There’s nothing like sorting out other people’s wardrobes to get you thinking about your own. Having done three Wardrobe Consultations this week, it was inevitable that mine was going to be well and truly in for it.
More than anything I have had enough of the weather dictating that the same jeans and jumpers are the best things to be wearing when not working, so I have taken matters into my own hands and had a little swap around.
In addition to my wardrobe(s) – if you include my husband’s and daughter’s into which my clothes creep (no idea how that happens) – I find it useful to have a separate rail on which I hang things. I put them there either because I’ve neglected them, or because they’re on last chance saloon before being culled or because they’re new and I like looking at them – which is slightly sad I know but it’s cheaper than buying new artwork.
The aim of the rail at the moment is solely to bring some colour into my life – and also because knowing the UK weather, we will suddenly wake up to temperatures of 20 degrees and I will be totally ill-prepared for the warmth (which could of course be the only warm day of the year.) I have to say, it also makes the room look a hec of a lot better too.
In addition to a little re-arranging, I’ve also got a few parcels on their way to me – all of course in the name of research, naturally. I figured that it was about time to kick start the spring wardrobe and it’s quite nice to have the expectation of something lovely waiting at home after a long day, even if it doesn’t ever actually become mine.
As and when they arrive, I will share the pieces with you because you never know, they could be just right for someone else too. (I think I’m doing a good job of convincing myself that this exercise is for the greater good. What do you think?)
There’s a top from Whistles which I bought with a 25% off voucher. There are a few bits from Boden on their way, some trousers from Cos, some Ash wedge trainers (I know, I’m so shallow) a pair of the Next trousers I wrote about on Friday and of course there’s a list in my head with one or two pieces on it, including a Topshop coat, some Mango shoes and some cobalt blue jeans. As I always remind myself, and others, it doesn’t count until you decide to keep it so with the sun on its way (surely?) now is the time to shop with gay abandon and without any guilt. I’m such a generous soul aren’t I?!!!