|Poppy Says don't settle.|
As you may know I have a storage closet for my out-of-season clothes in my third floor office. It is not a huge closet by any means, but it does let me organize alternate seasons in a way that I can understand: and by that I mean visually. I think many of us find that when we store clothes in bins or boxes they sort of disappear. When clothing gets to that point in my house I tend to think it is better off in a new home.
I do have some boxed-up storage right now, which goes against my own rules. It is a temporary situation: I'm going to have a look at spring and summer and rifle through things I own in lieu of buying something new. On a budget and all that, but I also think it is better to rehabilitate what we have once loved and worn, it helps us to wear what works for us individually rather than succumbing to some pretty trend or "must-have" new basic.
You must remember Poppy, she is my fashion friend with the button dress, made by my younger daughter at "Fashion Camp" last summer. She sits on my desk and in all her confidence is a trusted advisor. She was there as I evaluated my last J Crew order (which contained that Botanical Dress as well as the Quilted Denim Jacket, see last week's posts). Her strict advice on that day: Don't Settle.
|Canvas and Leather Belt J Crew|
Poppy gave it her steely gaze, shook her head no, and demanded it be wrapped back up.
I thought I'd give a basic silk blouse a go, with a short sleeve and a plain neckline.
|Silk Short-Sleeve Blouse J Crew|
What do you say, are you done with settling for almost-good-enough?