Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Walk This Way

I always like to follow the personal wardrobe advice that tells you to splurge on classic items you'll want to wear forever and buy cheapy versions of trends you won't want to wear next year.  Enter this jumpsuit.  When jumpsuits were hot I was hesitant to jump on board.  They seemed to be an item of clothing that only looked good on six foot tall waifs.  So when I found a jumpsuit I actually really liked and felt stylish in, I was happy to "invest" less than $30.  The coat, on the other hand, was one of my first "adult splurges" when I was 22.  I remember having a mini-panic attack when buying this wool coat but it has kept me warm and stylish for over six years now and looks just as good as the day I bought it.

I have actually been reviewing my wardrobe and kicking myself for donating things I thought I'd never wear again (um, booties anyone?).  I wish I could hop in a time machine and go back to past Kinsey and yell at her not to donate that cute vintage dress and those brown suede booties.  Honestly, I should probably use this hypothetical time machine to improve world relations or at least find out winning lotto numbers...
Jumpsuit: Target Style
Coat: Kristen Blake via Nordstrom
Belt: Limited
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Eel skin bag: thrifted
Sunglasses: Ann Taylor

Any items you've gotten rid of over the years only to kick yourself when they become trendy again?


Kimberly said...

And this is why I do the "limbo land" method of purging my closet. When I need to clean out my closet I put things to get rid of in a rubbermaid tote. That tote then goes out into the garage for a year. If I have a flashback to an item, I go get it out of the tote and add it back into my closet. If I go a whole year (all 4 seasons) without wanting the item I donate it. There are times though that I just think "I need to purge" and I donate without "limbo land" (and usually that results in regrets!).

Frannie Pantz said...

This is exactly why I have problems donating anything--I almost always seem to regret it later. I love this jumpsuit and I actually think that jumpsuits are a much bigger part of my wardrobe than I would have thought! I love the simplicity of them. Great coat too!