We're buying a new house. If you have ever had the privilege of being in this position you know that its a long and manic process swinging between terror and elation, punctuated only by what feels like unending red tape and waiting... so much waiting. Luckily while you're waiting you have lots of time to take mental inventory of all of the crap you own and how long its going to take you to pack it. We have a lot of crap, an extraordinary amount and just like every other time we've moved I have vowed to trash or donate all of the stuff we don't need, don't use or hasn't seen the light of day since the last time we moved. This of course means that I need to go through my closet... which is a bit of a disaster since I've been pregnant and/or breast feeding for the better part of the last three years. The end is near though and I can see the light! Bring on the shopping (my husband is weeping somewhere as I write this).
In honor of 'out with the old, in with the new' I thought I would share my favorite go-to white tee, a linen v-neck from J Crew. I love this shirt, the linen gives it just the right amount of drape and it has a great subtle sheerness to it. Linen tends to give things a really nice luxurious texture aka it looks expensive, which is important considering how much I wear this. And yes it is a $40 t-shirt, and yes I do think that is a ridiculous amount to spend on a t-shirt. Here’s a secret, J Crew has a pretty huge sale at least once a month with an additional 40% off the sales price and this includes a lot of their basics. So if you’re like me an you have a favorite piece that you know you will wear constantly you can keep an eye out and score a $36.50 shirt for 30% off 24.99 (true story! the scoop neck version of my linen shirt is on sale here).
t-shirt J Crew (and they're 25% off right now!) | cardigan vintage Christian Dior (similar here) | belt Levis | jeans American Eagle | shoes Converse | bracelet Hermes
On the other hand I’ve had this pair of jeans for at least five years, which is a crazy cost per wear value on a pair of $20 American Eagle jeans. They just aren't doing it for me anymore and I feel like I’m in a place where I can afford to spend a little bit of money for a pair with a really great fit. Finding the perfect pair is turning out to be a bit of a struggle though or maybe I’m just being picky. Help me out here, who makes your favorite jeans?