Soho Wanderings

Happy Saturday, loves! A bit behind on the blogging schedule this week--it's been busier than usual lately and I've been spending a lot of time going back and forth from Jersey and the city recently. Staying in NYC the last couple of days to catch up with some friends that have returned after winter break, so it's been a lot of coffee dates and brunch sessions. ;)

Here's a look from before Winter Storm Jonas hit the city, when the weather was still surprisingly warm enough to get away with not wearing an overcoat. These days, I find layering my best friend and am definitely trying to build a more cohesive and minimal wardrobe to last me through my 20s.

After moving back home post graduation, I've realized the abominable state that my current wardrobe was in. I don't think that I've had a good closet clean out for at least six years. Shocking, I know. It's always been such a daunting task, to go through your closet and do a real cleanse so I'll admit that I've been putting it off for quite some time now. So of course, I'm left with a wardrobe that's in a state of disarray, with incohesive pieces mixed together--from old Abercrombie hoodies to white dress shirts to Forever 21 tank tops. It's really no wonder I wake up each morning with the feeling of nothing to wear.

I've realized that it's time to cut the clutter and really tailor fit my wardrobe for the next stage in my life. As a true believer in the power of personal style and "dressing for success," I am long overdue to align my current wardrobe with this mantra. My shopping habits and mentality has since changed from six years ago, so why hasn't my wardrobe?

From here on out, it's not only about shopping better, but also about keeping only the pieces that I know I'll love for years to come. I'm someone who gets very attached to certain pieces of clothing, even if I'll probably never wear it again in the foreseeable future. I'm not sure if you guys run into this problem whenever you're doing a closet cleanse, but I can't ever seem to get rid of that many pieces of clothing because of the sentimentality attached to them. 

Well, this has certainly become a major issue now, especially since I do not have a lot of closet space to begin with. So, I'm really trying to take this first step into leading a more minimal lifestyle--to indulge every once in a while, but to really only invest in key pieces that can be built upon in the years to come, and to really create a cohesive wardrobe that is grounded in my own personal style.

Don't be surprised if you start seeing a lot more neutrals in future posts--I'll be curating my pieces based on the classics. Let me know if you guys have any tips or stories--would love to hear your own wardrobe transformations! Happy weekend, fashionistas...and wish me luck!

With Much Love,
Photography By: Explicit Affairs

{Turtleneck: Banana Republic; Similar here}
{Waistcoat: Zara; Similar here}
{Jeans: J. Crew}
{Flats: Louise et Cie}
{Bag: Kate Spade; Similar here & here}



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