Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you're all doing well. As many of you know, as part of my new year resolutions, I decided to try to limit my shopping, as my closet is pretty much packed, and I'm terrible at culling. I know I need to do it (cull, that is) and I'm going to - it's on my list of to-dos, but until then, I'm implementing some harm reduction by just slowing down the consumption. It's...sort of working. Okay, not as well as I'd hoped. Part of the problem is that I, like many others, like to inject some newness into the old wardrobe. You know...to keep things fresh and fun. I love the clothes I have, but sometimes...well, sometimes, you can just start to feel a little bored.
Right. Well, Dea (of the lovely blog, the Dea Diaries) and I were discussing this problem - and we came upon what we're hoping is a solution. Clothing shares! She and I generally wear the same size clothing, (though she's definitely taller and more slender than me) so in the interests of frugality, resourcefulness, and just helping a sister out, we decided to do a monthly swap of clothes - four items: one skirt, one dress, one top, and one sweater - on loan to each other for the month, which we'll remix into our existing wardrobes. I just received my Dea goodies today, and I know mine are on my way to her as I type. Hopefully, sometime next week, we'll be able to share outfits with you, that are supplemented with these "borrowed feathers." I'm super excited about this new project - and I hope you'll check in with both of us, to see how we do.
I also wanted to apologize for not announcing the Blog-iversary giveaway winners more quickly. Processing the entries is hovering at the top of my queue, and I absolutely am planning to take care of it, sometime this weekend. So make sure to check-in over the next couple days, to see if the winners have been announced. It could be you!
Last but not least, here's an OOTD for you - using stuff that was already in my closet, with the addition of the BR sweater (which I grabbed for a fantastic $23 after sale, rewards card, and free shipping), I did my own version of the totally adorable Kate Spade styling (blogged about here) that was featured on their splash page, for a while. I still yearn for the KS version, but well, let's face it - this is about as good as it's gonna get. At least, if I'm even going to try to adhere to that resolution. Yeah, I know. First world problems.
Thanks for stopping by!