If I had to choose a favorite area of my closet, I would immediately answer shoes. It’s been a lifelong love affair. I always know exactly what shoes I like whenever I go shopping. My closet has always been an assortment of multiple pairs of shoes, a fair amount of jeans, and very few tops. When it comes to spending money, I tend to budget it more towards shoes.
I’m pretty surprised with myself that I didn’t buy a pair of clogs earlier. I’ve been wanting a pair since this past summer and for whatever reason never bought any. Which, is an accomplishment in itself.
But now I’m happy to share a pair with you all that I found and love to wear and love from the brand Lotta from Stockholm. Choosing a color was the hardest part. The second was the style. My final decision came between the ones I’m wearing here and a pair of lighter tan ones. I ultimately opted for the darker brown and burgundy as I figured they were much more appropriate year round.
The next part to figure out? How to style them.
Lotta from Stockholm Clogs
These clogs are so incredibly comfortable. They add height without feeling like adding height. I very rarely wear anything that isn’t a flat sole so I love that these feel no different while simultaneously making me look taller.
The burgundy pairs really well with any denim wash and especially with neutrals. I plan on styling these this winter with:
Tights and dresses
Jeans and button downs
Jeans and sweaters
Shorts and tights
Dresses with sweaters on top
Can’t wait to share more outfits styled with these clogs!
Happy New Year! There’s nothing quite as refreshing than the start of a new year. A chance to be a new person. To leave our vices and things we dislike about ourselves in a different year. In a closed chapter. It’s the opportunity to reinvent ourselves with a clean slate.
I’ve thought a lot about what I want to leave behind and what I want 2019 me to focus on. What I want this reinvented version of myself to be like. I want to be healthier, more routine drive, and feel more organized. Organized in my home, closet, activities, and work. So, I decided to not only create New Year’s resolutions as a whole but also create a separate one for my closet.
Creating Closet Resolutions
When I started this blog back in June of last year it was with the goal to finally create my dream wardrobe. Which, I’ve absolutely progressed. It would be unfair to myself to say I haven’t. I’m now in such a better place than I was when I started. So why do I still feel so unorganized?
I still fall in the purchasing traps. The feeling of need and want for things in my closet that will finally make my wardrobe feel complete. So I spend money on these things. I made a few impulse purchases I wasn’t too proud of, and I still spent more money than I’m comfortable with.
So how do I get there? How do I stop saying to myself “oh just this one thing will make it more perfect”. The answer was to make a list. Make a list of what I do want and what I want to focus on.
So, I sat down and made this list of wardrobe goals for the year. It helped me to really just focus and think about what I care about. It helped me to see my priorities and where I should focus to be happy with the fashion side of my life. These are:
Create a curated wardrobe list
Stick to a monthly shopping budget
Sell things I don’t wear
Sew instead of buy
My 2019 Closet Goals to Reach Wardrobe Satisfaction
Create a Curated Wardrobe List
I think what people love about capsule wardrobes is that you plan them, choose them, and then wear what you chose. It takes the pressure to buy out of the picture. Plus, you carefully chose what’s in it so it all works together.
I guess essentially what I want is my entire wardrobe to be a capsule wardrobe. One that covers every season that I’ll add to here and there. I’ll change it slightly from year to year. But my dream would just to have a set of, say, 50 items that flow seamlessly with each other and that I love. The first step? Make a list of all these items, find them, and slowly curate.
Stick to a Monthly Shopping Budget
I haven’t been great about this one in the past. I’ll go one or two months without shopping and then buy without budgeting the following month. One of the downfalls of shopping fasts. Instead, I want a strict budget. Say $100 a month. I believe this will help me stay focused and only spend on things I really care about.
Sell Things I Don’t Wear
A great way to replace items in your closet you don’t really care about? Sell them! I’m so bad about getting rid of things I don’t wear. I create arbitrary sentimental values that result in never worn clothes hanging in my closet taking up space and driving me to feel even more disorganized.
Sew Instead of Buy
There are so many ideas I have for clothes I want to make. Yet I keep putting them off. Granted, I have been out of town for awhile. Coupled with the goal to not really buy anything, sewing is a creative alternative to really creating a dream wardrobe. So, I plan on sewing these ideas into actual clothing. I’ll leave space on my curated wardrobe list for these items.
It feels so refreshing to have goals written down and planned for my closet. I think our clothes can cause a lot of unneeded frustration in our lives. Which, I think a lot of that comes from a lack of planning. So I’ll do just that: plan.
I’d love to hear from you. What are your 2019 closet goals?
With the holidays right around the corner, I decided to put together a quick holiday gift guide. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what to get other people as well as ask what I want for myself. You can ever go wrong with wardrobe staples and things you would buy for yourself when gift giving. I tried to keep everything on this list under $150. I hope this list is useful!
The other week I shared a post reviewing the jeans currently in my closet. Do you ever feel unhappy with the jeans you have? You know you want something new but have no idea what it is or where to start. You also want to avoid buyers remorse. Well, to solve my problem, I analyzed the jeans I have to make a list of what I want. Today, I’m happily sharing the jeans I found that are exactly what I was hoping to find.
Black Friday is one week away as of today! This time of year always sneaks up on me. It feels like September starts and then all of a sudden it’s the holidays. I’ve been putting a lot of thought into this year’s Black Friday, unlike last. Such as how can I shop it responsibly? Will ethical brands I’ve newly discovered be having sales? Can I find things from my wardrobe wishlist on sale? So, today I’m sharing all the answers to these questions! But mostly tips on how to shop Black Friday Responsibly.