It seems my resolution to blog more this year isn’t quite panning out. Life’s unexpected twists have taken their toll, with unforeseen challenges popping up. But hey, that’s life, right?
Regardless, I felt it was time for a quick hello and to share some wardrobe updates. The genesis of these shopping diary entries was to keep a personal record and maintain transparency. Do they intrigue you? I have a penchant for peeping into others’ shopping hauls, but maybe that’s just my quirk.
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Recent Wardrobe Additions
Did this summer seem more unbearable than the last? Maybe it’s just my perception, but NYC felt especially sultry this year. Consequently, my quest for tank tops was renewed.
Some suggestions from my Instagram followers led me to three 100% cotton tank tops from J. Crew Factory. They’re almost right — I’d have liked a tad less depth in the scoop neck, but they’re quite comfortable, especially with their non-clingy texture. Plus, I got them on sale.
I added two skirts to the mix as well: one a hand-me-down and the other, a long denim piece from Muji I recently showcased on Instagram. It somewhat resembles a Reformation skirt but in a darker shade. An elastic waistband at the back of the Muji skirt seems promising for potential weight fluctuations. (For more on shopping for a dynamic physique, check out this post.)
I also indulged in a cropped AllSaints motorcycle jacket during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, as my old one is on its last legs. I debated between a few other jackets from brands like Madewell and Quince, and I’ll share a detailed comparison in an upcoming post. (UPDATE: The post is now up.)
In total, I incorporated six new items between June and August. I did attempt to source tank tops from ethical brands, but due to factors like garment specifics and pricing, they weren’t suitable. My thrift-shopping endeavor also hit a dead end. Occasionally, despite our best intentions, we resort to fast fashion. Given my current body changes, I urgently needed some additions. Most of my go-to tops have become snug, prompting me to order T-shirts from Everlane during their Labor Day Sale.
Speaking of sales, a lot of brands are holding them right now, so if you’ve had an eye on something, it’s a good time. A sampling:
- Able – 15% off new arrivals and 25% off everything else with HOTDEALS
- Amour Vert – Up to 80% off clearance, including this skirt I’ve been wearing on the Gram
- dr. Liza – 55% off purchases of $185 and up
- Esby Apparel – 25% off with LABOR25
- Everlane – Up to 60% off some styles
- Kotn – Many styles on sale
- Laude the Label – 25% off
- Lo & Sons – Up to 50% off
- MATE the Label – 20% off sitewide with LABORDAY20
- Nisolo – 30% off best-selling styles with HUARACHE30. (Use my code WO20 for 20% off your first purchase. I think this stacks with the sale?)
- Pact– Everything’s on sale
Welcome Objects 2023 Wardrobe Count To Date
Number of Additions That Are Secondhand: 6
What I Read on Shopping & Sustainability
Who said recycling was green? It makes microplastics by the ton. A study found that somewhere between 6% to 13% of plastic in a recycling facility may become microplastics. Rather than helping to solve the problem of plastic, recycling might be making it worse.
Ten years after Rana Plaza, how has it impacted the industry? There’s been some change, but not enough. Not surprising.
Soft pants are here to stay. I had no idea that the term “hard pants” had originated from a tweet. Of course it did.