It’s that time of year! Day light savings, when you start to wrestle with your beach frame, whether or not you should actually peel off your layers to try on clothes while shopping, those neglected resolutions, career moves, big moves, WHEN THERE WILL EVER BE A NEW EPISODE OF SCANDAL….although, that may be personal. What ever you’re bouncing back in forth in that pin ball machine upstairs, you’ll agree, March starts to feel like a time of transformation. It’s a kind of like a second try at New Years. In tandem, your spring wardrobe looks as dull as the left over snow and there’s this almost immediate triggered itch for something new. And how could you not scratch, those window displays are always so darling this time of year! You know what, just get that headband, there’s nothing wrong with a little headband, it’s sparkly and versatile, and it’ll dress up any outfit! Hm but nothing is cute enough for the headband is it? You should probably get a cute basic blouse. It’s fine, it’s just Forever 21, you have that $15 to spend. Woah! What a cute outfit you have planned. May be you’ll wear it this weekend when you go out? Crap, you have the perfect pumps to wear with this but the heels are chewed up; it’s fine you can run in to ALDO to see if anything’s on sale real quick. Here’s where I say STOP! Rewind, go home, open up your closet and DIG. Yes, even in those bags you put away to give away. Dig deep and commit to finding a gem. Because there will always be one. Recently, while I went home to my parents house, I looked through my closet and was mesmerized by the pieces I took for granted in high school. Yes I said it, HIGH SCHOOL. Among them was this adorable strawberry print linen jacket.
The beautiful weather we experienced for a split second last week put me in a good enough mood to rock it. I paired it with a simple sweater, my most comfortable jeans and loafer heels. I felt like a shiny new penny. And I have something I hadn’t worn in six years at least, to thank for that. Moral of the story isn’t necessarily be to skip shopping entirely, but to simply avoid silly seasonal impulse buys. It’s hard though. H&M just launched their new lux brand store and I’m going to need some maximum strength Cortisone to soothe that itch.
Take the plunge friends, what you find may scare you, but who knows, it may not! And you might have money left over for an italian ice! Which tastes infinitely better than a bill at the end of the month.