30 items of clothing, 8 pairs of shoes, 2 bags
I was getting bored with my wardrobe – proof that I am human after all. Two years of white, grey and black was slowly driving me to madness.
There is a secret bohemian inside me, and she has always had a craving for pattern. I, however, had never felt satisfied with the options.
Late last year I spoke about wanting ‘statement’ pieces in my wardrobe. As I neared the end of my shopping budget earlier this year, I sensed I had failed.
‘Next year’, I told myself, ‘next year’.
Then one day late in June, while enjoying a casual afternoon out, I accidentally found a thing of colour and pattern.
It was a green patterned wrap dress made by some local, at a local market. The dress spoke to me. I was ready. I took the plunge.
That same afternoon, I logged into eBay for some legitimate unrelated purpose. I accidentally stumbled upon a used Lacausa dress that I had been intrigued by, but could not afford at the full price. I could definitely afford it at the second hand price.
Both these dresses work in my monotone wardrobe because they are composed of relatively muted hues. Both have a limited palette which means they don’t draw a huge amount of attention to themselves.
Were these purchases a victory or a mistake? Only time can tell. All I know for a fact is that I was anxious about bringing such wild creatures into my life, and the next day I began a six month shopping fast.
Here are some of the ways I’m wearing these dresses over winter.
I wanted to use this opportunity to mention that I listed some of the jewelry from my recent decluttering video on eBay. Click here to check out the selection. It includes the necklace in the photo below. I know some of you loved this piece. I made it myself from metres and metres of sterling silver chain, which explains the cost. Unfortunately, I barely wear it, as it ultimately does not feel like my style.
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I hope you are doing well today. ❤