Wow, I can't believe January is winding down. What with starting a new job and a partner who has been housebound for almost the entirety of January, the month has flashed by. The new job caused a bit of a concern on the wardrobe front. The thing with having a capsule wardrobe is that any gaps tend to make themselves glaringly known especially if one is starting an office job after a long while working from home. Thank goodness for the January sales where it is possible to pick up much needed items at a good price. Perhaps I should have titled this post, "How to Shop the Sales." Believe me when I say that I have made many shopping mistakes in the past, lured by the low price tag. Having a shopping list and knowing what looks good on me and what my style is has helped enormously in cutting down on costly mistakes. Even if the price is cheap, if it is a mistake and you know that you will never wear it, then it is still money wasted. Top of my list was a pair of tailored trousers. I picked up this basic pair of black wool tailored trousers at J Crew at 50% off.
|via J Crew|
You can't go wrong with a pair of straightforward tailored pants and they really are a staple item in any wardrobe.
Next I picked up a gorgeous navy velvet skirt from Banana Republic.
|via Banana Republic|
What's not to love about navy velvet? I am crushing hard on this addition to my wardrobe. It can go from work to evening with ease and the velvet adds that bit of discreet glamour to what would otherwise be a standard pencil skirt.
That's it for me. Have you picked up anything in the January sales?
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