Hi All

This year my shopping has fallen into a different pattern. It has been a little more deliberate and a bit more out of season. So in winter I added white jeans and a black knit dress.

So in Spring so far I have added:

  • Camel trench coat (consignment shop on sale), Sportscraft brand
  • Cognac bag ( on NZ online auction site TradeMe)
  • Cream Rollies (online)
  • Black Tuesday two piece (online from Look Book)
  • Navy tee and a black tank (in store on holiday)
  • Black shell top (consignment store - second hand, Country Road brand)
  • Cognac sandals (instore Mi Piaci)
  • Grey summer jacket (Instore Verge brand)
  • Jade linen top (instore Ezibuy)

So in summary

  • Three second hand (none thrifted though)
  • Two online
  • Five at retail

The first four I have shown previously and worn. The coat and bag are definitely trans seasonal pieces for me.

The three tops are essentials....two new from a tee shirt retailer As Colour, and one from a consignment store.

I have been wanting cognac low heel sandals for a while - I saw these in store and they were perfect - that balance between trendy, casual and classic. I am delighted. I removed some tan flat loafers that were very tired.

I also had been looking for a jacket to wear over the two piece dress, a sea green dress and for summer nights. Whilst I was thinking black or blush in my mind - when I tried this on the style was great and the colour works. I loved the neckline (I don't like collars!!) It replaces my satin bomber.

And the last addition is for long days at summer sport - I might also wear it with jeans (white or blue) or even over my swimsuit. I liked the colour and the style is very simple and classic. It replaces a pink shirt from last year that is now in the gardening capsule!!

I seem to aim to look at 20 pieces per year but end up around 25 items.....(clothing/bags/shoes) so I don't want to add much more this year. My only need is a smart hat, and am open to one or two new additions - maybe a dress or culottes. Any ideas for me?