I also know that it's easy for a fashion lover like myself to be perhaps too indulgent at times. So this "system" I created for myself keeps me from dealing with a closet full of junk later.
Replacing and not adding makes me enjoy my clothes more...
and helps maintain my focus on the important stuff: being creative with personal style.
turtleneck: American Apparel / skirt: American Apparel / boots: Santee Alley / lip color: Milani "Black Cherry"
Yellow sunsets, brilliant jewel toned flowers, darkened fallen leaves - if only there was a nip in the air, this Fall would be perfect.
As you may be picking up already on my posting trend, with the relaunch of The Tiny Closet, you can look forward to reading and perusing a new post every Monday! Additionally, I'll be sharing various products I've tried, believe in and love. So keep your eyes peeled for those special posts as well.
Hope you enjoyed this new Monday post and I'll see ya back here next week for more!