this weekend i picked up a really cool ysl tee. i don't wear a lot of logo, but something about the upside-down, slightly askew eiffel tower on the "Y" made me smile.
as with all things i buy at retail, i try to make sure that i can come up with at least five outfits that incorporate things i already have in my closet. i know it's just a t-shirt, but it's my way of avoiding impulse purchases. i'm trying to build a wardrobe, not trying to amass tons of clothing. i once forced myself to return a beautiful (and expensive) vivienne westwood anglomania blouse because the things i thought would match it didn't quite work out when i brought it home. i started saying things like "well, i just have to find the right camisole for it, then i should buy a cute high-waisted skirt, and some new chunky heels..." then i just started amassing all these new purchases in my head and knew it wouldn't work out. it would sit in my closet until i found the right things to wear.
here's another thing that made my smile this week, but it might just be because i'm addicted to BloombergTV... (from xkcd.com)