How the heck is it August? I didn’t think this year could go any faster than last year but what do you know… July has been one hell of a month and while I wish I was saying that in a cool, down with the kids kind of way I’m not – this past month has been truly testing and as a positive, glass half full kind of person it’s been a real struggle to look on the bright side of life. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to write this post before deciding to wait and type when I was feeling more like my positive self so apologies for the radio silence. Thankfully August is already looking brighter and I’m feeling grateful for my little family, the prospect of Italian sunshine and my newly organised wardrobe, yes really. I can’t actually get over the difference a tidy closet has made to my mind set (maybe Marie Kondo is onto something) and I thank my friend Claire and our recent discussion of The Curated Closet for getting my behind into gear. It’s actually quite refreshing to wake up in the morning excited to get dressed instead of opening the usual doors of doom, so much so that I’m trying to convince Craig to sort his wardrobe out.
Organising my hanging and shelving space has made it so much easier to see what pieces I have (hello long lost loungewear and star print shirt I’d forgotten all about) and similarly the items that I’m lacking in my arsenal (smart jackets and non denim bottom halves) so keep your peepers on this space as I try to live with less and hopefully buy a little better which is of course how I’ll try and justify a pair of Gucci loafers. Loafer lolz aside I think one of the reasons I love this particular outfit so much is the fact it features both wardrobe long timers (shout out to the softest grey v-neck and cheap as chips disc necklace that always gets compliments) and a new kid on the block which also happens to be a sales steal (but more about that later) plus the whole tee tucked into a midi skirt is one of my tried and tested faves for when I want to look pulled together without looking like I tried too hard.
If you come here often you’ll know of my love for & Other Stories, thank goodness there isn’t one in Sheffield as I’d have no money, which is where I first tried this midi skirt on but after deciding I didn’t really need another pink midi skirt so left empty handed. Fast forward to July where I discovered this beauty had been discounted causing a it’s meant to be moment and the rest is history. Now I still stand by the fact I didn’t need this floral patterned skirt but she brings me real joy and like my other pink midi it’s already become a wardrobe grafter as I’ve worn it with heels and a cami to a friends christening and to work with a cashmere jumper and backless loafers, now that my friends is the kind of team player I want in my wardrobe. Giving my midi a run for worker of the month status are my never off my feet studded sliders (they’re just so comfy and easy to wear) and my taupe fits-the-essentials-without-having-to-share-a-childs-backpack satchel.
With temperatures set to dip later this month I couldn’t be more excited to give my Summer garms an airing in Lake Como next week especially as I managed to get my hands on the M&S dress of dreams. Craig, Sadie and I actually spent our honeymoon in Como last April so we’re itching to get back and soak up the post wedding love, eat all the pizza and of course gelato so watch this space for Italian content heading your way.
What are you looking forward to this month?