When you run a lean closet you can suddenly need to add to it - and that is the story of my August to date. I have had a run on essentials wearing out - which is not surprising.

  • My GStar jeans have ripped across the thigh - I will repair but they have been downgraded to the most casual occasions only.
  • I sold my black trousers with the white side stripe - they were too short and I just could not unsee it.
  • My rust cords have also developed a tear after three seasons of solid wear. I won't be repairing these.
  • My two striped long sleeve tees are leaving too due to being worn out - I don't know if I will replace or not.
  • I am removing the blue merino sweater - it is itchy on my skin which is unusual for me. I am just not wearing it. It was a poor purchase for me. It wasn't expensive but I should have picked this up and been more fussy.

I need to have smarter options for work especially my upcoming trade show. I have added:

  • wide leg black pants - love these - will be perfect all year in our climate
  • black silk shirt with white trim - love this - perfect for working at the tradeshow or for wearing at night with jeans. Trans-seasonal piece.
  • coffee slip skirt - I tried on a few of these skirts and whilst I thought I would choose a longer length, this was my preferred option. This will work most of the year here for work or weekend and is a versatile colour for me.
  • Black stretchy pants - a hand me down from my friend and neighbour - they are relaxed with a slightly dropped crotch - perfect for the long haul flights and a lovely easy piece.
  • new 1970s style sunglasses.

Whilst it is more black than usual, these pieces all work seamlessly into my closet.

Here are a few photos of recent weeks

  1. Pink sweater and new slip skirt - and new sunglasses - worn to work
  2. Hiking outfit - all in shades of purple!
  3. Black dress out to dinner with friends - on foot - and I wore the coat and scarf to get to the restaurant.
Funnily enough I did not wear this pink sweater to the Barbie film but I wore shades of blush - mostly due to the cold walk to the movie theatre making me want to wear my rose pink coat.

I will take some photos of the other new pieces in action over the next week.

Thanks for looking.

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