As I stroll deeper into 2014, I have been thinking about remaking my home, my habits, my relationships, and of course, myself. This is nothing new to me. I am often pushing for betterment and richness in my life, but this year feels very detail oriented. I want the best from myself, and I am digging into the nitty gritty. One bit of the nitty gritty is the way I shop. Generally, I shop at night, online, after I have finished with my clients. With free shipping and free returns, and my expertise, shopping is a breeze, but I found myself shopping a little too much last year. Yes, I acquired beautiful versatile pieces, but I still had a few non-essentials end up in my closet. As a true perfectionist, or as one of my power house clients says, one who seeks excellence, I must create more ways to ensure I only end up with the most beautiful and useful pieces, and no “great enough” pieces. One way to accomplish this is patience. I am no longer allowed to buy anything on the spot or even a week later. I must wait. If I continue to want it by the end of the month, then it can be mine.
This month, the main item on my watch list is Tory Burch’s ‘Kayle’ print woven sheath dress. The print as well as that soft burlap-like texture is so stinkin’ chic, I stare it. As soon as I get some time, I will try it on and see if the fit is as yummy as it’s appearance. If it passes all comfort tests and the month wait, I will be wearing to parties, dinners, weddings, and anything else I feel like. I always say, if there isn’t an occasion, make one. As for pairing it, I would use a rose gold sandal, nude pump, or soft pink heel. Jewelry will depend on shoe, but I would vote for understated as the print of the dress carries enough pow as it is.
UPDATE: The dress is truly fabulous, but it belongs on those with narrow shoulders. I skipped this one this time.