Lady date





Equipment blouse, T by Alexander Wang jumper, Topshop jeans, Karen Walker coat, Vintage boots, Diva necklace


Lady date. Yesterday in between running errands, I met up with Nina for a quick catch up over lunch at Six Barrel Soda – which I had been wanting to check out for a while. Prior to meeting up with Nina, I was running a bit early, and so I took it as an opportunity to check out the sale at Kate Sylvester, and clearly, could not resist buying a little something.. but I suppose at least now I can cross black skirt off my “to-find” list.

 

Reverting back




Supre top, Helmut Lang blazer, Topshop jeans, Country Rd ballet flats (similar), YSL ring


Another old outfit, uncovered from one of the various folders scattered about my pc, although not too unlike what I wore today, showing little departure from what I would have worn close to a year ago. It’s this kind of outfit that I seem to revert back to when a trip is not far off, or on my return – as with all the other things that are happening, such as final trip preparations, (un)packing the suitcase, cleaning the house, not to mention tying up loose ends at work – or catching up on what I’ve missed, thinking about what to wear in the morning takes a bit of a back seat. Just four more days…

 

Pegs

Karen Walker dress, blazer and coat, Vintage boots, Triwa watch


Over the past couple of years, my wardrobe has been a slowly revolving door for clothing – as something came in, something else would inevitably be on its way out. I’ve always been quick to pick up on what I no longer wear, selling it on to a happy home, and using the extra cash to put towards future purchases, without ever giving it a second thought. My regret would usually be more for having made the wrong purchase, than for getting rid of it.

The Karen Walker dress pictured above, is one of the few things that I wish still hung in my closet, but currently doesn’t. I think it may have been one of the things that didn’t make it through my pre-USA cull, which was dreadfully ruthless, although what is probably more surprising is that I don’t regret any of the other things that I let go.

I’m of the belief that one person can only wear so much, and with how easy it can be to accumulate a large amount in a short time, I’m inclined to keep a well edited closet that isn’t bursting at the seams. How do you manage an overflowing wardrobe? Do you keep it at a manageable level or like me, do you sell things on?

 

Metallic



Proenza Schouler top, Alice + Olivia skirt, Karen Walker blazer & belt, Topshop loafers, Gorjana bracelet, Proenza Schouler bag


Metallic. Like a magpie, I’m inexplicably drawn to shiny things, which would explain by obsession with sequins, rhinestones, or anything that glistens in the sun really. My recent Net-a-Porter purchase was supplemented by this metallic skirt, satisfying my apparent desire to look like a toned down human disco ball as the light reflects off the shiny panels in the sun.

With my dad in Wellington the past few days, I’ve spent the vast majority of my weekend with family, some of which I haven’t seen in some time, and I’ve really enjoyed the chance to catch up before my trip. Aside from that, I’ve been enjoying any downtime I can get before leaving next Tuesday, as I’m anticipating that the first few days away will be the most exhausting, judging by all the sightseeing I’ve packed into our itinerary. Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!

 

Shoe indecision




Indecision. Since sharing with you my travel wishlist, I’ve thought a little bit more about what pair of shoes I would like to buy. While I am picking up a pair of Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, I’d like something that is a little more classic, that I could potentially wear every day in the workplace if need be. As designer options are pretty limited in New Zealand, especially if I want to avoid paying high duties and taxes on shoes bought online, I figure this is my chance to pick up something special.

I’ve narrowed it down to four choices: Celine sandals with a metallic heel in tan, Valentino rockstud shoes (flat or kitten heel) in either the blush or black, Salvatore Ferragamo black patent varina’s with a low heel or a pair of Chanel two tone ballet flats.

In the interest of not going overboard on my purchases, I’m resigned to only buying one. Which I suppose is where I am having trouble. They each have their merits, although the responsible and prudent voice in my head is telling me to get flat shoes, rather than the heels that I have been so keen on for some time now. Which would you choose?


left to right: Miu Miu python pumps, Mulberry braided boots, Marni sandals, Acne glossed-leather sandals, Stella McCartney stud-heel boots, Missoni sandals

If I weren’t heading to Europe, I imagine that my indecisiveness would fall to which shoes to purchase from the Net-a-Porter sale. The Global sale started earlier this week, and above are some of my picks. Are you going to buy anything?