breton shirt: thrift store
vintage trousers: thrift store
suede oxfords: thrift store
giant flower pin: DIY (flower was from a grab bag of millinery supplies from the 20s-30s I bought a while ago)
For a while I have been feeling uninspired with my clothing. I look over my closet and scan through my drawers with that tired but true proverbial fashion cliche ringing through my ears: I have nothing to wear. Logically, I know it's far from the truth but to me it feels like I have come up with every conceivable permutation, configuration, and combination of pieces of clothing to turn into an outfit. There's nothing left!
After I weeded out a pile of clothing to donate it dawned on me that I hadn't bought a piece of clothing from an actual brick and mortar retail store in a year. And it was only one piece at that! As you know, most of my clothing is thrifted and while that's good and great I realized that perhaps I was due for a trip to the mall. Or two.
Even though I do a lot of shopping for my vintage store I very rarely keep anything for myself. The other day I decided to go thrifting ~only for me~ and it was a revelation! I really don't remember the last time I went thrifting for myself. Seems like it was in high school.
Anyway, besides thrifting I went and visited some stores over the weekend and it's a wonder how buying up a few pieces (on sale, of course) can make you feel like you've got a brand new wardrobe. Feels good to be excited about putting together outfits again.