So, it's no big surprise that I love clothes. I love shopping, I love buying, I love accumulating. I love writing down each new piece I get and making lists of new outfits to try (I seriously do this and have since high school! I used to have a notebook simply devoted to outfit ideas. Actually, I still do). I have worked in retail/fashion since I was 15. Even being a stay at home mom (and now small business owner!), it still plays a part in my life. It's only fashion, but I like it. :)
But, being a stay at home mom, I don't need a lot of new clothes every season, and besides that, we have THREE KIDS that we need to outfit as well, and I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I would always rather my kids have nice, new cute clothes than myself! Plus, they have to have new clothes every season, since they are growing, and actually need them, not just want them, like me! So, for the past few years, each season I make a short list of necessities. Items that I want to purchase for myself over the course of the season for sure. I may get a few more (or not), or may not even get everything, but it serves as a guideline for me to focus that money that I do have for myself on items I really want and will get a lot of wear out of, rather than spur of the moment impulse buys.
So, I though that each season I would share my personal fashion "must-haves!" These are pieces that I think will tie together well with other items already in my closet, are very versatile, and will get worn over and over. Again, since I don't buy many new pieces each season, it is imperative that what I do buy will work with a lot of what I already have. And P.S.- nothing that I bought was over $50! I love shopping, but I do not love spending a ton of money!
So, enough talk! Onto the clothes!