What I Bought…

I finally used up the last of my birthday/Christmas money, and picked up a couple of blouses that I spotted while out shopping on the weekend. The first item I picked up was a cross-body top from Sussan. I have always been a huge fan of Sussan, but the quality and style of their clothes has increased a lot over the past couple of years. This top is beautiful, and is so soft to touch. I want to sleep in it. The second item was this floral print peasant blouse from Target. It was hanging on a rack near the entrance, and the colour and print were too beautiful for me to ignore. I can see myself wearing this with dark denim skinny jeans and ankle boots/flats when the cold weather finally decides to show up.

What I Bought…

Do you ever see a piece of jewelery, and think ‘oh, that’s lovely’, but then just go about your day? And then you see it pop up again, and again, and again, until you can no longer deny it and you simply MUST PURCHASE IT? No? Ok, well something similar (but perhaps slightly less dramatic) happened to me with this necklace from Anthropologie. It kept popping up on my Pinterest feed, and every time it caught my eye I considered purchasing it. Yesterday in a haze of self pity (yes, I’m still sick), I purchased it. And I regret nothing. (I also had my eye on these, but I’m saving them for another day)

Autumn/Winter Wardrobe

Natalie’s recent post about her wardrobe goals for this year got me thinking about my own wardrobe, and what I’m planning to do in 2015. Thinking back to what I’ve work over the past year, it becomes increasingly clear that I really do reach for the same pieces over and over again. With that in mind, I’ve decided to go back to my old-school style of planning my seasonal wardrobe. A good ol’ list! I find it most effective to plan for the next season a little while in advance, mostly so I can take advantage of all of the northern hemisphere clothing sales that start up as the season ends. It’s a great way to snag a bargain, that’s for sure. Here is the general overview of what my Autumn/Winter wardrobe will include –

3 x Black GAP Pencil Skirts (need 1)
3 x Dark Denim Skinny-Leg Jeans (need 2)

5 x Blouses
5 x Casual Tops (need 2)
4 x ‘Event’ Tops
3 x Cardigans (need 2)
3 x Oversized Sweaters (need 2)
3 x LBD (need 1)
1 x Winter Coat (need 1)

1 x Anorak
1 x Black Blazer
4 x Black Opaque Tights (need 2)
1 x Cashmere Scarf (need 1)
2 x Black Leather Ballet Flats (need 1)

Silver Metallic Leather Ballet Flats
Black Leather Ankle Boots
2 x Weekend Bag
3 x Clutch (need 1)
2 x Statement Necklace
1 x Oversized Statement Watch
1 x Pave Disk Necklace (need 1)

And that’s about all I’ll be wearing during the upcoming autumn/winter season. What do you think of this method of wardrobe planning? Would it work for you?

What I Bought…

I’ve had a very strong urge to buy things recently. It drove me to the edge, I caved, and I spent some money. But it’s all good, I’m back on the wagon now and saving my pennies once more. I didn’t go too crazy, but while I was at the shops buying a gift for my nephew on the weekend I stumbled across a couple of things that I couldn’t resist picking up for myself.

I’ve been looking for a lightweight jacket to wear during the transition to the warmer months, and this one from Peter Morrissey for Big W is perfect. It’s a loose boyfriend fit, the sleeves can be easily rolled or pushed back because the lining is black, and it’s a lightweight material that should be comfortable to wear when the warm weather kicks in. The second item I wasn’t really planning on, but as it turns out I can’t walk past a Sussan store without going in to have a look. I feel like a lot of people overlook Sussan, but they have some really beautiful pieces. They’re pricey so I always check out the sale rack first. This pretty little split-back blouse was on sale, and I picked it up because it’s 100% my style and now I can’t wait to wear it. While I was in the store I spotted these linen blend t-shirts that looked like a nifty little tee, so I ordered myself after coming home and thinking about it for a bit. The necklace I saw in store and couldn’t get the idea of a ‘pop’ of yellow for spring/summer. I think it will bring a lot of life to some of my darker outfits next season.

What I Bought…

I am so sick of my work wardrobe at the moment. I ordered this GAP eyelet dress to try and mix things up a little bit. I also thought that it could work well for both spring/summer and autumn/winter, which makes it a bit of a winner in my eyes. The Old Navy jeans are the latest in my never-ending attempt to buy cheap yet well-fitting jeans online. It has worked maybe 3 times in the past 5 years. The search continues.