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Jan 19, 2013, 1:30pm   #1
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This is a spinoff of the 2013 fashion resolutions thread. Fionabrown mentioned a shopping technique called the 5 Piece French Wardrobe as a way to shop more thoughtfully. Here are the rules:

Quote:
-You only buy 5 pieces or items each season (2 seasons a year)
-So in 1 year you buy 10 items
-Could be anything, no budget

What doesn't count are:
-Basics such as underwear, socks, vest, plain t shirts <-- I would add workout clothing to this
-Accessories i.e. gloves, scalf, hat or costume jewelery! No diamond or a Balenciaga bag
-Shoes.... that's debatable but for me I would definitely include everyday work/ winter boots if they need replacing only. If its Giuseppe Zanotti or Acne boots then it goes under the 5 Piece Rule.
For myself I decided to do a one purchase a month rule instead of 5 per season, but the idea is the same. So let's use this thread to post our thoughtfully planned wardrobe purchases! It can be 1 or 2 a month or 5 a season, whatever works for you... the whole point is to avoid impulse buying and invest in quality.

I will start, here's my big January purchase. It's the IRO dylan jacket... dreamy sequins and it was on heavy discount at Nordstrom Rack:
Jan 19, 2013, 2:13pm   #2
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Originally Posted by BagsNBaubles
This is a spinoff of the 2013 fashion resolutions thread. Fionabrown mentioned a shopping technique called the 5 Piece French Wardrobe as a way to shop more thoughtfully. Here are the rules:

For myself I decided to do a one purchase a month rule instead of 5 per season, but the idea is the same. So let's use this thread to post our thoughtfully planned wardrobe purchases! It can be 1 or 2 a month or 5 a season, whatever works for you... the whole point is to avoid impulse buying and invest in quality.

I will start, here's my big January purchase. It's the IRO dylan jacket... dreamy sequins and it was on heavy discount at Nordstrom Rack:

I have the same jacket and I absolutely love it! I bought it in Paris so it will always make me think of that beautiful place.

I already broke the rules this month and probably will again next month. Maybe I should start in March.
Jan 19, 2013, 2:19pm   #3
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My big purchase this month: Isabel Marant Basley booties.
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Jan 19, 2013, 2:29pm   #4
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OMG..i just bought a few things...all IM...this rule set me to no shopping till may...
i've been bad...really bad
Jan 19, 2013, 2:30pm   #5
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I like that IRO jacket...very chic.
Jan 19, 2013, 2:45pm   #6
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Originally Posted by BagsNBaubles
This is a spinoff of the 2013 fashion resolutions thread. Fionabrown mentioned a shopping technique called the 5 Piece French Wardrobe as a way to shop more thoughtfully. Here are the rules:

For myself I decided to do a one purchase a month rule instead of 5 per season, but the idea is the same. So let's use this thread to post our thoughtfully planned wardrobe purchases! It can be 1 or 2 a month or 5 a season, whatever works for you... the whole point is to avoid impulse buying and invest in quality.

I will start, here's my big January purchase. It's the IRO dylan jacket... dreamy sequins and it was on heavy discount at Nordstrom Rack:
You look fab
Jan 19, 2013, 2:53pm   #7
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Originally Posted by BagsNBaubles
This is a spinoff of the 2013 fashion resolutions thread. Fionabrown mentioned a shopping technique called the 5 Piece French Wardrobe as a way to shop more thoughtfully. Here are the rules:



For myself I decided to do a one purchase a month rule instead of 5 per season, but the idea is the same. So let's use this thread to post our thoughtfully planned wardrobe purchases! It can be 1 or 2 a month or 5 a season, whatever works for you... the whole point is to avoid impulse buying and invest in quality.

I will start, here's my big January purchase. It's the IRO dylan jacket... dreamy sequins and it was on heavy discount at Nordstrom Rack:http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27...ps2a938f61.jpg
Great idea! That is absolutely gorgeous.
Jan 19, 2013, 3:00pm   #8
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Originally Posted by juneping
OMG..i just bought a few things...all IM...this rule set me to no shopping till may...
i've been bad...really bad

What did you buy?
Jan 19, 2013, 3:20pm   #9
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For December I bought a mint wool sweater from Rachel Comey. And for January, I bought a lavender wool skirt from opening ceremony during their seasonal sale. I love the color!

