Monday, 7 March 2016

OOTD - Grey Floral Midi Skirt


I'm going to let you guys in on a little secret, a resolution of sorts that I've been trying to uphold for a few months now: I've really cut back on my fast-fashion shopping. Although tempting, I've made a conscious effort to stay away from my old favourite stores of Forever 21 and Zara in favour or smaller boutiques.  While I have absolutely nothing against Forever 21 or Zara, I found that I just couldn't control myself when confronted with so much variety and would end up leaving the store with bags full of clothes that would ultimately get donated after one wear.

In my quest to step back from my old favourite stores, and to shop a little more mindfully, I stumbled upon Pink Martini.  I love finding an online store that seem to have curated a selection completely for you.  Take this grey midi skirt for example - I couldn't have found a piece of clothing that was more me if I had designed it myself.

So while I'm not totally converted, and I do still plan to eventually go back to my old favourite stores,  I've been loving the results of smaller-shop shopping.  My poor city-condo closet thanks me as well.

Skirt - Pink Martini, Top - Zara, Shoes - Le Chateau, Purse - Forever 21








What do you guys think?  Have you ever taken a break from your most shopped-at stores?  What were the results?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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  1. Your hair is so pretty!
    Abbie E.||www.abulouslife.com

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  2. I definitely invest in more quality pieces now than I used to. Forever21, I still browse their Love Collection because they tend to have more quality items than the rest of their collections. And love this skirt on you!! Definitive a keeper.

    Eleni xo
    Bijuleni

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    1. I'm with you Eleni - absolutely nothing against Forever 21 since oftentimes the quality is quite good, it's just the variety of product that leads me to made poor decisions! Do glad that you like the skirt xo

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  3. I love Pink Martini! This skirt is perfect. And I totally agree-- I am starting to come to terms with quality over quantity, even though those stores can be sooo tempting! I have started to do this in the shoe department, since foot care is a necessity! lol

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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    1. So glad you agree Gabriella! I'll still be shopping at those stores, but after my break so hopefully I will have a newfound perspective and will have become much pickier! Definitely need to start building my shoe collection as well! xo

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  4. I've never shopped at Pink Martini before, but I do love the skirt! I've been trying to stay away from "cheap" purchases lately...just because I find I don't really need all of the bulk in my closet either.


    Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. So true Jackie - especially with city living! My poor condo closet cannot take any more bulk! xo

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  5. Hi Joelle, love this look! I've been following for a while and though I don't know you, that skirt is SO YOU! I am really appreciating the slow-fashion countertrend that's been growing recently of investing in quality pieces and being mindful of where your clothing comes from. Reducing waste and shopping mindfully is a great place to start to lessen our impact on this earth. Keep up the great work on the blog! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, I'm SO glad that you enjoyed this post! Shopping at smaller boutiques has definitely made me much more mindful of my wardrobe. Glad you love the skirt! xo

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  6. This skirt was made for you, Joelle! I love how elegant you look, and those flats are to die for!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Siffat, I'm so glad that you like the outfit! xoxo

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  7. I'm with you girl! I'm trying really hard to stay away from fast-fashion and impulse purchases. I'm even thinking about giving capsule wardrobes another go! ;)

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. OMG yes please to the capsule wardrobe! I always draw so much inspiration from your capsule wardrobe posts! YAYYYYY!!!!

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