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?
ASOS is having a big old sale right now. Le sigh. I can’t shop at all at the mo; I’ve got no pennies you understand. My life is such a trial. Honestly. Anyway, that certainly doesn’t stop me from internet window shopping (it’s a thing).
In the spirit of wishing (I might randomly find $1000 or be discovered and offered a
modeling contract job as a stand-up comedian career at Starbucks), here is a selection of my current picks from ASOS.
Aldo Hydelade Shoulder Tote Bag
A girl can always do with a new bag. I love the juicy colour and structured build of this purse.
ASOS Chain Print iPad Case
I don’t acutally own an iPad but it’ll be the first thing I buy when I find $1000.
Bila Space Dye Knit Vest
How fab are these colours?
A Wear Leopard Intarasia Jumper
A Wear Midi Check Print Tube Skirt
Love the sexy silhouette and print on this little number!
ASOS Polly Pointed High Heels
I can’t get enough of really chunky heels at the moment – these babies fit the bill!
What are your ASOS picks?
I like shopping, you know, the way I like breathing. It’s one of my favourite activities. I like it the way I liked the New Kids on the Block when I was 10 – I went to sleep cuddling my stereo while the boys crooned to me. I like it. A lot.
Here are some of the things I like about it:
1. I have this incredible ability to tune out everything that’s going on around me and browse until I find things that I love. It’s relaxing.
2. I honestly think that when I grab the handles of a carrier bag full of new stuff my brain drowns in a wave of endorphins.
3. I like pretty new things.
4. Shopping makes for great people watching.
5. I love, love, love hanging up new clothes in my closet.
I’ve committed to a shopping ban for the entire month of January. I have to follow through because I’ve said that I’m doing this outloud – to people. I’ve also committed to an alcohol free month. January is going to be so great.
Prepare for some grumpy posts dear readers.
Happy Thursday friends! I hope you are all having a stellar week!
I do love Christmas but I don’t usually get too into the spirit until a few days before the big day itself. This year, however, there’s already a pint-sized Christmas tree in my apartment, and I’m endlessly humming Christmas tunes! It’s funny because, for the first time in a long time, I won’t be spending the holidays with my family this year.
Anyway, I’ve got a few fêtes to attend over the next few weeks, and I’m daydreaming about new outfits to wear. Here are a few of the items on my holiday soirée wish list.
Do you have your eye on any new holiday attire?