The shopping fast ended in a spectacular splurge. I knew I’d find it hard to keep on the wagon but of all the things that could possibly have crossed my path it had to be Those Shoes. I honestly can’t think of anything more certain to have pushed me over the edge.
The obvious thrill of finally tracking them down was followed by an inevitable rekindling my on-off love affair with the high heel. While I’ve no intention of wearing them every day, this prompted me to think about my wardrobe from a different perspective. I feel motivated to explore the more feminine side of my style again.
I’m now looking forward to a season of shopping the closet. A quick tour of the summer collection shows it to be well-stocked with plenty of dresses, skirts and blouses, many of whom have the novelty value of not having been worn in a while. I’ve already run a couple of items through the wash with a packet of dye (they’ve come out beautifully) and I’m looking at what alterations and/or repairs can be done to freshen up some older pieces.
For the most part, I want to prioritise upcoming requirements, hold myself accountable and focus on editing. I don’t feel my wardrobe particularly lacks anything at this point and I’d love it if I could get through the year adding no more than one new piece a month. With this in mind I’ve set myself some shopping goals. I will of course be keeping my eyes open for any spectacular finds, but if I make any opportunistic purchases, they’ll have to be something really, really good. That bar’s just been set very high indeed.
I definitely need:
- A haircut
- Prescription sunglasses (existing frames)
- New everyday handbag (same model as the old one, to be ordered)
I probably need:
- Breton shirt, red stripe
- Draped tees, plain white
- Hiking sandals (Teva or equal)
I could use, but can live without:
- Ankle length straight leg jeans, dark wash or solid black
- Low-top Chuck Taylor or similar sneakers, plain black
I might make
- Oversized reversible parka, black/floral
- Summer culottes or pants, black
- Vintage ’80s
- Japanese menswear
- Vintage ’80s Japanese menswear
I must not buy:
- Concert shirts