Shannon from The Simply Luxurious blog mentioned a book today - Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline.
The thesis of the book is directly on point (the title speaks clearly) and so very true in my life. I spend way too much money on clothing items that are not to last. While I rarely shop at Forever 21, I feel like half of my closet could be eliminated due to its poor quality. But alas, at my age, 32, I feel the need to build a solid 'respectable' and functional wardrobe!
Actually one of the reasons for starting this blog was to try to streamline my buying process and to STOP spending on poor cheap quality clothing items. Well, I am also on a strick budget, so the transition is not coming easy. But I have made some progress. Even if I can't spend on the super priced labels, I am finding quality styles and stores that I adore. I have proclaimed my obsession with Club Monaco on multiple occasions. Now I am also looking for a local San Francisco boutique that would fit the bill.
The second 'trick' to avoid buying mountains on unnecessary clothes (i believe) is to come up with YOUR style. Kate Moss is my fashion icon and now I've been quite obsessed with Emerson Fry's simplicity. I love her easy stylish wearable fashion. I am all about comfy heels with skinnies and t-shirts. What do you think? Her style is about quality - she often wears the same outfits, but they speak volumes as they always seem so impeccably stylish and perfect for her body. She seems to be the perfect example how you can invest in few simple pieces and look incredibly chick.
She also keeps a personal blog - 4am. It's about qirky writing, interesting images capturing simple daily beauty and some cool shots (below) of the amazing Emerson Fry!
Also not to forget: THANK YOU THANK YOU to all of you who helped me to decide which pumps to purchase. Here... I did go with Emerson Fry's black pumps. I promise to try to do a little photo shoot if I decide to keep them (they are on their way!). It's time to show off my face little bit :-)
What do you think? Do you love Emerson Fry's style as much as I do?