I’m trying something new here
Yes, I know, it’s the same old Breton top, and I understand if you’re tired of seeing it… but this look needs a blue and white Breton top, and it’s way too cold for short sleeves… So, bear with me…
OK, so this is the look inspired by my mother’s 1970’s smart casual looks, but with a contemporary twist, and adapted to my style sensibilities.
First we have the A-line denim skirt…
That’s a first for me. Actually, two firsts: a denim skirt, and an A-line skirt. Apart from this one, I only have pencil skirts. And I own two pairs of jeans, and a denim jacket that I hardly ever wear.
But when I saw this skirt in a shop window, I just had to try it on. And 10 minutes later it was on its way home with me.
Yes, that’s how I do my clothes shopping: I see something I like, try it on quickly, pay and go. I hate looking for something ( I never find what I want). I still do it, but not very often. Lucky for me I have a lot of time to just browse in shops, and whenever I find something that I really like, I get it then and there because when I come back for it later, it probably won’t be there anymore. Just to be clear: I don’t buy new clothes every week, maybe not even every month…
So, here’s my message to any fashion designers out there: look, over here, a woman more than willing to spend her hard-earned cash on beautiful outfits, why don’t you have anything to offer her???
Sorry, digressing here a bit…
So, the bag… well, it’s old. I found it in my own closet when I was doing a half-hearted wardrobe detox. Which makes me think that maybe I should put a bit more effort into my spring cleaning; who knows what’s lurking at the back of the closet?
And the pencil pendant? I found it in an second hand shop…, oops, a vintage shop in Alexandria (the one near Washington D.C.) a couple of years ago.
Breton stripe top: Banana Republic (old) / denim skirt: Cubus / bag: Adax (old) /
shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses : Chanel (old) / silver pencil necklace: vintage
Do you plan your spring wardrobe shopping?
Or do you just see what’s out there and see if it works?