Truth be told, it’s been a while since the last time I posted something on my blog, so massive apologies for that unplanned hiatus. A hell of a lot has happened during my absence so I suppose I’ll be updating quite frequently to get this thing current. I’ve also got some incredibly exhilarating news for you soon, but in the interim I have to keep the tidings under my hat. Only 11 days to go – and the excitement is building up, haha.
However, it would have been downright boring for you to read why I’ve been so busy and that my life took quite a different direction, so let’s skip that part and talk a little bit about what’s to the point for my blog’s topic; wardrobe building, personal style and clothes.
Yes, I’ve spent bundles on wardrobe investments since this post. Most of them were scored on sale or sort of bought on a whim, but they have quickly become mainstays of my wardrobe and part of my style. I’ve stopped the excessive wardrobe planning and I no longer try to restrict myself to a particular style or look. Now I’m more open to options I never would have considered otherwise. That’s what I love about personal style – it emerges over time, which is really fascinating.
As for my acquisitions, I found my in-between-seasons transitional jacket in Milan – a navy trenchcoat from Barbour, and it was 40% off. I dragged my family all the way to the Barbour shop in Milan just so I could put my hands on one of those iconic Barbour jackets, but ended up with something totally unpredictable. To quote Edith Piaf: “Non, je ne regrette rien”! I also obtained a pair of Ann Demeulemeester sandals at an outlet store in Milan. And, much to my utter surprise, I even found a lovely, yet quirky LBD at Zara – perfect for dinner parties and slightly formal events. On top of that, I scored a pair of black Dries Van Noten suede heels from one of my readers and favorite bloggers (she’s gone private) for a smidgen of the retail price. In fact, I’ve been trying to track these down for months. In addition, I’ve bought my first pair of jeans in ages, and a new pair of spectacles from Balenciaga. It took me only 4 years to find new eyeglasses, so now I have two poles apart pairs to rotate between. More about them later.
Moreover, I have parted, or am about to part with some of the stuff in my wardrobe – items that eventually didn’t work out somehow. This is how my wardrobe looked like in April, and now it looks like this:
Isabel Marant gray bator coat
Isabel Marant navy elali jacket
Isabel Marant maroon boucle jacket
Vintage gray blazer
Barbour navy trenchcoat
Shirts and blouses
Long sleeve tops
COS navy pocket t-shirt
COS white sheer t-shirt
Trousers and shorts
American Apparel gray tri-blend cardigan
Evidently, I’m still a nerd! Here’s to a happy weekend everyone! And all of a sudden, it’s summer again.