The change of seasons causes all sorts of action, doesn’t it? The minute the stores start to unload the boxes of fall clothing, the catalogues land in our mailboxes, a red leaf is shown on a table at Pottery Barn – we want to run out and shop. Refresh our wardrobe. Cook a stew.
Do something new. Something that ends where you are – and starts something else. Our own grown up version of new school supplies and a fresh start.
We get into trouble sometimes in all of this, don’t we? Rush out and buy all new things because we are SURE we have NOTHING TO WEAR – but it’s really because we are so tired of walking into our closets and diving into our drawers and seeing … nothing new.
I don’t want to do that this year – or really any next season. A year ago I made a commitment to have an authentic closet and choose quality over quantity. This year I made a list of things I specifically want to add to my collection -and I am sticking to it – even if I can’t do it all this year.
This year, in the beginning of this season, I am shopping my closet. Thoughtfully and with creativity. I recognize that where I live “fall” doesn’t show up for another two months (easily) – so I am looking to work with what I have right now. I am transitioning pieces from warm weather to cooler and trying to make things useful, polished and interesting.
Over the next several weeks I will show you how I’m doing that. I have a fantastic photography partner helping me in this adventure – Christine Tremoulet. You should go visit her. Go now. She’s delightful.
Shirt: J. Crew
Jeans: Levi’s Demi Curve, Straight Leg
Belt: Banana Republic
Scarf: J. Crew (via eBay)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole (from 10+ years ago)
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs