Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Monthly Update – October 2017


So how about that October? October seems to be a consistently brutal month for us. Super busy.

I’ve been contemplating the direction I should take this blog given my inability to take outfit photos on an even remotely consistent basis. It’s dark when I leave for work in the morning, and dark by the time I leave the office in the afternoon. The weekends are busy with doing the things we didn’t get to during the week, and generally spending time playing together as a family. I won’t cut into that last wedge of time for a hobby. It took me months to hit my stride in terms of balancing work tasks and home tasks, but as you can tell around here some things had to give.

I’m not ready to give up on this blog though. I love having this little creative outlet, though I may focus more on other subjects of interest more often, and a bit less on fashion. I have been finding it difficult to reconcile the drive for constant fashion spending with some of my sustainability leanings as of late, so I may explore those areas more. While I did purchase a couple items this month, at the moment I have no urge to shop. I’m happy with my closet, so why seek out more things to covet?

It’s a question that doesn’t get much thought that I’ve seen on the internet. What happens when you’re happy with your closet? If you’ve spent years “investing” in your wardrobe, at some point your wardrobe is largely made up of these pieces. They’re not going to fall apart quickly, so why keep shopping?

Anyway, like I mentioned before, you’re probably going to see other subjects cropping up around here.

This is a budget post though, and I mentioned above that I did purchase a couple items, so I’ll keep it brief.

I bought the Babaton Beekman Sweater in Constant Camel/Birch for $152.25. The weight, style and colour combo filled a gap in my wardrobe, and is making my fall/winter clothes feel more well rounded. I’ve worn it six times so far.

I also bought a pair of dark wash bootcut jeans from 7 for all Mankind for $106.47. I find bootcut jeans work better with the style of ankle boots I have for fall and winter, so I picked up a second pair. These were 40% off the existing sale price, and fit nicely, so they were a no brainer. I’ve worn them eleven times already this month, so they’re already down in the single digit cost per wear.

So that’s what’s going on around here. What’s new in your world?

4 Responses to “Monthly Update – October 2017”

  1. Mica says:

    I’d love to hit that point with my wardrobe where I don’t need or want to buy anything else, there’s always something I have my eye on, haha!

    Don’t feel bad about changing what you post or how often you post – it’s a blog, a hobby and it’s normal for it to be de-prioritised! I know if I didn’t have scheduled posts I’d almost never get a blog post out, I can write like crazy while the boys nap and then scheduled it out later! We all do what works for us, and I look forward to continuing to read your thoughts when you do get the opportunity to put them down 🙂

  2. I may have reached that point — if I have all the perfect pieces, why am I still hunting down for more?

    Although the other day, I saw the most amazing cargo leggings so… uh.. yeah.. 🙂

    I will read you forever and ever <3 You have a great voice and your minimalism style questions & checks put me in my place.

  3. I look forward to seeing what direction you take this blog.
    That’s great that you are happy with your closet now. You can use all the money you save on your son’s wardrobe haha! I’m not so keen to shop for myself but I love baby shopping 🙂

  4. Kara says:

    Cassie, I like reading what you have to say and will definitely keep following along if you spend less time posting on outfits & describing stuff you bought. I too agree that my sustainability leanings just don’t jive with the constant cycle of outfit posts and reports on things to buy. As my thoughts have been developing, the blogs I enjoy most are about how someone’s closet fits into her life… not striving for more, but just reflecting on what works. I really love your posts on what you’re wearing most of (love your data analyst leanings!) and how you’re making clothes fit into your life, rather than the other way round.

    So I’m just one little voice from a very uncool non-blogger, but I enjoy hearing what you have to say and read your blog with more excitement than I read those that are all new-shiny-flash and no real-life-every-day.

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I'm Cassie.

I'm a petite hourglass, slow adopter, food geek, Engineer, wife and mom. Welcome to the little corner of the internet where I ramble on about random things. Mostly clothes.