in general, i don’t advocate for shopping for shopping sake. fashion is a very wasteful industry—especially fast fashion—so i tend to take a lot of time to consider every purchase. and when it comes to luxury items, i usually scour the end-of-season sales and places like yoox, the outnet, and designer resale sites. i’m all about remixing the pieces you have in your closet and maximizing the cost per wear. i thought i’d do something a little different and show you what i’ve bought this spring vs. a wishlist.
over the last few months, i’ve noticed a few holes in my wardrobe so naturally sale season is the perfect time to fill them, or try that trend you’ve been thinking about (like boiler suits). san francisco is so chilly during the summer, and i realized i didn’t have a good mix of long sleeve dresses that weren’t work-y and “going out tops” that weren’t button downs. you guys know i love a sweatshirt, so i added a washed neon one and a cropped henley, perfect for pairing with high waist jeans.
for those trips back east and to wine country, a crisp white mini dress and a subtly sexy one piece swimsuit (the latter could be worn as a bodysuit and both are under $30) will get a lot of wear. finally my splurge purchase, the j’adior sling back heels. i first tried these on back in august when i was in new york. i have the chanel low heel slingbacks, and i get so much wear out of them that i wanted a pointy-toe option. at first i couldn’t justify the cost, so i kept looking for a lower priced option and couldn’t find anything i loved. i found this pair pre-loved in amazing condition, but gilt has them as well as the real real (in various combos). the only bag i’ve bought is a white belt bag from one my favorite local brands, future glory. i love supporting small business, and all of their bags are made locally and a portion of sales are donated to charities serving women in need.