Here I go trying to keep myself accountable again. March and April were plagued by some very impactical, emotionally-driven impulse buys, some of which I regret. I'm not even going to list everything I purchased, though I'll note a few.
But first, a word on my crazy emotions these days: I blame the pregnancy. It's exacerbated a vicious buying cycle. I see something I like. I order it online. I try it on. Ugh--not great on me. I'm left unsatisfied. I see something I like. I buy it. I try it on... and this repeats and snowballs.
I didn't realize how difficult it could be to dress in the morning, particularly on those days when I have a meeting and I need to look semi-put together. For the past 6+ months, I was able to get by with my trusty, old DVF wrap dresses and a blazer, but even those pieces are now too short and ill-fitted.
Some of my purchases -
- I was given birthday money by my lovely mother-in-law to buy maternity clothes, so I bought "maternity boots," the IM Dickers to be exact. (Ethan calls foul.) I've been reluctant to purchase these boots as they had such a cult following and are super expensive. But the heel is low, the shape is sleek, and I can see myself walking around the city in these shoes. I also bought them discounted. I do love my Mars boots, but I want less of a heel these days.
- Sézane jacket. I like being able to touch fabrics and try on cuts before purchasing, but I took a gamble with Sézane by Morgane Sézalory, a French line I'm obsessed with. I purchased a jacket (pictured above), fully ready to return it if it was of shoddy quality. Alas, it was gorgeous - of high quality and a nice, sleek cut. Nevermind that pregnancy has caused me to gain weight in strange places (hello, meaty shoulders); I do think it's a piece I'll cherish.
- Ace & Jig tea dress and the domino check reversible robe. The practical buy was the reversible robe, which I wear several times a week, including right now actually. I want to wear the tea dress (pictured above; I am a sucker for open backs), but again it's one of those pieces that, while I can squeeze into it, is not the best fit for my current state.
- Hatch maternity airplane dress - This was a practical buy. It's massive on my frame (or once was), but it's a piece I can throw on as my belly grows.
- Emerson Fry caftan - I know I must stay away from muumuus, but this piece makes the California girl in me happy. Plus, I have a trip to California later this month and some days in Malibu, so there.
- Storq pieces. Despite the pieces being reasonably priced, I'm nonetheless relucant to spend $65 on a tube skirt. Also, I wonder about the quality. But then I see images like this and I realize I could easily use this piece. Same reluctance about the Storq dress.
via Helena Price