Well I missed Style Wednesday, but I have finally gotten organized and taken some pictures of my spring-into-summer purchases.
As you know, I took bags and bags of things to charity and to consignment and to my friend M. I was very clear that not much would arrive back in and of that, it had to be things that were less trendy.
Oddly enough, I bought my summer dresses first - the white and seersucker dresses you have already seen:
And the cream oxfords:
My spring dress was a no-brainer when I saw it. This is a silk Theory dress and I adore it. Simple, and can be worn with blazer or a simple cardigan or on its own.
These are built for comfort, but look very elegant with all of the dresses and things I already own. I admit to having a thing for woven leather shoes...
In the same colour story, a little cotton pencil skirt by Nougat London:
I also got this Circle of Gentleman blazer on sale for 50% off. It is cotton, with a gorgeous silk lining, and right now I am wearing it outdoors as a jacket with my jeans, but it looks excellent with my red and navy dresses from last year. As you know, I do not typically like blazers, but this is such a wonderful company who excel at perfectly cut coats, and I can see the difference in quality between a J Crew blazer and this ;-).
I also got a simple dove grey tunic blouse from Nougat London with the cute little peekaboo back:
Another investment piece that I have long wanted is the Eileen Fisher silk wide legged trousers. They are absolutely comfy on and can be dresses up or down. I have already worn these twice, and can't wait till it isn't so filthy outside so I can take them out into the world.
The surprise was the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti black silk skirt that I bought on ebay for $40, new with tags. It needs a steaming and then is going with me on my road trip to St. Andrews next weekend!
|love the gathers!|
And finally, this jersey/silk tee from Brooks Brothers:
Most of these items work together and all of them support what was left in my closet.
I am basically done now till Fall and am very pleased with my purchases. I did exceed my clothing budget slightly and have had to add more money in from my day to day spending, but they are all worth it!
Except for the last two items, the things I bought were bought all at once in a local shoppe, Robert Simmonds, where I tried on scads of things and then tried to piece together a style story. I have kept very true to the the aesthetic I had started out with and am convinced these will be in my closet for years to come.
How about you? Have you done your spring/summer shopping yet?
Have a fabulous weekend and stay safe out there!