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3 Things To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Something

February 13, 2017

Anyone else guilty of buying things you know will sit in your closet for the next 5 years until you finally purge? Okay, glad that’s not just me. I started really trying hard to get rid of one thing every time I buy something new, but I also started asking myself three things before I buy something.

  1. Is it comfortable? If its not, we all know I won’t wear it. Mom attire doesn’t call for scratchy and it certainly doesn’t call for me pulling and adjusting things all day. I am so much happier when my clothes are comfortable. Don’t we always pull those pieces out first to wear too?
  2. Is it me or is it just what’s in style right now? Please tell me you’ve been there with me. Those shoes that were so in style one minute and then in a season they were already collecting dust in your closet. I’ve been guilty of it, but I am really working to only buy pieces that fit ‘my’ style and what I love to wear.
  3. Will I wear it more than once?  You know those outfits that you bought for a single occasion, but you will never wear them again? Yeah, let’s not keep doing that. Let’s buy pieces we love that we will wear over an over again and not be afraid if someone already saw us in it, because it fits us like a glove.

I recently got this dress from Jane.com made by Cents of Style and it’s so comfortable. It even has pockets! Plus it’s long enough that when I am running errands or chasing a toddler around the park I don’t have to worry about modesty. Even though its still winter, it’s got me all in the mood for spring and warm weather.

What are some of the ways that you keep your closet from bulging and getting dusty?

*Thanks to Jane.com for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

 

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23 Comments

  • Reply Annie February 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I love this outfit SO much– literally obsessing. I feel like rustic chic totally sums up my entire wardrobe and this outfit nailed it!

  • Reply Lanae Bond February 13, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Those are excellent questions to ask especially if you want to prevent buyer’s remorse! I love your dress especially the fact it has pockets.

  • Reply chante February 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    These photos are SO gorgeous, as are you!! I absolutely love your second tip, as well as how you try to get rid of something every time you buy something new! 🙂

    Chanté xo | http://www.chante-louise.com

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Yes! I heard that tip from In Honor of Design and really love it! Helps the environment too.

  • Reply Monika February 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    This dress is really nice! Looks very comfortable and casual-cool!

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you! It is so comfy.

  • Reply kelly February 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    This is such a cute outfit and dress!!

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Kelly!

  • Reply Abby February 13, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I need to start asking myself those questions, too. I have been purging my closet recently and wanted to sell so many stuff. Now, I am trying to slow down on the buying and just be smart when I do shop!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Yes! It helps so much to sell a few things and then only buy timeless pieces.

  • Reply Stephanie Bills February 14, 2017 at 1:41 am

    1) i absolutely love that dress! 2) these are definitely great questions! Whenever I go shopping i need to start using these

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie!

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt February 14, 2017 at 2:05 am

    these photos are so pretty and I love your dress
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • Reply Krystal // The Krystal Diaries February 14, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I’m getting much better about my shopping. I used to be so guilty of buying things in the moment and then never wearing them because they weren’t comfortable or too trendy. I purged my closet a few months ago and now I’m trying to add more versatile pieces back to it.

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      I am so guilty too! Im all about new pieces as long as they are comfortable and I will wear them again!

  • Reply Azanique February 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

    “Is it comfortable?”, is always something I ask! I find so many cute things but they don’t fit right or don’t make me feel my best. That’s how I know it isn’t for me

    -xoxo, Azanique
    LotsofSass.com

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Yes! I am the same way! All about being comfy:)

  • Reply Alexandra February 14, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Love this dress, girl! I’m so guilty of buying trendy pieces that I may only wear once! Definitely trying to make better shopping decisions!
    XOXO, Alexandra
    http://threadsandlabels.com

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you:) I hope this helps!

  • Reply Wendi @ E and A Style February 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

    OMG totally love that dress!!! You styled it perfectly. The one other question I have to ask myself right now is how easily can I get to my boob hehe. With a little breastfeeding, and a toddler, I just have to make sure I can get to it somehow

    • Reply Victoria February 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      So true! breastfeeding changes your entire wardrobe!

  • Reply kailei February 17, 2017 at 11:23 am

    you’re the cutest! This is the first time Ive see your blog and am now following on insta! I love your feed over there!

    kailei
    http://www.kaileinicole.blogspot.com

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