I like new things. I get excited when the fruits of my late night on line shopping are delivered (not so at the Post Office returns trips)
I also like old things – particularly my own old things. I was always a hoarder. I used to keep receipts, bus tickets, every card I was sent (we are a prolific card sending family so my collection was vast) Ten years ago I turned my back on collecting and embraced a new way of remembering things.
A decade on, my wardrobe is still work in progress. I have lots of clothes I’ve had for a very long time.
We had our loft converted last year. My only regret apart from the timing (we only just finished before La Bambina arrived) is that we now have very little storage at home.
I went to collect the two “London Summer” boxes from our storage unit last weekend.
How happy I was to be reunited with my pale pink Swedish Hasbeens and my older dark tan Lotta from Stockholm clogs. I bought the Lottas first because they were a lot cheaper. I like them and have worn them a lot (though why I chose brown?!) I got the Hasbeens last year in the Office sale for less than half price. The Hasbeens are thinner and less clunky but otherwise there is little to tell them apart.
I had been wondering why I’d not bought new black sandals last year (I am maybe the only blogger who doesn’t really like my Sam Edelman Gigis) until I found these black sandals from M&S in my boxes. They were slated in reviews so reduced to less than a tenner. This is their third summer. I have the tan colour too.
The beaded beauties were from Primark via Sarah Wornout last year and have yet to be worn. A buckle broke the first time I did them up but has now been fixed and they will be seeing the light of day this week.
I have lots of sandals it seems. I may add a navy brogue style pair I have my eye on to my collection this year and that will be it.
Final find to share today, a summery alternative to my beloved grey sweatshirts. This was from Marks & Spencer’s Limited Collection last year. The back is a buttercup almost neon yellow lace while the front is grey marl which makes it easy to wear with kids (I find small hands often snag my lace tops)
Yeay, it’s sunny and I have my legs out. H&M boyfriend denim shorts, neon and cream H&M tshirt, Topshop nude and neon sandals from last year.