I bet that April started with a bang for most of you, with the promise of the long Easter weekend ahead and the few days of lovely warm temperatures we’ve had recently. Today was rather glorious and I spent most of it outside of course, although if I’m honest, I have been in Spring mode in earnest since March and this is something that happens to me every year when all I can think about is change change change and that goes for everything from my closet to my reading list, the flat’s decor and our weekday dinners go-to dishes.
I don’t know about you but where shopping is concerned I tend to squirrel away savings left and right for a few months and go all out once a season where I do a wardrobe refresh with about ten or fifteen staple new pieces. This forces me to truly think about what I need and to plan ahead rather than to greedily grab anything that takes my fancy when I’m popping into shops. This way there’s no buyer’s guilt and no dramatic dips into my bank account.
As you can see from these snaps collated on my Pinterest board, I do my research too; and for the unpredictable weather to come in April and May I’m reintroducing open shoes and swapping my heavy coat for lighter ones (colour and material) but I’ll still be covering up with textured leggings and jeans as well as sweaters and scarves. I think the palette of white, greys, beige, dark green and black speaks for itself; I seem to live in casual chic, which conveniently doubles as office wear. Call me lazy if you will, but it makes it much less of a headache to dress in the morning.
Below are the items I received this March and that I’ve been wearing non-stop; they’re mostly wardrobe staples but that’s really what I needed because I have a lot of crazy things in my closet and I wanted some versatile pieces to tone them down. Let me know what you think and if you like the following?
And then of course, something else that happens every Spring is that I cave and go to the hairdresser. This time, rather unexpectedly, I sat down and said “chop it all off”. It’s been a breath of fresh air (no pun intended) and a super easy cut to maintain so far. My friend Ioanna said it was very French, whatever that means!
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