We've hopelessly lost the old thread. How are you doing ladies?
I need to reawaken the thread as I need to get back on the wagon. I decided to temporarily suspend my shopping ban - it's summery here and I've started wearing summer clothes and I decided to make some purchases now so that I can wear them all season long (in low 20s it's still a bit too cool for my routine sleeveless dress/bare legs summer look). Most of my old summer clothes are in great shape but this is what I needed to update them -
1. white jeans (have lots of denim shirts and blue tops) - straight-leg, non see-through 2. colorful printed cigarette pants (my wardrobe is mostly solid colors - I want to wear prints but not near my face) - found a pair in my favorite colors from MSMG <love> 3. sandals (bored of ballet flats and Havaianas) - black cage wedges, low-rent child-friendly version of the Altuzarra look 4. slingbacks (found a lovely two-tone white/taupe pair on sale) 5. a few bracelets to liven things up
I'm still looking for a couple of high-quality white or cream tops, scoop neck if possible. They seem to be the hardest item to find, but my refound Zara poly-viscose top is surprisingly versatile. Still thinking about a long and narrow snakeprint silk scarf in my best blues and also need to make a decision regarding nude/taupe courts (to go with my summer cocktail dresses).
Spring lasted for 3-4 weeks here and coincided with my 1-month shopping ban. By thinking a bit harder and digging a bit deeper I was able to find all spring outfits I ever needed without any spending! Summer will be around until the end of October so I hope that I will get quite a lot of wear out of my mix of old and new. But I think I'm almost done with wardrobe updates and might go back to tight-fist mode very soon
I love the accountability things too, AphraBehn - I'm going to set up a spreadsheet, should help keep me occupied until I find another job, and also stop me comfort shopping...I think I'll have to extend it to all non-essentials, including homeware (cushions etc.) as I managed to randomly buy 3 cushions for the living room yesterday...demonstrating perfectly how dangerous it is to go into shops "just for a look"!
I really hope this thread continues too, as I've also found it really helpful and love to hear how all you ladies are getting on
Ooh, am marking my place to read the full thread-hoc spring colours thread has been enlightening for me as don't usually look at the style chats & waiting for an appointment to get mine done. Exciting stuff!