Thursday, September 2, 2010

blogville already pretty

Meet Sally from MN Already Pretty
This is a beautiful blog about fashion
I just found her blog and already love it. ok ok I am NOT as young as her, but fashion is fashion and there are several things that work for anyone at any age. GOOD FASHION SENSE! and maybe if I keep up I can be cool!!

I love her articles:
Budget Shopping
Self Care and Self Love
Wardrobe Cycling
Elements of Self

She is always taking pictures of herself and sharing different ways clothes 'work'
SHE EVEN HAS QUOTES!!!!
Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic.
~Rosalind Russell

She often posts music videos of music that inspires her-to just get up and move!

Here is a great Shopping post of hers...


Here are questions I ask myself every time I consider purchasing something for my wardrobe.

  1. Can I envision this working in at least three, preferably five outfits?
  2. Will it work across multiple seasons? Will it if it’s layered?
  3. Is it something I want because it’s trendy? I mean, trendy is fine, but is it something I want ONLY because it’s trendy?
  4. Can I thrift it instead?
  5. Do I own anything similar already? How similar?
  6. Is it something that suits both my body and my personal style?
  7. Do I have room for it?
  8. Can I pay cash for it? (If the answer is no, I don’t buy it. Period. But that's just me.)

I am not kidding, friends. I go through all of these questions. You may think I’m a major shopaholic, but I am quite strategic about my purchases. Which is why my seasonal purges are typically very small. At this point in my stylistic evolution, I can identify items that will prove truly useful. I certainly indulge in items that are pure fluff, but limit those purchases as much as I can. And doing a mental run-through of these questions helps a TON.

Do you quiz yourself before purchasing? What tests must an item pass before making it into YOUR wardrobe

4 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Momza said...

If I could afford one, I'd hire a stylist to go shopping with me. As my body and age changes, I often feel lost when it comes to buying clothes that flatter me. I'm gonna check out this site!
Thanks Lisa!

blueviolet said...

I use a couple of those questions myself, but usually my cheapishness wins and I don't buy it anyhow! ;)

Sue said...

No questions for me. My decision is purely gut instinct.

=)

PS. I liked her blog, especially the one about the brains and beauty combo.

Em said...

Now that's my kind of shopping!