|Top: Madewell, Skirt: Anthro, Sandals: Birkenstock, Necklace: Self-made|
It's been quite a week here in London. I don't really want to talk about it. Not just because it's sad and scary, but also because we weren't directly affected by it, nor was anyone we know. So that would just feel disrespectful, somehow. There was a one-minute silence today, and I observed it. Maybe someone will think blogging about clothes is frivolous and disrespectful, too, but that's how I choose blow off steam.
Anyway. This is basically a new spin on an old favourite, stripes and florals. There was also a lilac cardigan, to go with the necklace, but it was just too warm for that when these pictures were taken. If you're into Anthro, you may realise that my skirt is very, very old! Yet, it's new to me - I randomly came across the name of the skirt, searched for it on ebay, and someone had one in my size that they were selling. I remember holding this skirt in the sale room years ago - in 2010, probably! - and then putting it back without even trying it on. And regretting it ever since... but now, finally, it's mine!
It's funny, Liz from With Wonder And Whimsy and I recently had this conversation where she asked me if, when I shop, I always look for specific items. And yeah, I think she basically hit it right on the nose. I seem to be really into the whole "treasure-hunt" aspect of shopping, and it's rare that I just go shopping to see if I can find something I like. I mean, let's be real, I have enough stuff. So I have to be picky, and the stuff has to be special. And it has to fit into what my current closet and colour scheme is, and man, does it ever. This skirt is here to stay - and you know what? Now that I'm no longer looking for it, I've completely forgotten what the skirt was called!