Setting Limits

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Setting Limits

It’s a classic story – we went shopping after lunch, popping into Elements in Dallas like we have so many times before.

But this time, not wanting to overextend (we are building a house, after all), we went in with the promise that we could each only buy one thing, and even then, only if we loved it. A limit that put pressure on the situation but also forced us to really think about our purchases, rather than just collect them (an admittedly bad habit).

After perusing the sale rack, sick of sweaters and feeling the onset of Spring, we moved on to the new arrivals, getting wrapped up in the lace and gauze like we do every year once March rolls around.

Our arms full of silk robes, full-piece bathing suits and beachy two-piece short sets, we headed into the dressing rooms, anxious to find that perfect something. One by one, we tried on our selections and paraded them out for the other to look at.

Had we gone in without setting a limit, the likelihood that we each would have left with a handful of garments would have been high. Being excited about a new season can do that to you.

But we had a limit. One thing.

So we narrowed down our selections, played eenie-meenie-miney-moe and whittled our dressing rooms down to only those things we couldn’t imagine our closet without.  And then we narrowed some more.

That afternoon, we each left with one thing. One really amazing thing.

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Being excited about a new season can do that to you.

In the post:

top: Zimmerman (less expensive option here) |  jeans: similar here  |  sneakers: Valentino  |  handbag: c/o Fossil  |  earrings: c/o Sugarfix by BaubleBar for Target  |  sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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