What was I thinking? Putting it out there that I was going to limit myself to 12 items in the next 12 months? Going in I already knew that I'd likely only make it through winter and spring would sing to me so sweetly and I'd cave.
I just had my first test and so far I'm just barely passing, but it's by a thread!
You all watched my boot trials. In the midst of that, I went back to school shopping with my kids. I'm not proud to admit that I was sizing up my oldest daughter's purchases to later steal when I'm feeling desperate.
Then I came upon a pair of slim cropped trousers in a color that goes wonderfully with my wardrobe. Well, slim trousers were on my list of 6 items I'd been looking for and they were only $25! Problem is they need to be hemmed and am I really going to blow my second purchase on a pair of questionable target slacks?
They came home. I felt ashamed. I reminded myself that y'all don't really know my closet well enough to know if I cheated. I said I'd hold onto them for a week and decide if they were worth hemming. I pinned them to see if I could do the job myself.
Then I started considering sending the boots back. I only realized how great my current boots are when I took pics of them all lined up next to the new boots. The new boots just didn't hold a candle to my existing boots.
So now I'm back on track. Am I going to let the Target slacks hold one of my 12 places? They fit well, but just in wearing them long enough to pin them they'd creased terribly. Also, they're a lovely sienna color, but if I'm only going to have two pairs of slacks this year do I really want one in a color?
Well, let me just peruse Nordstrom...and there they are. My slim cropped pants, 50% off, in the same cut as my wide leg slacks, so they're likely to fit nicely. I haven't owned a pair of black pants in several years. Those easy Nordstrom returns are really spoiling me.
Decision made, boots go back, target pants go back, Nordstrom pants get ordered and if they are great they will take my first spot of twelve for the year.
I'm just holding on by the skin of my teeth! I think the pants will be a wiser first purchase choice because their cropped length means I will begin wearing them now. The target pants, when pinned, looked smashing with my oxfords.
If you're still reading, thanks. I don't mean to bore you, just trying to keep myself accountable! It's going to be a long 12 (6?) months at this rate!