Weekly Wardrobe – June

Like I said in my last post, I’m trying to capture my outfits so I can keep track of them here. This should help me a lot with accountability and hopefully help curb my online shopping problem. (thanks mom for letting me ship packages to your house to collect this summer!) The pictures are not fabulous, but I am working on trying to figure out my camera (Nikon D40). You know, 9 years after I received it. It’s not in focus, at least not in focus in the right place. The outdoor picture is decidedly better, and I’ve actually always liked the color of the bricks on the outside of the rear of the house. So as long as it’s not raining…


Monday: Skirt, Joe Fresh (old), similar; Pink Painters Tee, JCrew; Wedges, Life Stride (old); Ring, Monica Vinader; Necklace, White Stuff, similar, Watch, Radley; Glasses, Kate Spade (old)

I’ve also discovered that, in just this post, it takes a bloody long time to link everything. Hats off to those who do this everyday. A lot of the items in the post are a year or more old, so finding the exact items isn’t always possible and finding similar items isn’t always possible either. Forget linking to an ethical option as well. It took me 45 mins just to do the pictures and linking. {Maybe I’ll get better at it. It’s also hard to do this in front of your children, as in the picture above, especially when one is a 14 year old boy, I felt decidedly stupid having him staring at me running back and forth using the camera timer while he was eating a snack}.

I’m also including a few items I carry with me all the time. A little notebook, lipsticks, hand sanitizer {public transportation, yo, it’s nasty}, and a wristlet where I keep my Oyster card and phone. Steal my wallet if you must, but don’t mess with my life line of my bus/tube pass and my phone. Plus, the wristlet is my favorite color.


Agenzio Notebook, Paperchase; Rouge Volupte Shine #44, YSL; Raspberry POP, Clinique; Hand Cleanse Gel, Body Shop; Leather Bow Wristlet, Kate Spade, (old), similar

I did discover that doing this is kind of fun. Knowing that I might post what I’m wearing here, it’s making me more aware of what I’m putting together. For the outfit below, even though my feet aren’t pictured (they are wearing the Birkenstocks linked last time), I wore these sneakers this morning because I needed to go to Westfield {aka the mall} instead of the cute blue flats that would have complemented the outfit better (but would have killed my foot), or the Birkenstocks I wear around the house (but for me, sandals and city living do not mix. at. all. Dirt, pebbles, people’s cigarette ash, it somehow ends up in my sandals and on my feet). Comfort and closed shoes for the win.


Tuesday: Stripe Top, Winser London, similar; Shorts, Banana Republic (old), similar; Sunglasses, prescription, Robert Marc (old), similar

Despite the fact that I forgot to bring the too-big pants I needed to return, I did stick to my list of what I needed to get. I bought Chick’s costume for her best friends GhostBusters Birthday Party on Saturday (she’s also going to a party on Sunday at a salon, hello Birthday Season). She wants to be Janine from the original movie, the Ghostbusters secretary. Which earns her points for not going with a jumpsuit and a proton pack, but Janine is hardly in the movie, so replicating an 80’s outfit is not easy. I found a black and white plaid tunic-ish dress, and grey leggings with black polka dots. I used this picture for inspiration.


Now if I could just find a red sweater vest from a charity shop on the high street, we’d be in business. Or something I could cut into a sweater vest. I’m willing to ‘ruin’ an item for a fiver if my girl likes the costume. I might even tie some yarn onto her glasses like a chain. It was a lot of fun watching the movie with her this weekend. I don’t think I’d seen it since I was a kid.

Up next, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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