I’ve been wanting to blog about fashion for a very long time now. After a lot of um-ing and ah-ing I’m biting the bullet. So here we go!
I recently cleared out my wardrobe to start again. I more than halved my closet in one foul swoop. It wasn’t easy. I had to be ruthless and to be honest, there are still a couple of things in there that could be vacated. Hopefully with a little time, I’ll be more inclined to give these last remnants up (baby steps people!).
With all that empty space, the only obvious thing to do is to fill it! But I will tell you now, you won’t find me out at the next chance with bags upon bags of clothes and a very large credit debt. No sir. I will slowly be adding to my closet over months of carefully thought out purchases and hopefully some DIY fashion additions (when I can get my sewing machine to work!!). AKA : watch this space!
You see, after much research, I decided to follow the 5 piece French Wardrobe mindset. “How to Create a 5-Piece French Wardrobe and Change Your Life” on WhoWhatWear.com, was a the backbone to my inspiration. It has an awesome checklist of basic articles that every wardrobe should have. I already owned some of the things on the list (AWESOME), but need to flesh out the rest.
With this new outlook on shopping, I walked past Oxford and saw the most amazing white winter coat. I admired it from the window, walked away and slept on it for a few days, (that’s the biggest challenge!) When I went back it was still there and I decided that it would make a great addition to my new wardrobe. While trying it on, I considered buying some gorgeous white trousers, but decided the cut and fit weren’t for me. So instead of trying to convince myself that I’ll eventually fit into them, I put them back on the hanger and walked away from them (so much self control!!).
The coat was $499 full price, but thanks to a random sale and a membership sign up, I got it for 75% off. So $169!! So much less than what I expected to pay! Talk about a BARGAIN!
I love it. I got it for a steal. It looks great. And best of all it keeps me warm which is a first for me with jackets. The only down side is that it doesn’t have pockets. That probably would have been a deal-breaker if I had noticed in the store, but alas, I didn’t so it will stay hanging in my closet.