Going a month without shopping didn’t exactly go as planned on the sartorial front, even though I did succeed when it came to housewares and other unnecessary indulgences. There was just something about this dress that I couldn’t pass up during the Net-a-Porter sale. I love fit-and-flare frocks, especially when they’re created from such a vibrant silk with an eye-catching design. It’s one of those pieces that embodies the direction I’d like my wardrobe to go this year: beautifully crafted, high quality, thoughtful, unique, and something that I’m beyond excited to wear.
This month’s edited list also made me realize how much happier I am when I pare down my selections to just one or two (or sometimes three) quality items to refresh my closet each month. I think I’m finally past the point where I crave an overhaul of fast fashion each season. That’s not to say I won’t enjoy the cheap thrill occasionally (thus, the earrings), I would just rather save my money and put it toward a better quality item I’ll love for years to come. With that in mind, the one item I have my eye on for February is this gorgeous blouse from Nicola Glass’ debut collection with Kate Spade. I love wearing loose blouses with jeans and this one ticks all of my boxes with a beautiful print, fluid fabric, and a flirty neckline.
See all of this year’s sartorial additions here.
- Diane von Furstenberg dress – Super cute and true to size. It even has pockets! (I so rarely purchase designer clothing and it’s always such a treat to have a garment with thoughtful attention to detail and beautiful fabric.)
- Figrace acrylic hoop earrings – These are pretty great for $10. They’re substantial, but lightweight, and the emerald green color is gorgeous. This particular pair is now sold out, but you can get these rectangular hoops in green.