Yesterday’s outfit had a tough brief to fulfil. It had to be suitable for: an appointment to sign an important contract, some furniture shopping, and many hours of sorting through old, dusty items from my Nan’s house. Of course, I could have bought a change of clothes. But when you get right down to it I just couldn’t be bothered.
Instead I chose a skirt (to look presentable for my appointment), but made sure everything was easily washable. And along with the skirt, my fleece-lined tights which I love – not only are they beautifully warm, but they are very thick so while busy clearing out the house I didn’t have to worry about accidentally flashing my underwear. Even with our crazy spring weather right now (from gale winds to hail to sunshine all in a day), I didn’t once get too cold or too hot, and was comfortable all the way until 11pm when we called it a day.
Linking up today with Kiwi Womens Style for Wardrobe Wednesday.
It’s that time of year – we’ve had a taste of warmer weather but it’s settled back into the cool again. In the meantime I really feel like I’m running out of ideas, so this outfit is a slight variation on a couple of others. Which kind of feels like cheating, but at the same time it’s what creating a functional wardrobe is about!
So you may have noticed I recently had a trip to the hairdresser. She cut it way too short at the front. In her defence, she hasn’t seen me for over three months (whoops). Also I arrived a little late and flustered and didn’t really explain to her properly what I wanted. So no hard feelings, but all the same when my hair frizzes out at the end of the day I can’t help but worry that it looks like a pom-pom. I’m sure I’m just paranoid.
In other news, I spent a lovely morning at a beautiful ballet-themed first birthday party. Some of the other mums were getting right into it, making their own tutus to join in the fun. Now I don’t have any desire to wear a tutu, but I’m not beyond wearing pink, purple, floral and polka dots together! It’s not exactly baby pink and soft white (as 90% of the girls were wearing today), but it was my way of acknowledging the fun “girliness” of the occasion.
I wore this outfit to do some morning errands, but it just didn’t quite seem right. The blazer with black jeans felt a little too much like a suit, especially dressed up with a necklace. So for the afternoon I swapped out the blazer for a denim jacket, and the necklace for a scarf.
I’m sure I would have been happy enough in the original outfit given the right occasion, but for a busy day driving around I was much more comfortable with the second option.
I don’t buy new clothes every month, so most of the time I’m trying to find new ways to mix-and-match what I’ve got. Every now and then I have a little breakthrough, where I discover a combination I hadn’t expected or a new way to style something. More often (unfortunately) I’m just reusing old ideas – like today. Elements from earlier outfits mashed together into a new one.
Possibly you might call this cheating, but I call it “functional”. My aim is not to have an enormous wardrobe, nor a “fashionable” one, but a wardrobe where all the items work neatly together to create almost-endless combinations. Because THEN no matter how behind the laundry is, or how much I’m lacking inspiration, it will still be easy to pull together an outfit.