Keeping up with the Joneses

Sweatshirt: Similar Color, T-Shirt, Shorts: Similar, Shoes: Similar, Necklace: Similar, Tote

My husband always says that I’m in my element when I’m wearing comfy clothing (what does that say about me?). But… he’s right.  I’m all about that loungewear life. What I love about this outfit is that if feels like pajamas, but the pattern and texture of the sweatshirt makes it look more pulled together. Insert a High Five here. Also, funny story, but that’s my dog Oscar in the picture above.  I don’t know if you can tell, but in the picture he is in the process of throwing up the peanut butter sandwich that my niece fed him.  We have fun in the Rambo household.

On a more serious note, continuing with Wednesday’s ramblings, I’ve been thinking about how in the fashion world there is a lot of “keeping up with the Joneses.”  Do you know what I mean?  I may only be able to afford brand “x”, but that cute Instagrammer always wears brand “y”.  Instead of just appreciating how cute that Instagrammer looks in her “y” brand, it usually turns into me spending more money than I should on clothes that I can’t really afford.  I’m not trying to say that it is bad to spend money on clothes.  What I am trying to say is that there might be a better use for my money.  A huge reason that I wanted to do the Capsule Wardrobe concept is because I wanted more money to spend on travel, experiences, and giving to others.  It just unsettled me that a large part of our budget was contributing to my “wants”. It’s amazing what happens when you actually set a budget for shopping and then stick to that.  Yes, it takes away some of the fun of finding that perfect sale. But, this is important, it makes shopping a part of where I spend my time and money instead of the sum of where I spend my time and money. Shopping? Truncated.

Until next time,