I also went through and deleted a lot of "pretty" pins from my boards, because they all had pieces in them that were unlike anything else I have, therefore they made me want to buy things to complete and re-create the outfit. One of my girlfriends and I were talking about it and she said how she'd make a mental list of things to buy based on her pins, not her needs. Her words: "Wow, this leopard button-down would be a great staple in my closet!" Yep, because a leopard button-down is a staple... See my point.
Exodus 20:17 says: "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." Now, I don't really covet the first part of this verse but God makes it pretty clear when he says anything that belongs to your neighbor.
I am very guilty of getting a big case of the "I wants" when I scroll through Pinterest and my Instagram feed. It's one thing to gain some fashion inspiration, but it's different to covet, then want, then buy...buy...buy. You can also get stuck on the covet part and feel like you are less than who your really are because you don't have that one thing everyone else has. Herringbone vest? Buffalo check vest? Duck boots? Want...want...want. There is absolutely nothing healthy about this. Trends will change, people will move on to new trends, and all the buying in the world will never add any long lasting happiness to your life, or mine.
I am definitely not perfect, but I want to make a conscious effort in the new year to not let the Social Media Machine rule my purchases and wants. It's fun to see exciting outfits and how to wear fun trends, but that's all it should be. I hope the same for you all too. When I show clothes I hope you don't get the urge to want...want...want. I hope I can give you some inspiration, but it can be just that.
As for today's outfit: I wore for church and picked in about thirty seconds while wrapped in towel. I've had this cardigan for a few years and same goes for this dress. I like how it came together I didn't need Pinterest or anything else. I've got plenty to chose from in my closet and the ability to create my own outfits, and you do too. : )
Cardigan: Ann Taylor similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
booties: Jessica Simpson similar