I still am uninspired by my clothes. I came up with one viable solution and then the weather changed and it all is useless.
I only wore four items all winter:
My fuzzy coat (sadly now out of stock), easily the best purchase of the past two years.
Black Uniqlo jeans, and my L.L. Bean boots. This was it.
But as I try to put together a vision for spring, can we all be honest about something? It costs money to look good! Even for my humble winter outfit it cost about $200.
So what is a reasonable budget for a season of clothes? I realize that women who make $100,000 a year or more might actually be able to spend $1,000 a season on clothes. And I applaud those women. But how do normal women make these decisions?
For instance, I already had to buy my annual running shoe purchase ($100), these are actually pretty great and I will probably wear them for normals, not just for exercise.
But to achieve my spring vision, inspired by several torso-less photos, I will need a few things.
Second torso-less image.
It says a lot about me that I can’t imagine myself from the waist up.
Categories of things to buy:
Pants, one pair of black jeans ($60).
Next, tops (something more lightweight to replace my winter fuzzy cardigan/coat):
Long coat/sweater $150
Now shoes. Part of the problem is that I never bought the Everlane loafers because they were out of stock when I had the money.
But, in their absence I still don’t have a perfect throw on with jeans or something more professional leather shoe. It doesn’t have to be complete flat, but I want to to show a fair amount of ankle skin because, see torso-less photo above.
Also, in the mean time I have been transfixed with shoes that are missing part of their shoe.
or the actual shoe in the excellent ankle shot ($139)
But if I chose just one of these shoes, one pant, one coat, and take into consideration the sneakers, and the gorgeous but totally expensive bridesmaid dress I have to buy,
That would total something like $500-600!
In the face of all these decisions I am paralyzed. I CANT BELIEVE HOW MUCH I THINK ABOUT THIS!