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Page 2 in the conversation "What were the last three clothing items you bought?" by Astrid
My 3 latest purchases are slight departures for me. Pics #1 and. #2 were inspired by Angie and YLF. I plan to try the sweatshirt with pencil skirts. The black asymmetrical skirt is a definite new style for me! I think I am going to like it!
My current jeans are skinnies, straight legged or cropped. I decided it is time to add a pair of bootcuts.
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That's an interesting thread idea - definitely sparkles some thoughts!
The last three (non-gear) items I bought are :
- A cream/blush blouse with tiny frills,
- A long olive green necklace with a tassel,
- A pair of dark wash bootcut jeans to replace a worn-out one.
Rather in line with my style, actually!
This is such an interesting question! I've been recently changing my style. Combination of 2 things: a vintage home ec book that has personality style categories that are not the usual terms such as romantic, classic, etc.
It uses three sets of categories in opposition, for example demure vs vivacious. Idea is that if you're modest and retiring you don't wake up the next day the life of the party dancing on tables. The description of Sturdy really resonated with me.
And then someone here mentioned Emma Hill having a blog she read. I'd never heard of her but I really like how she wears so many plain pieces with little or no adornment. So I've recently bought a few more pairs of jeans that are not refined looking and enjoying the heck out of them. One is a light blue and I never wear light blue.
Now that fits with my style direction and the sweater I bought does in the sense that it's a plaid. I really like this. You can't see the colors well in the picture. It's a burgundy dimensional vertical stripe, heathered burgundy brown background and a pale grey horizontal striping. I love that the plaid is dimensional and I like the short fringe at the bottom. I've been wearing it with a pale grey sweater skirt that also has a short self fringe at the bottom. It's a thin sweater and drapes beautifully and could easily be pulled together to be a sweaterdress.
The third thing is a slightly rose gold necklace of a thin chain with 5 spaced leaves. They're slightly transparent and up close you can see the veining. These are definitely not sturdy looking but, hey, they're natural. I'll try and upload some product pix. The necklace, I only can find a picture of one leaf and a pair of earrings but you get the idea.
ETA well, actually, choosing something delicate and evanescent like a leaf and preferring it in metal is kind of a sturdy idea.
There's just something about a green necklace (and earrings). I don't really wear green but I found a neat olive green beaded necklace at a thrift store and it really looks great with so much. I'm surprised at how much I wear it. Yours is lovely.
The last 3 things I bought were 4 camis (all the same in different colors) from H&M to sleep in. Not very exciting. Before that I think I bought a tunic and leggings from Amazon.
Hi Astrid --
Nice to see you -- those new purchases seem very you!
My purchases have all been in line with my style, but due to weather only one of them is earning its keep right now!
1) Deep purple-blue dress (just quick fit check / frozen chicken photos vs styled)
2) Light-colored suede boot for spring bought at winter sale price...the perfect pale grey in person, works with so much in my closet...now tell the unexpected snow to leave
3) Heavyweight fleece zip hoodie
As you can see I have been very dress focussed lol.
Each of them reflects my current style but 1 and 3 and a conscious choice to stretch my style boundaries a little
Black jeans, burgundy boots, botanical print top (with swans, how could i resist?). Pretty good indication of what's in my closet. I haven't really been shopping much lately, this is pretty much all I've purchased in the last couple of months.
Does gear count? My most recent purchase was a Danskin shirt for exercise. Besides that:
1. I.N.C. brand black ponte pant in tall length
2. Comfy USA grey fit and flare midi length dress
3. The lemming Topshop dress in purple
The two tops from Anthro are to layer under vests for spring and the olive pants are to try a column of olive like Angie suggested. The pants aren't here yet and hopefully they go with the olive top I bought in Jan. If not, I'll wear them with the white top I ordered at the same time. I'm planning another 30X30 with tops, vests, lightweight toppers, and jeans and these items will be a part of that casual capsule.
Vintage faux fur (impulse purchase that I love!)
