I have a bit of a confession to make: when I first started blogging (and for a good while after, actually), I would quite often buy things largely “for the blog”. What I mean by that is that it was customary for me to strongly consider how standout of a piece it would be and how it would photograph, and that would be at the forefront of many purchasing decisions. That obviously wasn’t a very good way to shop, and as a result I ended up with a closet full of things that I truthfully didn’t really like all that much.
I think that’s a lot of what began to subconsciously drive my “Buy Less, Choose Well” mentality, and the desire to get back to the essence of why I wanted to blog in the first place. I’m happy to report that I now know better (for the most part), and at the risk of coming across as “boring”, now consider wardrobe longevity and classic appeal much more than the former criteria. The thought of building a uniform, of sorts, with classics and some unique pieces that are truly appreciated is more important to me now, and that includes pieces like the basics in this outfit.