It’s 31° in Melbourne today but nothing could stop me from wearing my incredible new Geobasket sneakers, a most generous birthday gift from my beau Edit Evening.
I wouldn’t have said sneakers fit in with my overall aesthetic – but then, I never had a pair that so perfectly fit my style. I find it strange how despite their inherent casual nature, they somehow don’t look out of place with a great dress.
I’ve hardly worn this beautiful pencil skirt I bought on impulse over a year ago during a Scanlan&Theodore sale. Pencil skirts typically make me feel uncomfortably corporate and even though this isn’t remotely corporate, every time I put it on I can feel that unease. Fitted throughout the backside and elegantly nipped at the waist I feel too dressed up, too done up. I put it on… I take it off. Rinse, repeat. But I love it and I believe I can condition myself into feeling comfortable in it. Teaming it with a plain cotton tank from Uniqlo and my worn-in Acne boots helps me feel more casual about it.
Now I’m heading out run errands, but later I’ll be meeting up with Nadia for a cocktail. She’s just texted me to inform me that she’s wearing the most beautiful Lover ensemble with glamorous red lips.
Quiet weekend style. Trying to make the most of all the lovely clutches I own but rarely use. This ANVE beauty was always a favourite although sadly unavailable at the moment. Luckily for would-be acquirers, the paper bag clutch has since become quite a trend so there are many other versions available. Happy Sunday.
As my life changes and my style has cause to naturally evolve to suit, I’m finding that my everyday ensembles are becoming seriously uniform.
The Brim Tank is the fourth piece of ComplexGeometries I own cut from the same pattern. I also have the same cut tunic in all white jersey, the t-shirt in black jersey and the dress in black silk. It was never my intention to buy as many of this draped-back design as possible, I just know what I like and keep gravitating to it.
Although uniformity sits well with me at this time, I ask myself if I’m creeping back into that dark place of excess; betraying my quest for sartorial minimalism by bringing multiples of items into my wardrobe unnecessarily. I have felt this shame recently after I purchased a third Rick Owens Lilies twist tank which I am now SELLING. Again weeks earlier when I almost bought a little black asymmetric dress that looked identical to all my other little black asymmetric dresses (though triumphantly in the end I did not).
It is true, I am human; I try and sometimes I fail. With this tank however, it is actually just different enough to make the cut for keeps.