Five Easy Pieces
Several years ago, I read an article in Glamour magazine called "Five Easy Pieces." It was basically about how you read all the fashion previews every season, and these get you all greedy and stuff, and then you buy all this crap that you end up never wearing. What you should do instead, the article says, is think very carefully about all the stuff you see, and narrow it down to five things you really want to buy. Then you buy those five things, and coordinate them with your existing wardrobe (which will get more and more fabulous as you continue to practice this five-things rule, since it acts as an incentive to buy things that are more timeless and higher quality) during the next season.
It made sense to me. I mean, if you buy a really trendy outfit, you can't wear it very often or people will start to comment, because it's noticeable. If you buy an awesome but subtle cashmere cardigan, you can probably wear it three or four times a week and no one will notice.
So here are my five easy pieces for Fall 2006:
1. The Corps de Ballet blouse in platinum, from Anthropologie
(How great will this look with my Smoke Kid Classic/Kidsilk Haze OSW?)
2. The Wellesley cable cardigan in heather graphite, from J. Crew
3. "O Chevrons with Black Details" (what a name!) from Sock Dreams
4. Mary Janes in black, and boots (I'm undecided between the black and the tan) from Aerosoles
(I love Aerosoles. Comfy and cheap, but they still look good.)
Hopefully this is distracting everyone from the lack of knitting content. I've been sleeping more, working out more, and knitting less. But the sweaters, they are coming along. I will post pics of them soon.