From Wish List to Shopping Cart

Left: Jacqueline Dot Top by Line & Dot // Right: Nirvana Top by Amanda Uprichard
Left: Lou Sweater by Line & Dot // Right: Twiggy Blouse by Line & Dot

I spend a lot of time looking at clothes.  My love for fashion is definitely part of it, but it is also about figuring out my personal style.  It is fun to think back to all of my different style phases (and sometimes a little cringeworthy).  I just recently finished cleaning out my entire wardrobe after reading the life-changing magic of tidying up, and it finally feels like everything fits my personal style.

Picking out clothes is a process, and I try not to buy things too spontaneously because I like to make sure that I can mix and match everything.  Over this past year, I really wanted to downsize the amount of pieces in my wardrobe while maximizing its styling potential.  After all, I’m not going to have a huge closet in my dorm room!

So, today I wanted to share what helped me learn more about my personal style and how I am slowly filling my wardrobe with versatile pieces I love.

The first thing I did was start pinning outfits and looks that I loved to pinterest boards.  I initially created a Pinterest account to complete an assignment for the Parsons and Teen Vogue certificate program I am working on.  I had to create a mood board and give it a name. It was such a fun process and my mood board ended up being called “simply chic.”  Here is what I noticed: the looks I loved were very different from the outfits I had in my wardrobe.  It was then that I realized how much my personal was beginning to change, and how the pieces I was adding to my wardrobe were changing.

Next, it was time to clean out my wardrobe.  I donated several bags of clothes to Goodwill and sold a ton of pieces to Plato’s Closet.  Over time, I have been collecting new clothing items that are more in tune with my personal style now.  It takes time to build a wardrobe but I love the process.  Sometimes I buy things more spontaneously, like a did a couple Sundays ago at Nordstrom….but other times it usually goes something like this: I spend forever looking at clothes online, and then I put the items I love on a wish list.  Stores like Revolve Clothing, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Lulu’s allow you to create wish lists on their sites (these are the main places that I shop at).  I find this feature extremely helpful because it’s like bookmarking something in a catalog.  Also, you never know when that piece could go on sale!  Creating a wish list can also help you be sure that you absolutely love the item and give you time to think about how to incorporate it with the pieces that you already have.  And finally, it goes from wish list to shopping cart!

I recently added the clothing items pictured above to my wish list on  I hope they give you a little outfit and/or wardrobe inspiration! 🙂

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section on creating a wardrobe that fits your own personal style and uniqueness.  Thank you so much for reading,

Carly xx


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