To say that the weather has been unpredictable lately would an understatement. In the past week or so we’ve had warm and sunny days, followed by cold mornings with scenes of winter wonderland, which then turn into huge puddles by the afternoon. I suppose Mother Nature didn’t get the memo that it’s already April. As a result, ‘April showers’ can mean anything: rain, sleet or hail, depending on her mood…
Seriously, how are we supposed to know what to wear now?!?
I’ve been living in the same pair of old joggers for ever (or so it seems). I just keep changing the jacket I wear (warmer and thicker if the temperature is closer to 0°C and lighter if it’s closer to +10°C), hoping that the weather won’t change too drastically during our long walks…
This jacket is a bit longer and a lot lighter than the green camo jacket. It’s better for a bit warmer weather (in this case, +8°C), or for spring and summer.
Like everybody else, I’m shopping my own closet these days. Not that I was ever a big shopper, even back in the ‘old days‘, or what we used to call ‘normal life‘.
I prefer to buy less but buy better. In other words, I don’t mind spending a bit more money on my clothes, but I expect them to last and go with anything. And I genuinely believe a small wardrobe is better than a big one. Fewer options also mean less stress. And I want to be certain that I actually wear what I buy. Real estate is way too expensive (at least in this town) to be used to simply store stuff. Therefore, any item of clothing must earn its place in my wardrobe.
However, recently I’ve been fantasising about shopping. I’m making lists (in my head) of the items I need. For example, having nice, new athletic wear wouldn’t hurt. I mean the nice kind of athletic wear, of course; not the ratty old stuff I wear to the gym.
Actually, it’s not shopping itself that I miss. After all, I find shopping frustrating at best (and downright demoralising most of the time). I just want something new. A new dress perhaps. Or a bag. Just something that isn’t what I wear everyday now, in this era of great uncertainty that we euphemistically call ‘the new normal’.
Or maybe it’s simply warmer weather that I miss. So that I could finally put all my cold(er) weather clothes away, and put on something I haven’t worn for a long time. That would be new, in a way.
Now, if Mother Nature could just decide what she wants…
Outfit details (all old):
jacket: Makia / top: Samsoe & Samsoe /
backpack: Marimekko / sunglasses: Chanel / shoes: Fila
What is your new normal like?
PS: Have you seen the latest Dilettante Artist post, yet?
It’s what I call ‘iPhone art’; only filters, no Photoshop.
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