|ASOS aztec jacket (old but similar), rag & bone ripped knee jeans (old but similar), J Crew silk cami,
ShoeMint ‘Miller’ mules (similar), Chloé bucket bag (similar)
Two items in this outfit are two years old (wore the jacket here and the jeans here). One item in this outfit is six years old (proof that bucket bags never go out of style). Maybe you’ve noticed that blogs these days have become very shopping oriented; they’re largely about consuming and showcasing new clothes rather than thriving on creativity and the thought that you can truly build out a wardrobe on essential pieces. I get it–fashion is frivolous and I’m not giving this shift in blogging the side-eye, because I too, am a major consumer. There’s a huge thrill for me when buying something new but I also get that same rush from pulling an old pair of jeans from my closet that I bought years ago and know that the cost per wear is essentially nil.
Maybe it’s the 30 year old in me. Maybe it’s my good ol’ midwest roots. But, sometimes I like re-wearing things and I really love telling someone who asks where I got something, “oh, I got it at (insert place) a few years ago.” It makes me feel pathetically a little proud. And it also helps me further ignore the really expensive thing(s) in my closet that I’ve worn once.