Running out of clothes? (OOTW)

29 March 2010

The transition from Winter into Spring is not yet complete; even though the week started off with sunny temperatures, the rain, cold and wind soon returned with a vengeance.  I'd barely started planning my Spring wardrobe when I had to suddenly start thinking about digging the thermals out again.  Being a true shopaholic, I'm getting bored of some of my clothes and yearning for some of the stuff I left at home to complete my outfits, whilst also wanting new stuff to refine everything slightly.  I'm trying to plan a never-ending list of what I need to add to my wardrobe to make it 'perfect', which isn't really possible as my ideas and desires are constantly changing and expanding.  Are you ever truly satisfied with your wardrobe?

Not quite sure why I look so grumpy, it was Sunday after all...

Lace top - New Look
Grey vest, shorts, cardigan - Topshop
Boots - Doc Martens
Necklaces - Topshop, etc

The lack of tights on this day wasn't the best idea; the sun disappeared faster than Cheryl Cole's wedding ring and I was regretting not bringing an extra layer.  Still, I now know that denim shorts and Doc Martens will be a staple summer look.  Now I want another pair.

 Shirt - vintage via Brooklyn Flea
Mesh tee - American Apparel
Blue tank - LF Stores
Leggings - Topshop
Boots - Doc Martens
Necklaces - Topshop, etc

Shirt - Vintage via Amacord (bought in the post below)
Velvet Leotard - Forever 21
Skirt, bracelet - Topshop
Tights - Calzedonia
Shoes - Office
Necklace - Pema Boutique

Not a great idea to eat a massive lunch in this skirt; I soon regretted the crazy amounts of pasta.

Shirt - Primark
Dress - H&M
Leggings - Forever 21 (bought in this post)
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell (remember this post)
Necklaces - Topshop etc

This is a night outfit (see, I'm dancing already), which warrants the crazy 5-inch heels.  I haven't fallen over in them...yet.

Facial wipes over here can cost around $9!  A far cry from the BOGOF Boots and Superdrug offers...

My air-hostess friend so very kindly brought me some treats over from England.  When you move to a new country, simple things such as supermarket shopping are not so straightforward; it takes me ages to take in all the unfamiliar brands and to even work out what the product is.  I was really missing squash (or cordial as it's also known) as you can use liberal amounts diluted with water for weeks of fruity goodness.  There is an English shop that sells it in Greenwich Village, but it costs about $6 a bottle (and a small box of Weetabix is $8)! The Elle featuring Chloe Sevigny was also needed, though it's torture to see all the nice bits in English shops (hello Whistles) that I'm missing out on. 

One thing you can't buy in England, are these 'gingerman' biscuits; my friend had these at work and I found the name hilarious, for obvious reasons.

Meet my new lace trimmed shorts from H&M.  I quite liked how Alexa wears the far more expensive Chanel version here, and saw mucho layering potential under the kind of dresses that are prone to blowing up with the slightest gust of wind.  They can also be layered over sheer tights to give the illusion of being hold-ups, without actually holding anything up.  A true trend item, but at only $6, who's complaining?

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  1. im not satisfied at all D; but a new shopping
    spree is coming this week :)

    i love the fourth outfit btw
    xoxo Shannon

  2. i'm so in love with these jeffrey campbells. i don't think anyone's ever satisfied with their wardrobe, it's not the type of thing that becomes complete as trends and your personal style are always changing! that's part of the fun though i guess. The chloe sevigny spread is beautiful she looks amazing in the miu miu and louise goldin.

  3. those cookies look/sound awesome *wants*

    I can't wait to see how you style those shorts.

    and, I don't think I'll ever be satisfied with my wardrobe! human nature ;) x

  4. nope, i'm never satisfied!! love your friday outfit, hope you managed to stay upright in those heels all night :)

    haha, gingerman biscuits, brilliant :)

  5. OMG no. I'm never satisfied with my wardrobe, and I constantly have to add stuff to it. It's terrible, really.

    Now I'm thinking of getting some Docs... looks like the perfect partner for denim cut-offs and t-shirts for the summer!

  6. Isn't it weird how we get nervous with our wardrobe come a new season? I looked at it yesterday, tried to take some things out - not possible, still need them for cold days. Tried to put some things in... In the end everything stayed the same. Your lace leggings look like a lovely spring investion.

  7. I'm so with you on inexpensive trend items - when it's under $10, why not? Those lace-trimmed shorts are going to look magical. And Chloe on ELLE...oh, I want!! :)

  8. I know how you feel! Totally at a loss with what to wear in these weird climes...

    How's NY treating you?

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  9. I'd love to have YOUR wardrobe :D

  10. Never ever satisfied with my wardrobe. I recently went on a shopping spree and I'm already thinking of new things to buy. I need new shoes (need/want.. same thing) luckily for my bank account, uni work has mounted so high that retail therapy is not an option .

  11. the sun disappeared faster than Cheryl Cole's wedding ring -- HA! I love the sheer white button-down top :)

  12. YUM at the gingerman biscuits. I am loving your Sunday outfit!

  13. wow i didn't realise you'd have the problem with buying food in america, but it just shows those little differences that make it hard when living abroad! i had a terrible time going round the supermarket at first, i think the worst is when you pick up things quickly and then realise what they really are, like i kept buying this fruit syrup in cartons instead of juice!