Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dressed Down

Outfit Details:
top: Piperlime Collection (on major sale now too!!!)
pants: Express
clutch: Hand painted by Me
ring: BCBG MaxAzria
boots: Asos (similar)
sunglasses: Asos (similar)

After Christmas Piperlime always has an amazing sale (additional 50% off of sales items!), so of course since I got a gift card to use at Piperlime I totally took advantage of the sale! This sweater is one of the pieces I got this time around.

When choosing pieces from the sale items I thought of these criteria when perusing the selection:  something I have been wanting for some time, would fill a void in my wardrobe, add diversity to my wardrobe and I can create at least 3 outfits with the piece. Lately I have been wanting comfy easy to throw on sweaters to wear on a casual day of working or running errands. This sweater fit into the category of filling a void in my wardrobe and also adds some diversity to my wardrobe since I didn't have anything like it.

These are the usual steps I try to take before making a purchase, this helps me to keep my errant spending at a minimum (for the most part) and to try and fill my wardrobe with pieces I love, instead of having pieces that I will never wear. So if you are trying to cut back on random shopping sprees that result in buying millions of things and only really loving 3 of the pieces; try to come up with some criteria like I have to keep needless spending at bay. Another tip I have is to have a list of things that you really need in your wardrobe, and add to the list whenever you think of something. So before you shop look over the list and see what is on there to remind yourself to stay on track.

What steps do you take to keep your shopping addiction at bay?

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