Les Basics

Cupcakes and Cashmere jacket (c/o Shopbop)
Aritzia sweater (similar)
Grlfrnd jeans (c/o REVOLVE)
Sam Edelman heels
Cuyana clutch
Zara scarf (similar)
Rayban sunglasses
Madewell ring
Keltie Leanne Designs earrings (c/o)

And so, here we are, on the second last day of January, and I realize that I haven’t bought a single piece of clothing in 2017. This wasn’t intentional at all. While I can certainly acknowledge that my approach to dressing is becoming more and more minimalistic as time passes, the list of things I want to add to my wardrobe never seems to be any shorter. So how can I explain my suddenly disciplined approach to shopping? I’m not sure, to be honest – the secret may simply be in not giving it too much thought. I’ve been quite content to stick with the basics through this month; my Grlfrnd Karolina jeans have been in high rotation, both the blue pair and the white pair I’m wearing in these photos, which were one of the last things I acquired in 2016. When you’re in the right frame of mind, there really is something inspiring about taking the pieces that you already have and creating new looks with them. But with that said, I admit that my good behaviour isn’t likely to last too much longer…! Have you done much shopping so far this year?

Nous voici, le deuxième dernier jour de janvier, et je me rends compte que je n’ai rien acheté cette année. Je ne l’ai pas fait exprès. C’est vrai que je m’habille de façon plus en plus minimaliste au fil du temps, mais malgré ça, la liste de choses que j’ai envie d’ajouter à mon dressing ne semble jamais raccourcir. Comment puis-je donc expliquer mon autodiscipline au niveau shopping ? Je ne suis pas toute à fait certaine – à vrai dire, je n’ai vraiment pas pensé au shopping cette année, j’ai été contente de revenir à mes basics préférés au quotidien. Je porte très souvent mon jean Karolina de la marque Grlfrnd. J’ai tant aimé la version bleue que j’ai pris la version blanche à la fin de l’année dernière, et je m’en lasse pas. Je crois que, si vous êtes d’un bon état d’esprit, vous pouvez trouver de l’inspiration dans votre placard et créer plein de nouveaux looks sans rien vous offrir. Et pourtant, ceci dit, j’imagine que je vais faire mon premier achat de l’année tantôt… Avez-vous fait du shopping cette année ?

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  1. I’ve been fairly well behaved this year – I’m trying to make a really concerted effort to focus on rethinking pieces I currently have and it’s been working so far. But I also know I’m likely a week or two away from having one of this “ugh, I hate all these shirts” mornings and wanting to get something new. But I’m hoping I can maintain my focus.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Interestingly… my shopping behaviour has been the same for months & months now, every couple of months or so I buy a piece or two and that’s about it. I’m very slow to commit, typically pin for hours and most months buy nothing. Haha! But yet, I still keep coming up with outfits, so that’s good! 😉 And speaking of outfits?! Love yours and those jeans are gorgeous in white + are perfect with your strappy heels!! xo

  3. I swear I left a comment here yesterday but it doesn’t seem to have made it through! I won’t try to recreate it exactly (that never seems to work, really, for me) but I remember it was along the lines of noting that I feel like I’ve been doing pretty good thus far this year in terms of focusing on things already in my closet as opposed to acquiring new pieces – the notable exception being a few additions purchased with Christmas gift cards!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. Well you know by sheer force of will I’ve kept my shopping at bay for the last month, and honestly, I’m think before I start shopping again I need to take inventory and be honest about what I’m still holding on to and why. I know the goal has always been to have a closet full of things that I both love AND wear, so why should it be so hard?

    I love these white jeans, and your leather jacket, and I’m feeling like this is a look I need to replicate!
    Chic on the Cheap

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