This is one of my go to outfits at the moment when I can't decide what to wear. The skirt is very versatile and I have so many cardigans I can wear it with; including my Alannah Hill duck egg blue cardigan which I got at my birthday. This skirt is one of the best bargains I've bought; it was only $15 and it's great quality and fulled lined; details like that really make a difference to me and create a more complete outfit. I also have the black version of this pink cardigan which I posted here. I liked it because it is cropped so I can wear it with all my high waisted skirts and fit-and-flare dresses (which is basically my entire wardrobe). I finally had the chance to style these shoes which I posted last week here. I've been wearing them all week; I can't get enough of these pretty shoes right now. It's getting a lot colder here recently; I can definitely tell that winter is on it's way. I hate the cold weather and I find dressing for summer much simpler but the other day I was thinking. I have like a million cardigans, most of which I've actually bought since last winter so I should like dressing for winter a lot more than I do. Being a lot more open minded about my wardrobe, I actually liked having a few cooler days this week so I could wear my cardigans.
I've had a much better week than usual; I had many more social events and a lot less time was spent by myself. My friend was here from Hong Kong so it was wonderful to catch up again. I'm going to miss her. I've also been reading the Confessions of a Shopaholic series to pass time (it's probably about the 5th time I've read the series). Unlike the other times I read the books, which was awhile ago now, I can relate to Becky Bloomwood because over the years my spending has become even more out of control. I've used shopping to deal with my feelings, get through difficult times, justified frivolous purchases as investments and I've used her excuse that I need shoes because one day all my other shoes will wear out so I'm just stocking up for the future. I can understand her shock when 'buying clothes and makeup was not deemed a suitable purpose for a substantial unsecured loan and I love it how she states that foreign money doesn't count so you can spend as much as you like. My favourite quote from the book is this one...
"for years now I've kind of operated under an informal shopping cycle.
A bit like a farmer's crop rotation system .Except instead of wheat-maize-barley-fallow, mine pretty much goes clothes-makeup-shoes-clothes.(I don't usually bother with fallow). Shopping is actually very similar to farming. You can't keep buying the same thing- you have to have a bit of variety. Otherwise you get bored and stop enjoying yourself."
The more I think about it, the more I agree; it's very insightful. It makes sense. I guess I operate on an informal shopping cycle too. I'd say my usual shopping cycle is dresses, cardigans, shoes, dresses, cardigans, shoes, accessories, dresses, cardigans, shoes, other clothes...and then back to the start.
Alannah Hill I'm a Little Fusspot Cardigan
Alannah Hill Handbag
Alannah Hill Walk Me Home Flats
Kmart Hair Flower