Just a rambling blog about my fashion journey, with the intention to always mejorar (improve).
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Necklace, Cardigan- Maurices
Top, Pants- Express
First up, the outfit. I'm really into it. I only wish the top was an inch or so shorter to get a better proportion. Again, a fun color in the shoe would probably make it better, but I don't own a shoe that would work. I think I have around ~14 pairs total, including sneakers.
So, last night I was watching What Not to Wear (favorite guilty pleasure). I have a DVR (amazing BTW! Have had it for almost 2 months now) and when I have a chance I will sit down and watch WNTW, which usually ends up maybe 1x a week. I have learned so much from Stacy and Clinton, seriously. Anyway, last night they had made up an acronym for a woman who just didn't know what to buy/had no shopping standards.
B- for BODY- does this item FIT and FLATTER my body?
A- for Age Appropriate- is this age appropriate for my age and life?
S- for Situation- is this item versatile, and is there a situation that this is appropriate for?
E- for Expense- is this item worth the $ I am spending on it?
If an item met these four BASE guidelines, then it was worth purchasing. They also often point out that outfits should have these 3 things to make them visually interesting:
Shine, Sparkle, & Texture
I am going to use these for myself when shopping and getting dressed.
The only other thing I would add would be to go in stores with a set budget and do not go over it for anything. If an item exceeds the budget, then it should indicate that either you should save for it or it's a silly impulse and will pass. This is something I am working on with the self-improvement, a better/more in depth post is to come on this subject.