In the past week I have come to a realization after a few occurances. 1. When our mom was in town she mentioned that she wanted to start dressing only in solids and less in prints. (I thought she was crazy at the time) Also that she wanted to incorporate more black into her wardrobe – not in a “witchy” way but in an sophisticated “I’m almost 50 years old” way. 2. Molly and I went on an intense “nice” bra buying spree last weekend and donated every.single.one. of our old Victoria’s Secret bras that we’ve had since highschool (embarassing?) – one of those things thats completely necessary but always gets pushed to the backburner 3. The two of us aggressively making moves to completely re-do our apartment’s current decor to something more neutral and grownup.
What do these three things have in common? The longevity of things and the value of a really, really “classic” piece. Whether that piece be clothing, undergarments, or furniture – it seems to always apply that when you invest in something “nice”, timeless, and classic you get much more use out of it and are much less likely to get “sick” of something. After thinking it over and staring into my closet, I am completely 100% with my mom on her wardrobe thoughts. I own about 4 black tops and none of which I love. I always thought black was harsh and therefore chose not to buy much of it in the past, but I have to agree with my mama on this one – it is sophisticated, classic, and looks pretty killer on a blonde (if I do say so myself). My goal going forward with my wardrobe is to invest in more solid (ok minus a few prints – say stripes and animal prints?!), classic, and timeless pieces. Less “cutesy” items if you will and more silhouettes that will stay with me years from now even when I’m a mama myself and chasing after little chickens of my own (I said years, remember). Brands like Vince and Equipment have really hit the nail on the head with this concept. Creating gorgeous, well made clothing in styles that are tried and true.
Both Molly and I have always made smart choices in the clothing department – never investing in anything to trendy that won’t last us, never buying anything that wasn’t well made, and never buying something that we would “get sick of” (our mom’s favorite phrase when shopping) after only a few wears, but I still feel like there is always room for improvement. Mama knows best afterall!