Is it only fashion bloggers who feel like they always need to have new clothes, or is it all of us?
My first thought is to blame the blog for my constant desire to shop, but that’s just not the case. I’ve had a shopping addiction long before Something About That came to be. In fact, it was worse during my early twenties, when I worked retail. If I knew about online clothes shopping deals (like these: https://www.raise.com/coupons/macys) then I don’t think I would have had a closet, I would have had a heavily insulated space crammed head to toe with outfits. The thing is I constantly felt like I needed the latest and greatest in order to feel relevant at work. Once I left retail the feeling subsided somewhat, but it has still been there to a certain extent.
Interestingly, Melanie from Born Lippy explains that as a blogger, she feels the pressure to constantly have new clothes so she can wear them on the blog. I feel that pressure too, even though I wouldn’t go out and buy something new, just for the sake of including it in a blog post.
As cheesy as it is to admit, sometimes the best place to shop is your own closet. Naturally, there are many times when I feel like I have nothing to wear. My first instinct is to go shopping, but hey – you can’t do that every time the lack of inspiration strikes.
When was the last time you tried shopping your closet?
On my last attempt to shop my closet, I rediscovered this grey cardigan from Old Navy. I’ve had this cardigan for years! If you don’t believe me, check out this post from 2014. Oh, and if you’re wondering why my teeth and eyes look a bit bizarre in that post, it’s because I had just discovered the dodge/burn tool.
This grey cardigan from Old Navy was one of my favourites back in the day! It’s cozy and has pockets. What more could you ask for of a cardigan? I’m not sure why I forgot about it this year. I think it’s still pretty cute!
On another note, I can’t believe the difference a week makes! These photos were taken last weekend, before we got hit with a couple of big snowstorms. I should add – it was snowing a little bit during this shoot, which is why you can see random white spots in some of the photos. It’s not fluff or dandruff on my pants!