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Regaining My Style // The 80/20 Wardrobe Plan

Being a first-time mom, it's really. really. really hard to regain my old style ways. I think it's easy to lose yourself amongst all the madness. It's easy to just throw on some workout clothes because that's what's comfortable, and you don't necessarily have to worry about matching....and maybe everyone will think you worked out that day..? Well, that only makes you feel good for so long. Pretty soon you just feel gross. The spawn is 10 months old now. Time to get it together. 

Problem is, I don't even know what I like anymore. I go shopping and just stand there in the middle of the store looking utterly perplexed. When did 90s platform sandals come back in style?! AND WHY?! Apparently they're called "flatforms" now. I'm going to vomit. Stop. 

I used to be on top of all the fashion blogs. Hell, I used to have my own fashion blog. I used to know the coolest, most exclusive places to shop online (because I was too good to shop in a normal store where everyone else shopped). I'm so out of the loop now it's not even funny. 

Luckily, I checked back in with what used to be my favorite source of info and things are still running strong over there...which gives me a sense of hope. BLOGLOVIN' is amazing. It's a pretty simple concept - it's a spot to bring together your favorite blogs and read all their updates and new articles in one place. There are lots of services that do that, but Bloglovin' cuts through the crap. It's the reader of choice for the stylish fashion, foodie, style and decor blogs. Only the best are on there, and it's a never ending source of inspiration. You should seriously check it out if you've been lacking in the style department.

While perusing my daily blogs on Bloglovin', I came across the solution to my current wardrobe problem - The 80/20 Wardrobe Plan on WhoWhatWear. Genius. Seeing as how I have no idea where to even begin with my wardrobe, this seems to be a good place to start. 

What It Is

From WhoWhatWear - "The 80/20 wardrobe plan allocates your seasonal shopping budget into two distinct portions: 80% of your funds will go toward key pieces that will enrich your current wardrobe. These pieces should be quality items that you spend a fair amount of time researching to find the perfect brand, material, and price. They should be strategic additions that either replace and upgrade worn items or fill necessary wardrobe gaps. The other 20% of your seasonal budget is not designated for specific, pre-planned items but is for spontaneous finds, experimental trends, and anything that strikes your fancy in the moment."

It's all about curating your closet and taking a more methodical approach. You work on getting those perfect pieces, but you still have some wiggle room for the impulse buys. I finally have a plan, and I won't have to run around like a chicken with my head cut off...or secretly cry inside every time I get dressed in the morning (hey, we all do it).

Now...what to buy first??? :)