I’ve done some minor tweaks to my look the past few months. Nothing drastic – just a touch of make-up and a more feminine style of dressing.
Don’t get me wrong, I still live in jeans and tops but I now mix it up with a few dresses over the weekend.
My weekday work ensemble of jeans and boyish button-down shirts are also getting a little rework. I’ve tossed out the 15-year old shirts (or rather stored them safely, as they are still in good condition and I may end up missing them) and am revisiting a look that I used to think was stuffy a few years back – pretty blouses (and I don’t mean sari blouses!) with jeans and heels.
I dug through my old clothes and fished out this one.
I have no clue why I retired it. It’s such a pretty blouse, and in fact seeing it reminded me that I don’t have enough pretty blouses. So, I went on an online shopping spree and picked up these.
And of course to match this new ladylike look, I have to pick up an equally feminine bag 😉 , and so into my checkout basket went this sweet bag.
This bag makes a perfect contrast to the muted colors on my blouse I think.
I was also tempted to go in for a new pair of shoes to make the look complete but stopped when I guiltily remembered these shoes bought about 3 years ago, and which will perfectly supplement my new blouses.
So I got a little carried away by the great sales on during this season and the free shipping. But these are the last things I buy this year, I swear. I have some big expenses coming up in a couple of weeks time (planning a big bash for Piglet’s third birthday), and so this is my not-so big indulgence for myself.
The bag arrived within a couple of days, and it’s even prettier in real life. I love the wine color. I am still waiting eagerly for the blouses. I just know they will make great workplace staples.
I love mixing in old clothes with new!
Are you doing any holiday shopping? The sales have been crazy and some fabulous quality stuff is available. There were so many things I wanted to buy but I eventually restricted myself to the blouses and the bag (bought from a couple of trusted ebayers).