This cute hummingbird shirt adds a touch of whimsy to my outfit of the day. Post may contain affiliate links.
I was thinking the other day about the difference between millennial fashion bloggers and those of us in the over 40 and even over 50 group. Our closets. I have clothes in my closet that are older than some of the fashion bloggers out there. It’s possible that I could have 30+ years of clothes in my closet. That’s a lot of clothes. True a lot of them are long gone, but some are still there. So, the reality is, I really don’t need any more clothes.
I definitely don’t need anymore shoes, but let’s not go there. Back to clothes. I don’t need any more. Really I don’t. Oh sure, I could replace a t-shirt here or there as they get worn or stained. But I like clothes. I like new clothes. But gone are the days of buying something just because it’s on sale. Have you read the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing? While my house is far from uncluttered, I did take away the concept that an object should spark joy. If something doesn’t spark joy, you don’t need it.
I have applied that concept to buying clothes. I only buy something now if it sparks joy. If it makes me happy to look at it. Like this shirt that I found at Forever 21. It’s you basic shirt, a rayon that drapes nicely, a classic cream and black combination. But what I love? It’s covered in hummingbirds in flight. I love hummingbirds. We sit on our porch in the summer and watch them battle it out for the bird feeder. Such tough little fighters. So beautiful. This shirt makes me happy.
This week I am linking up with: Classy Monday | Visible Monday | Hellow Monday | Turning Heads Tuesday | Bloggers Who Inspire Me | What I Wore Wednesday | The Pleated Poppy | Fresh Fashion Forum | Throw Back Thursday | What I Wore Thursday | Fashion Friday | Fun Fashion Friday | Shoe and Tell
Some looks I’m loving this week: