:a reminder:

it’s easy to feel pressure to buy things to fill your closet. i feel it. when i see other bloggers with so many of the New In! pieces from all of my favorite retailers, i cannot help but wonder how they do it. how is it possible that they can afford all of these new things? 

i don’t know the answer to that question because everyone’s financial situation is different. but what i can tell you is that there is no reason to feel like you have to have ALLTHETHINGS. construct a wardrobe of items that you love to wear. things that make you feel great when you wear them. take care of them. and wear them over and over. when/if you are ready, and only when YOU are ready, add something else you totally love. but don’t ever let what you see on a perfectly curated instafeed strong arm you into feeling like you need more new things. you never know what’s going on IRL. 

PS: i purchased these trousers way back in 2008. and not one thing i’m wearing is “brand new.” 

what are some of your favorite old pieces? 

photos // aart balk