I have a bit of a shopping problem. This is no surprise to those of you who know me, but for those who don’t, I would consider myself a regular at stores like Sephora and Bath & Body Works. When it comes to clothes though, I am PICKY. I’m that girl that takes 10 things into the dressing room and comes out with one (usually it’s only a “maybe”). And as someone with a curvier figure, shopping online is like a game of Russian Roulette.
Knowing this dilemma and also recognizing the lack of my favorite stores in Iowa, I decided to save up my money and go all out during my trip to the East Coast. Remember that overpacking problem I mentioned in my Travel Essentials post? Well, this trumped my need to pack the extra necessities (okay, maybe I didn’t need most of it), so I left room in my suitcase for all the new goodies I was planning to bring back, and boy did I bring a lot. Even though my bank account is crying (and my future self when I need some extra cash), my closet has never been happier. Especially with my favorite purchase of them all and new summer staple— this gorgeous white shirt!
White is by far my favorite color to wear during the summer because it looks polished and brings out my natural tan. I couldn’t resist this white top when I saw it on the hanger, and after I tried it on? It was a done deal. This thing had to be mine. I love it because of its versatility— you can dress it up with jeans and heels, or dress it down with a pair of denim shorts and some lace up sandals like I did here (these shoes are my current favorite).
Though I may be done shopping for a little while, the new things I picked up can all be worn in multiple ways, which I think is the key to shopping. What’s your summer staple?