Great news, my will power is stronger than I thought! I'm into my 3rd week of expense resistance and I've saved every penny!
Today leaving Banana Republic damage-free was kind of challenging. Part of the Fall 2009 Collection has already arrived on the shelves and I love everything! Good thing Shopaholic Sister was there to keep me chatting and distracted from spending! Thanks!! ☺
Although my wardrobe is pretty complete, I am missing a couple of career-nutritious pieces. I need a suit. I never had one, but I yearned for one for years. My problem was always the cut. I must have tried on at least 75 blazers in my lifetime and none of them pass the test. There is nothing worse than an ill-fitting jacket!
A blazer may translate as office chic, but if the cut is wrong and/or the material is low quality, it will only send the message of sloppiness.
You'd be amazed by how small details, such as thread and cut, can change a whole look. My advice for the recessionista is tailoring. Get that bargain pant or shirt fitted by a tailor and you'll look like a million bucks! I kid you not!
And so I have finally found the perfect jacket at Banana, no tailoring needed! I felt the confidence run like electricity in my veins as I spun in front of the store mirror. I felt like a true career woman!