If I like Kate Spade so much, then why is my wardrobe brimming with clothes from Talbots?
I’ve been in a wardrobe rut for a while. My mother worked at Talbots until she earned a lifetime 40% discount, hence many of my clothes are from Talbots. I’ve been in such a Talbots rut that I have bought things on my own without the 40% discount. It’s easy…. the sizes are reliable… and of course, they are good old basics which have added up to a predictable and unexciting wardrobe. I’m not knocking Talbots – I just have too much it.
On the other hand, I adore Kate Spade. The whimsey of the website is so cheerful, and I find meandering around the small Kate Spade stores to be quite fun, but I have no Kate Spade clothes. I don’t get what has kept me from the Kate Spade look all these years. Am I afraid of appearing frivolous in bright colors, stripes and big polka dots?
It’s time for some wardrobe fun which I can now do without the guilt, and in this spirit I made this purple silk skirt for twenty-seven dollars.