You know what is 100% delightful?
When you already have an item that fits your criteria for your next sister style post.
Embroidery, as you probably know, is super hot right now.
In fact, I just ordered this top, although unless it’s 100% perfect, I’ll return it because the price tag is making me do that big-eyed emoji face, just a little bit. After I wrote that previous sentence, I looked up the top to get the link and discovered that it’d been discounted $29, so I called up and got a price adjustment. This blog post just made me $29 (or. . . you know, saved me $29, which, sadly, are not the same things).
Anyway, when I was rifling through my closest looking for something to wear for this post, I was delighted to discover that this sweatshirt, which was a hand-me-down from Merrick a couple of years ago, had embroidery all over the front of it.
I think of embroidery as a very current trend, so it was a surprise for me to see that something several years old was sporting this trend.
But I’ve noticed over the past year that when I buy things I really love, frequently, they don’t go out of style as quickly. This basically makes no sense at all when I write it out, but . . . generally when I pick things out because I LOVE them, not because they’re trendy or they looked good on someone else, I can get a long run with them because I don’t get tired of them quickly.
Also, I’ve always had the strong urge to be a hoarder of all things, including my clothing. I put off wearing my favorite items because I don’t want to wear it out too quickly or I worry that when I really want to wear it for some imaginary future event, it won’t be there to wear.
Now, because fashion trends are cycling so quickly, I’ve let go of that feeling because I want to get as much use out of an item before it’s no longer my favorite thing anymore. No more saving things so that when they’ve become completely dated, I’ve only worn them a few times because I didn’t want to wear them out.
Which is why I basically wear the same dozen outfits over and over again.
And I feel awesome about it.