Hi there, just a quick post to share some purchases from this weekend! I am noticing just how neglectful I can be of my essentials - usually because I'm very practical and a bit minimalist, and thus can think "I've already got [insert essential item here]" and forget that I've clocked up hundreds of wears over several years and it is, in fact, ok to upgrade or replace things that are used this thoroughly! (ironically this attitude has me sometimes purchasing completers or statements instead, because "i don't have one of those" - which then get significantly less wear).

Anyhoo - these items are a bit ubiquitous I guess - the striped 1/4 zip sweater (wearing below) and black lug sole shoes (ordered and awaiting delivery) are hardly unique this season - but they strike me as modern classics that are true to my personal style (hence essentials!), I feel confident they won't be "out" next year, and in the meantime I see the sweater being worn at least once a week, the boots probably almost daily - so if we still care about 30 wears (I like it just as a benchmark), these will cruise past that in 2023.

What essentials have you bought lately? What shopping quirks do you have that don't really make sense?!?


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