Today's outfit is built on one of my favorite templates: blazer + top + skirt. Some of my favorite outfits of 2013 were built on this template (1, 2, 3).
In my March budget, I mentioned I was unsure about whether I'd keep this white blouse. Thank you to those of you who put in your two cents. After thinking about the purchases, and reminding myself what I want my spending habits to look like, I've decided it's going back. I realized that if I were to wear a blazer, a shirt, and a skirt every day, with 5 blazers, 5 shirts, and 5 skirts (which I have), I could make 125 different outfits. And if I were to teach 5 days a week, that would give me 25 work-weeks worth of outfits, which covers almost half the year! If I were to add 3 more shirts to the mix, and 2 pairs of pants to the mix (again, which I already have) I would have enough outfits to go an entire work-year without repeating a single outfit.
I realize that the math above assumes that all blazers, shirts, and bottoms can all be paired together, but that only eliminates so many outfits. The point is, I can create more outfits than I know what to do with based on what I already have, and I have yet to take an official inventory of my closet. If you have, multiply the number of tops you have by the number of bottoms you have. That's how many basic outfits you could create. Scary? Disgusting? Overwhelming?
It's good to think about these things from time to time. But to end on a happier note, let me ask you this:
Why can't you hear a pterodactyl go to the bathroom?
Because the P is silent.
Coral Skirt: The Limited | last worn