I wouldn’t consider myself a fashionista. But I definitely love to shop.
I often have to fight the urge to spend money whenever I’m at the mall or the thrift store. Because yes, I already have too many clothes.
If you’re trying to save money, a good way to practice self-restraint is actually by looking through your closet and seeing if you have anything similar to something you want to buy. Chances are, you DO but you just forgot.
I call this shopping in my own closet.
Personally, I’m not exactly good at this, but I’m going to try and work on this trick myself. That’s why I am going to try a new series on this journal (which no one reads, I’m sure) to see if I can style different outfits surrounding one piece of clothing.
The first piece I will style is this floral pajama dress I purchased at Simon’s while on vacation in Montreal. It was only 10 dollars, and I was immediately drawn to it because of the floral print.
My mother thinks this dress looks like sleepwear. But geez…isn’t that the point? Pajamas and comfort are in style now!
This is what it looks like on by itself:
It’s super comfortable, but I’m honestly a bit afraid to wear it to work just like that. It’s a tad loose and I’m afraid it will ride up when it’s windy outside.
That is why I have styled it with a pair of culottes that I bought from Uniqlo. Honestly, I am so obsessed with these pants because they are so comfortable!
I am also in love with the idea of this dress being used as a shirt. That is why I decided to tuck them into a looser pair of high waisted Levi’s mom jeans I recently thrifted.
Lastly, I wanted to style the dress for summer, but still wanted to look a bit more put together. So to do that, I simply threw on this dolman-sleeved cardigan I bought on-sale during Boxing Day at Oak + Fort.
To be honest with you, I haven’t worn this dress out very often. But now that I have done this style exercise, I am more willing to wear it out a bit more now!