Photo Left - jumpsuit: Diane Von Furstenberg / earrings: Roman Luxe for Karla Deras / flats: Urban Outfitters / bangle: street market Photo Right - jumpsuit: Diane Von Furstenberg / earrings: Whitney Stern Jewelry / coat: Mason / heels: Ivanka Trump
The other week in Silver Lake, after some amazing conversation and a pot of super caffeinated chai tea with a dear friend, we decided to catch up with the Tuesday Silver Lake Farmers Market. There is a stall at the very end of the market that my friend and I die for and, with my heart still racing from that damn chai, I spied a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg jumper, practically begged my friend for it - as she spied it at the same time - and bought it without even trying it on. All within 5 minutes.
But you know, it was worth it.
Although it was definitely an impromptu buy, I've become somewhat of an expert at curating versatile, eclectic pieces for my Tiny Closet that can be mixed with almost anything.
When facing a splurge or impulse buy, the two questions I ask myself are:
1. "Do I have to buy anything else to complete this outfit."
the answer should be no.
2. "Are there at least 5 items already in my closet that I can wear with this?"
the answer should be yes.
For another occasion, I styled a slightly more formal trio made up of suede olive heels and a classic trench. This jumpsuit has the look of resort wear. So even a more sophisticated ensemble looks leisurely.
With all three pieces being as versatile as can be, I was able to comfortably buy this jumpsuit without fretting that it wouldn't have a place. And I've given the other pieces in my closet more purpose and dynamic.
Having guidelines set in place for a Tiny Closet, an impulse buy shouldn't be something to feel bad about. It should be something to celebrate because you're like, pretty much a pro, you know?
In my last post, I mentioned some new plans, a campaign(!) for the Tiny lifestyle. And today, I'm kicking off showcasing how I shop, match, and style all my treasured pieces together, over and over, old and new!
So come back Monday for more on this fun little feature!
Oh the possibilities...