|Chalk Stripe Overcoat|
Black Fleece Clearance Sale
I've not shopped Black Fleece myself but my discerning friend xoxo recommends the brand. She has a great eye for design, quality and wardrobe investments, so if she likes something I tend to sit up and pay attention.
I have a shopping list for the year which I am determined to stick to despite my silly tendencies to get carried away shopping sales or new arrivals. I then end up returning foolish choices or items that don't fit into my current wardrobe.
I won't get into the details of my list quite yet as these are early days, and to be honest I'm not sure if I should be dismayed or delighted to notice that I've found nearly half of the items on my list of ten. The thing is this: it's a great time of year to buy list-items as the sales are amazing. We might be able to find classic, quality pieces that are otherwise not affordable, and case in point are these items from Black Fleece.
Too often sale-shopping ahead of the next season doesn't pan out so well because by the time the next season arrives, those items you purchased may not hold the same appeal: you might find something better or "more perfect".
|Black Fleece Wool and Cashmere V Neck Dress|
|Brooks Brothers Loafer Pump|
|Tartan Oxford Button-Down Shirt in Black and Navy|
Black Fleece, Made in the USA
this post) is number one on my list. Between setting aside some money weekly and an early summer birthday I'm planning to add in this classic navy handbag, it's the perfect size and weight for my everyday life.
I have to say that I am enjoying the planning and saving aspect of having a list for the year. It is stopping me from shopping sales willy-nilly though it hasn't stopped me from picking up a couple of basic pieces. As I cross things off the list I note the cost (each category has a budget) and it will be interesting to see the money saved by sale shopping when the list is complete. So far I am over-budget on one category and under-budget on another. It is strangely satisfying though also dismaying because it helps me see the bigger picture of not just my wardrobe but my shopping habits as well.
I should note that because I have a couple of big items on the list it was essential to have the list organized for the year, this way the bigger expenses could be saved for. This also allows me to see when costs run over, then the correction needs to happen in another category, much like budgeting for a household or business.
For more musings on the list concept please go see my friend WMM's post today. She discusses her spring list and offers links to Fabulous Florida Mommy's most excellent tips on shopping a list per season.
Can you guess which items I might have picked up at the Black Fleece sale?
Have a great Saturday night.