Yesterday I spent my lunch break shopping with a colleague. Ostensibly we were shopping for her but, let’s be real here people, shopping is my raison d’etre.
I scored this super cute and floaty dress for half price and it was mere pennies my darlings. Pennies. I’ve been really into dresses lately because they’re a one-and-done item. A dress an outfit makes! So simple.
I was immediately attracted to this one because of the drop waist and animal-esque print!
Dress: Zoomz Women’s Fashions (Whitehorse, Yukon), Shoes: Taxi
I styled it for work with pointed toe nude flats and my signature accessories – rings, my watch, and a dangly necklace. I also plan on wearing it with sneakers on the weekend and with tights, boots and a cardigan for the winter!
Watch and rings: gifted, Necklace: Sarah Mulder
What have you been loving this summer?
I moved in with Mr. P&P recently. So far it’s swell.
That’s not what I’m here to talk about though, I want to talk about living a little bit lighter. Not physically lighter (sadly) but materially. Before I left my apartment I went through all of my stuff methodically and got rid of anything that I don’t need or use or want any more. This included half of my wardrobe. That’s right half. Now all of my clothes fit into one closet and they don’t even fill it up.
Living with a capsule wardrobe for the winter really helped narrow my focus in terms of what I actually wear and define my style clearly. I don’t plan on limiting myself to a certain number of items anymore but I do plan on shopping more mindfully from now on. That means thoroughly thinking through (say that three times fast) any purchases before making them, and investing in quality rather than quantity. I want a well curated wardrobe of classic pieces that all work together, fit properly, and will last. I never want to stand in front of my closet again and think that I have nothing to wear.
Here are a few pieces that I’ll be saving for over the next while:
- This classic black bag will see me through many seasons. It’s perfect as an everyday bag and is large enough for me to carry around all the stuff I like to have with me at all times.
- This leather jacket is beautiful and versatile. It’s the perfect finishing touch to dresses and jeans and tee-shirts.
- These sandals are neutral enough to wear with a lot of different outfits and colours and should hold up well over the years.
If you’re looking for some inspiration on decluttering and/or simplifying, here are a couple of resources that I’ve found helpful.
i. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
ii. Light by Coco
Do you like purging your stuff once in a while or do you hang on to everything?
When your boyfriend (who shall henceforth be referred to as He Who Shall Not be Named) cheats on you what’s the answer? Why it’s retail therapy of course! Rent be damned.
Here’s what making its way to yours truly as we speak:
A chunky cardigan. Fall is coming kittens, as sure as death and taxes.
Classic black flats. If they were good enough for Audrey, they’re good enough for me.
A sparkly tee, because I shall shine on. Brightly.