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 - TopshopBoots - 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?