my bathroom renovations are finally underway, and with them, a large portion of my budget is now devoted to the materials and labor costs.  therefore, my new year’s resolution was to go 3 months without buying any article of clothing/accessory.  i know this may not seem like a lot to many readers of this blog, but over the years, shopping has become such a hobby (and habit) that the restraint has required more resolve than i anticipated.

i’m not sure how many readers of this little corner of the internet stop by to see what is new to my closet, so i am going to devote a few posts to some recent acquisitions that you have not yet seen.  first up is this a.m.a.z.i.n.g blazer and shoes.  i do have a great foundation of basics in my wardrobe, but i found that it was lacking the charm of pieces that are not so versatile but are still so fun that they make you smile.

these items definitely make me smile (especially since they were both over 75% off!).

{dries van noten schoolboy blazer}


{christian louboutin top street velvet mary janes}