Recent Additions To My Closet

New Clothes, J. Crew Caspian Plaid Boy Shirt,  J. Crew Billie Demi Boot Crop Jean, J. Crew Pleated Midi Skirt, Veja Esplar Sneakers

I talked about this before but I've really cut back on my clothing shopping since a major closet cleanout last year. I still add new pieces but I try to be deliberate with quality pieces and styles that I can still wear years from now. The last time I added to my wardrobe, it was a few classic black items but I have spring on my mind with these recent additions.

J. Crew Caspian Plaid Boy Shirt 
This is the first plaid shirt I've owned since college. Back then I had one that I got while interning at Ralph Lauren that I wore until it was practically threadbare. I like that this is a pastel plaid. J. Crew boy fit shirts run huge. I had to go down two sizes for a fitted look.

J. Crew Billie Demi Boot Crop Jean
A fun new silhouette with a higher waist and a little kick flare. These jeans are so flattering and comfortable and I've been wearing them a lot lately. Runs true to size.

J. Crew Pleated Midi Skirt
I got the striped version of this skirt last year which I wore it all the time. I think this navy polka skirt will be just as classic and versatile. I love the midi length and it has pockets! This skirt is generously sized so I went down one size.

Veja Esplar Sneakers
I was considering getting a pair of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers until I spotted these silver kicks and fell in love. And I love them even more in person. These sneakers not only look super cool but they're eco-friendly as well. They're going to look so cute with skirts and dresses as well as with more casual looks! These only come in whole sizes and run large.

What do you think of my new additions? Have you bought any clothing/accessories recently?



41 comments

Anonymous said...

I like J. Crew a lot! The skirt looks really great. I wish there was a store near where I live but the closest one is in Paris... Have a great week.

LUXESSED

Anonymous said...

I really like the sneakers!

prudence yeo said...

That midi skirt is so pretty and such a classic! Great buy!

Prudence
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Lilli said...

Im into your same mood regarding the wardrobe Rowena and have to say Im doing well:P Btw, I just love your new-ins. I liked the skirt so so so much, what a wonderful piece! Im sure you will be gorgeous with it, paired together with those cool sneakers. Happy Monday dear! xo

Shirley Tay said...

Great picks! The J Crew skirt is so pretty! Have a wonderful week, my dear! xoxo

Jackie Harrison said...

J Crew rocks love the items you purchase.

June said...

That skirt is really cute!
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Emmylou MW said...

Such great classic pieces, Rowena:) And those sneakers are everything!

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally adore that skirt and I'm pretty sure I need that shirt too:) Happy Monday, sweetie.

Kim Alston said...

Very nice purchases Rowena! I am in love with that polka dot skirt. How CUTE is it! Enjoy wearing everything.
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Paola Lauretano said...

Cool pieces, I love them all!!!
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Elle Sees said...

all great choices. i am super fond of the skirt!

Stella said...

Hello Rowena!
I like your polca dot skirt and sneakers!
💋
Stella from a Looks & Travels

Ivana Split said...

Nice addition to your closet, I think my fav item is that midi skirt, but that shouldn't be a surprise since I'm a big fan of midi skirts. This flanner shirt looks very stylish as well, it is one of those items that always come in handy. I don't have one of my own at the moment, but there are a few I can steal from hubby, so that's settled:). I really like those silver sneakers. They have such a pretty shade to them, something whitish and metallish about them but still silver...how gorgeous. Bonus points for being eco-friendly.

To tell you the truth, I didn't buy anything lately. I think the last time I bought something was back in January (two pairs of flare jeans). I guess I'm at a phase in my life when I feel like I have enough things in my closet. Next year I might make some new investments. I did receive one floral dress as a present from a friend for my birthday about a week ago. I didn't wear it yet but I probably will as soon as the weather stops being so wintery.

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Linda Libra Loca said...

I have the best excuse to add to my closet right now: Nothing fits me! Literally nothing, after one pair of eternity jeans ripped in the wrong parts (because I wore it to death, it isn't tight) I am down to one pair of trousers, so I have to go shopping next weekend with my sister. Could be worse...

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Corinne said...

Oh gosh, the midi skirt is stunning, I think you should treat us to an OOTD with it on :)

Corinne x
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Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

Shireen L. Platt said...

I really like your style, Rowena and each piece are timeless and can be worn regardless the current trend. I need to go shopping for clothes again too, it's been some time since I went clothes shopping.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

mandy said...

Great choices! I especially like the sneakers & I'm usually not into metallic shoes.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Absolutely love the skirt
Happy Evening

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh haha I just got a pair of Adidas, they run SMALL, if you loo online a lot of people say they run big but they don't I had to get another pair. And these kicks are SO COOL! And yes I hear you about social media, I am getting sick of it too. Many say that blogging is going to replaced by IG and that is all anyone is going to do. Not sure about if that will actually happen but if so I would delete IG account. It is cool but not that cool.

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I love what you picked, great additions! I haven't bought any clothing or accessories lately. After cleaning out my closet again, I've been trying to adhere to the one in, one out rule. It's hard because I've been tempted by several pieces, but at least my wallet is happy :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That midi skirt is cute! I love a skirt with pockets :)

Diana Ashuayem said...

I love the midi skirt and sneakers! Cool addition to your closet.

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K / House of KTS said...

I am so loving everything you've acquired. Especially those sneakers and those jeans. I just love the basics girl. Love this Rowena. I don't believe I've caught your post like this before but I love it.

Kia / KTS
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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Lately I also lean more timeless pieces, but sometimes I can not help but fall into temptation of trends, I like the shirt and sneakers!

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Wonderful! I absolutely adore the skirt! x

Angel Pinkoolaid said...

love your haul, they're all very comfy and stylish at the same time esp those sneakers <3

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

I want that midi skirt! Love it so much!
Kiss
Maggie D.
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GlamourZONE said...

Beautiful items
That skirt is so stunning

little luxury list said...

The demi boot crop jean is adorable! I've just re-discovered J. Crew and some things are sold out online so I'm really hoping I can find a few things in store!

xoxo,
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Stanislava E. said...

I recognize myself reading your words. I also did a major cleaning of my closet recently and I was surprised what a huge amount of clothes went to the trash. I will try to buy only pieces that I know I would be wearing years from now. I really like your spring shopping items. The skirt is very cute, as well as the sneakers. Have a nice day, Rowena! xo

Jane said...

I love that skirt!

jessica // creative index said...

I love that skirt too!! It's cute and classic!

Sybil said...

love that skirt!

Have a great day!
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Ivana said...

I couldn't agree more with your quality over quantity philosophy - I've cut on my clothes shopping considerably, too. I'm really into midi skirts right now, and this one looks just perfect! Can't wait to see how you wear it!

Beauty Follower said...

Very nice skirt!

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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

First of all, I admire you attitude, Rowena! That's inspiring!! <3 Those are definitely versatile additions and I'm sure you gonna style them fabulous with your certain dose of understatement! ;-**

xoxo Ira
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Idu Emeziem said...

I love the J Crew shirt and the sneakers. The length of the skirt is everything. Great finds. I need that shirt in my life!


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Jenmarie G said...

As I've gotten older I also have bought less. I like to look for pieces I absolutely adore and pieces that will last. That skirt is SO you! :)

The Reader's Tales said...

Love your new pieces and like you I deliberately choose quality and timeless pieces that I can still wear years from now.