Graphic T shirt (to support cancer research in dogs but I’ll wear it after it’s altered)
It is fun to see everyone's most recent items. I have been thinking of spring and a trip coming up soon to Hawaii. My most recent will probably go back to REI...running shorts and tee that could be worn over a swim suit and a Vince Camuto knee-length pull-on black silky skirt that can be packed easily, no wrinkle. More likely to be kept are embroderied jeans and a pale pearl grey open cardigan from a consignment shop. They add some variety to my jeans and the color of the cardi was something I could not resist. Third, metallic silver mule loafers.
I’ll show four since one is gear.
* New hiking boots that broke in fabulously on the trip to Joshua Tree we just took.
* Layering striped tee - actually bought this and a short sleeve horizontal striped tee at the same time, but the other isn’t online.
* Too fun black loafers. I’m LOOKING for a good looking comfy black pump and these fell into my cart. Have sent back so many pumps that didn’t work, but these did
* Black ponte jacket that should work well for spring and summer
Bonus photo of a Joshua tree from this weekend.
Great to see you, Astrid!
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Astrid, I absolutely love the colour of your handbag!!!! I’m sure you’re enjoying the freshness it brings in the midst of winter. I’m thinking it might be a great colour to introduce into my spring/summer wardrobe. Thanks for the inspiration.
I had some Christmas and birthday money put aside and bought myself the following:
1. Pink Cord Jacket...
I had been keeping my eye out for a casual pink jacket
to wear with some embroidered sneakers that I had purchased last
2. Skinny black jeans...
to replace a completely worn out pair. Black bottoms are a staple or
essential in my closet.
3. Black leather cuff...
I love wearing accessories, especially those with an edge.
4. Black jumpsuit...
Something I could quickly dress up or down. Jumpsuits are sometimes
a pain to get on and off, but I enjoy the column of colour they provide
for my short-waisted and ‘not so tall’ body.
I’m not sure how to add a find or link to the actual items, so I had to attach photos. Sorry about that! Something I still need to figure out.
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Eileen Fisher long blazer. This has a bit of stretch in it so it's very comfortable and I like the longer length.
Marc Jacobs small bauletto satchel.
Black Frye boots. I have these in another color and love them. The black boots are to replace an old pair of Lucky knee high boots.
December and January I did not shop. This month I've been shopping for S/S and thinking ONLY about what I might wear in non-work situations. (I retire at the end of March.)
#1 I bought these items in one shopping trip 2 weeks ago - white straight leg jeans, navy sweater, khaki skirt, and beige cropped full trousers
#2 silver slip ons bought Last Friday
#3 red raincoat bought today
I would say they are true to my style. The cropped trousers are a nod to a trend, but the high waist, 100% cotton, and khaki colour remind me of a favourite high waisted beige full midi skirt I wore in the 80's!
Oh gosh, pinstripe culottes! I’ve been trying to find the perfect one a the flat front/elastic back and fluid fabric. It’s so nice to see I’m not the only one loving that look!
I went shopping recently so here we go:
1. Gap Girlfriend Chinos in dark grey
2. Floral Kimono cardigan
3. Peep toe booties by Vionic via Hautelook
Here are my last three puchases...one waxed cotton moto, one blue leather jacket (blue sold before I could collect it), and black jeans. These are pretty representative of my cold weather style.
Fun thread, Astrid!
I’m focusing on building up my capsule of “essential” neutrals: navy and grey are seen here.
I’m updating and editing my shoe wardrobe ( is there such thing?).
Below my two recent purchases from the Hudson Bay. Sorry, can’t do finds from my IPad. My third item is a plain black t-shirt. Took me forever to find it and will still have to alter it.
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Oh gee. My last three things were picked up for no good reason on Diet Coke runs: Target sweatshirt dress, Target sleeveless trench and zebra jeggings. I guess the trench is the odd one out. The other two are quirky and very me. But none has gone to waste yet
I’ve bought gear for our upcoming trip to Barrow, AK: Marmot waterproof down jacket, fleece pants, foldback gloves and a head net.
