Part of cleaning out my closet is building on to the areas I'm lacking such as non-t-shirt tops, so I went on a shopping spree recently to replace everything I've cleaned out. While at Barney's New York, my favorite department store, I tried on all this wonderful clothing and left with two pieces I'm really happy with. The Carven sweater is so cozy and warm. I like the shoulder details and how there are these red/maroon elbow pads. Also, the Timo Weiland polo is really cool because of the mullet hem and the pleats in the front and the back. However, it does behave like a mid-drift, so I guess I'll be partnering these with my high wasted jeans.
I also got a belt at Barney's, which is my first belt that I have not stolen from my mum or dad's closets. Yay, for advancing past stealing clothes from my parents? This is actually edgier than what I usually wear, so I'll have to find a use for it. I also need to punch a few more holes in to adjust for the fact I'm smaller than the average American.
At Urban Outfitters, I grabbed two tops from the "2 Tops for $24" section because my mum told me I needed shirts for bumming around in. The striped one will be great for my future circus outfit and for a Keroppi costume should I ever need either one. Then the mint one I got strictly because mint looks good on my skin tone and that's about it.
I decided to jump on the band wagon for the wannabe indie trend of what I call, the mullet skirt. I've been drawing mullet skirts, since I was five, so I decided it was time to take advantage of these being everywhere and got one.
Finally at another store, I bought two black jackets to add to my jacket collection. Jackets are some of my favorite items to buy and I like to use them to dress up my look. The Jil Sander on the left is a rather thin parachute fabric jacket that adds polished edge to any outfit. I think I can wear it as a blouse too, if I want to. The Marc by Marc Jacobs on the right is a tad manly, but I still like it because it makes me feel tough, even though I'm rather weak. Overall, I just feel like jackets are great things to own, since I prefer cold weather and all...I really should try to resell my clothing that I'm cleaning out of my closet instead of giving it away.
Where do you like to shop and where do you resell your clothing?