I recently purged out my closet and I really didn't miss any of my clothing at all. I donated most of my stuff to a charity run for HIV/AIDS and I gave a few of my nicest/most expensive stuff to my best friend who has been struggling to find a job right now.
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Jan 19, 2013, 3:56pm   #10
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I really love this concept. I don't know how I will twist it to make it work for me, wether it will be 1 piece pr. month, 5 pieces pr. season or with this, new to me, concept Fashion on the Ration (which I just googled and liked). But one point I know I will make it "mine" is that I will only buy clothes in my goal size after I finish my weightloss. I can only buy the basics for my current size: t-shirts, pantyhose, socks and so on. Plus a dress to wear at my friends wedding in april, though it will have to be on a budget.

I know it may sound strange to some, and maybe also naive, but I feel this to be a big motivation for me.

And with this in mind, my January purchase is this:

A jacket/cardi from Cubus.

I also have it in my current size, and love it so much I had my friend hunt it down for me (it's not available in my country).
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Jan 19, 2013, 3:58pm   #11
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Originally Posted by BagsNBaubles
This is a spinoff of the 2013 fashion resolutions thread. Fionabrown mentioned a shopping technique called the 5 Piece French Wardrobe as a way to shop more thoughtfully. Here are the rules:



For myself I decided to do a one purchase a month rule instead of 5 per season, but the idea is the same. So let's use this thread to post our thoughtfully planned wardrobe purchases! It can be 1 or 2 a month or 5 a season, whatever works for you... the whole point is to avoid impulse buying and invest in quality.

I will start, here's my big January purchase. It's the IRO dylan jacket... dreamy sequins and it was on heavy discount at Nordstrom Rack:http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27...ps2a938f61.jpg
I LOVE that jacket
Jan 19, 2013, 5:17pm   #12
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I love this concept but try as I might, I can never stick to it. So far:

January purchases
DKNY leather trim leggings £79 reduced from £200 - Harvey Nichols
http://www.dkny.com/women/shop-by-ca...h-leather-trim
COS leather trousers £59
http://www.cosstores.com/Store/Women...7084-1861805.1

February planned purchases
Clarks Kendra boots - that will go with everything in my wardrobe
http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20352044

Possible future purchases in Feb/ March
Diamond initial necklace http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product...C-Design/71067

Silk blouse from Jigsaw - that will go with my leather leggings, trousers and leggings
http://www.jigsaw-online.com/oversiz...p-product/4454


I also want to buy some Stuart Weitzman over the knee suede boots but I will try and put off that purchase until the start of next autumn/ winter season.
Jan 19, 2013, 5:33pm   #13
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Very nice jacket OP! Can we get some whole outfit pix?


Originally Posted by juneping
OMG..i just bought a few things...all IM...this rule set me to no shopping till may...
i've been bad...really bad
lol me too. I don't think I can participate in this thread.
So what did you buy?

Originally Posted by jellybebe
My big purchase this month: Isabel Marant Basley booties.
congrats, those shoes look cute and comfy!!!
Jan 19, 2013, 5:36pm   #14
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I have been doing this for 2 years and my closet has never worked and looked better! Not counting basic tees or workout wear, I buy about 3-5 pieces per season, including shoes, and allow myself 2-3 bonus or wildcard items per year that might be a bit more trendy or whatever. I started my spring shopping early and Just bought both a Marc by Marc Jacobs and a DVF day-evening dress and a gorgeous and unique ALC black and white wool cardigan. Going to London in June so my focus is chic/urban travel wear. Thinking about adding some Cole Haan red animal print pony hair smoking flats and maybe a pair of gray skinny jeans. That's it!
Jan 19, 2013, 6:09pm   #15
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Originally Posted by CEC.LV4eva
Very nice jacket OP! Can we get some whole outfit pix?

lol me too. I don't think I can participate in this thread.
So what did you buy?

congrats, those shoes look cute and comfy!!!
I'm at my grandparent's house right now (as you can see from the decor, lol) and there aren't any good photo spots, but I'll see if I can get my friend to take one tonight. I'm wearing my new baby out on our "girl date".

And trust me, if I had a bigger shopping budget I'd have a hard time sticking to one a month too! Loving everybody's purchases
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