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The tags are on everything except the baker boy cap and strips to make it smaller, so I'm not 100% sure I'm keeping what you see.
I've never been a wearer of hats because I get terrible hat head and I've always thought they look terrible on me. Today was very cold (for the Bay Area) so I wore the earmuffs that I bought last fall. Truth be told, they are so fluffy that they look ridiculous. Good thing I'm okay with ridiculous. The baker boy fits well with the strips inside, and I'm thinking the reason I never wore hats was because they sat too low since they were too big. The panama hat adjusts inside to make it smaller. I bought it due to FOMO since reviews said it sells out. It also comes in white, so I will buy that one next month on a Triple Points day, and make my final decision then.
I have another black pleather vest but without ruffles which makes this one somewhat of a duplicate. I have to see how this length works with various outfits since more than once I've thought something was perfect but the proportions proved to be problematic.
After reading Angie's S/S 2018 post and pins, I think I am keeping the blouse. Can you tell that I have narrowish shoulders?
Dusty pink AG ankle jeans, a blue beanie hat, and a lyocell long sleeve top from h&m
I have apparently forgotten the cardinal rule about buying for my predominant season. I've been buying up lots of long sleeves and warm sweaters in spite of the fact that hot is the predominant season because Texas. I need help LOL
Shopping trip to new-to-me outlet store on 10th Feb.
Camo singlet ( tank) because great swing shape, I like the pattern, and will be good for rest of summer weekends. Already worn twice. Good toning with my olive pants, as shown.
Grey dress to replace one I grew out of, for dress-up with Art Deco styling for Prohibition Party this coming Saturday.
And "pewter" straight pants for the upcoming winter season here. Better fabric than my charcoal knit pants from 2015 which have had 41 wears. And made in NZ which is even better. I got a pair of similar straight navy ones too.
Thanks for posting everyone! I can't answer all of your posts because I'm on the train right now, on my phone, but I really enjoyed looking through all of it. And I definitely (will) enjoy my new items!
Love the green hair!
(I haven't done any finds either btw, never have. Mostly because the European sites I shop weren't supported in the past, I haven't tried it now. But I still save my buys on Pinterest if possible.)
Lots of great items here. I love Collette's T-shirt (I Love Dogs). I need that in my wardrobe.
I just ordered a pair of C of H BF jeans and an ivory Caslon long-sleeved T-shirt. I hope they work out.I recently bought a blue and white striped scarf with foxes on it.These are all pretty typical of my style.
1) Ok, a bought a Steven by Steve Madden pair of hard edge black booties. Definitely a departure for me as I don’t normally do hard edge but I think they’re gonna work.
2) a pair of floral pants, tailored-ish, true red with a cobalt flower pattern. We shall see how they work in the long term.
3) a grey woolley waist coat/vest thingy. It’s quite cute and has a retro-boho vibe. Haven't yet worn it but I’m hoping it works as I need some more toppers....
My three most recent purchases were two longer dresses and an olive velvet coat dress. These are a new style direction for me, as they are much more flowing and longer than my usual work dresses, but I loved the fit of them. The coat dress was definitely a 'wild card' purchase and a bit of a style revisit for me. I had a similar coat dress to this in the 1990's that I loved. I am now looking forward to the weather cooling down, so I can wear these. I will most likely wear the coat dress with jeans or black pants, as there is a lot going on just with that item.
What a fun question Astrid. It's interesting to see the three things people have purchased and think "yup, that's them alright".Mine are:1. Rieker boots purchased on a whim (sale!) on a weekend away. I don't need them at all, but they look great with jeans. They are more muted/denimy coloured IRL than in the photo.2. My beloved Sorel's. Already have become a workhorse, and one of my favourite boots.3. COS dress lemminged from Toban. Also an instant fav.
And yes, I feel all three reflect my style.
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