I’ve been trying to go shopping lately…
I say ‘trying‘ because a) I hate shopping and b) I never find what I’m looking for. And yes, like any good fashionista planning to spend her hard-earned cash on a whole new autumn wardrobe I have a list of things I
need want. The problem is that what I need want does not seem to exist…
Anyway, here I am, proudly wearing the grand total of my autumn shopping haul: a striped long-sleeved top, a cashmere scarf, and a jacket. And no, I did not buy all of this at one go. That would be way too easy. This, my dear friend, is the result of weeks of trawling through the autumn collections in various shops.
I know what you’re thinking: I must be terrible at shopping. And you would be right. But you can’t blame me for lack of trying.
And, even if I say so myself, I don’t think I lack talent, either. I’m pretty good at spotting the one very special, elusive item that makes an outfit. Provided that the item exists, that is.
But even I can’t find what doesn’t exist.
I blame fashion designers. And store buyers. Whoever the powers that be are. You know, the people who are responsible for all the polyester crap that passes for women’s fashion in shops. Or the warm, soft cashmere in various shades of dog poo… Which is a crime, if you ask me: cashmere should only be available in beautiful, soft colours.
I guess you’ve figured out by now that I’m not happy with the new trends. Or the materials and colours available in shops. I suppose I could tell you about the long hours I’ve spent in various dressing rooms trying to squeeze my somewhat sizeable behind into trendy trousers. And the less trendy ones, too, also without much success. But that would be too depressing.
Instead, I’m going to style the hell out of this great jacket and wear it to bits. Or at least till it gets too cold, which will probably happen sooner.
jacket: Makia / top: Esprit / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) /
bag: Coach (old) / scarf. A + more / shoes: Ecco (old)
Have you bought anything new for autumn?
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