First I want to tell you about a little fashion project I am embarking upon during the month of September. It has to do with the yogic principal of mindfulness and applying it to my shopping and wardrobe choices. I was issued a challenge by my friend, Pam, the accessory whore, to join with her in Felicia Sullivan’s 15:30 project. That is to carefully choose only 15 items of clothing to wear for the 30 days of September. It’s all about having a very carefully edited closet, learning to choose much more carefully some well crafted and versatile pieces that emphasize fit. Oh and accessorize the heck out of them.
As you know if you read my Fashion Friday posts, I am a collector of clothing. While this is fun, it is really more out of a misplaced emotional need than a physical necessity of course. So I thought I’d give this a try. With Pam, Felicia and Susan Wagner playing along it should be fun. I hope. I have started selecting pieces and trying them on, with some disappointing results, so I haven’t chosen the final fifteen yet. You’ll get a post when I do. You can read all the rules here, but basically it doesn’t count underwear, gym clothes, house lounging clothes or outerwear.
Not that we’ll be needing any coats here in Texas during September.
So before I can end my shopping for a month, I must share with you the incredible end of season deals I got this month.
First, there was this coupon code my friend Stephanie posted about for $10 off at JC Penney and they had free shipping on shoes. So I scoured the website and found a pair I thought maybe I liked, and ordered them for less than $8. They arrived and I fell head over heels in love…they are as comfortable as they are cute! And actually totally practical, they go with everything!
Then I had to return something to my LOFT store, plus I had a 30% off everything coupon. So on the final sale clearance rack I found this boyfriend cardigan for $6.92.
And these three tops for $6.92 each.
And this top which you’ve already seen in this fashion friday video blog for $4.82!
And finally the piece de resistance, this amazing LBD for a mere $20.97.
I had been searching other LOFT stores to find that dress in my size for awhile, and there it was waiting for me, looking perfect on me, at exactly the right time and place.
For more fashion friday posts check out Musings of a Housewife (back to school!), Centsible Life, (more back to school!) girlymama (dresses!), Mommies With Style (military jackets) and Big Mama (fall trends).
So, do you think you could choose 15 pieces of clothing and circulate them for your entire wardrobe?