fall state of mind

To try and tame my spending habits, I've tried shopping on focused themes and pseudo, thought-out lists. And nothing else. If it's not on the list, it ain't being purchased. Yeah, it seems obvious to go to the mall with what you want in mind, but it's harder than it seems. At least for me. Specially when I hit up the sale section, I mean a $250 free people sweater reduced to a mere $42.50? The fact that it might be slightly too tight across the chest, or have uncomfortable sleeves, or not be wearable any time soon falls to the back of my mind. This is why I have a gorgeous Antik Batik dress, that retails for $600, hanging out in the back of my closet-- untouched.

So rather than wasting money on clothes that I would not wear, I've started splurging on items that are a little pricier but will get much more wear.

For September, and what was supposed to be the beginning of fall (it's still around 80 degrees on the east coast, ridiculous), I stuck to what I liked last year, but with some new touches. Long hemlines, mock necks, turtlenecks, cozy knits, and anything in a wine, burgundy color.

black vest: zara (sold out-- similar: save, splurge), red turtleneck: zara (similar), shirt dress: urban outfitters, sweater: h&m, zip sweatshirt: madewell

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