Last two weeks felt like crazy. With semester starting, my schedule has become a mess and although I managed to fit in some catch ups with friends, a trip to mountains and yesterday’s dancing ball, I didn’t have any time to dedicate to my hobbys, including this blog. On the other hand, it was beneficial wardrobe-wise. I was too busy to ruminate on my cravings or what to wear so every choice had to be fast and effective because it had to work in office, at the university and out in the evening. I slipped with second hand shopping once, breaking the rule no. 1: “Never buy something because it’s cheap without really thinking about it”, but more on that later.
This is the first kind of an outfit post. I can’t believe I’m writing this – I never thought of myself putting photos of what I wore online because I never considered it interesting enough. And I still don’t. However, authenticity and frankness is what I value the most in blogging. I don’t want to hide myself behind abstract essays and pictures downloaded from Pinterest. There is enough perfection out there. So it’s time for my own little contribution to the battle against the prevailing drive for perfection, haha. (That battle might be only in my head as well – I won’t argue.)
My transitional uniform consists of:
- Moss-green coat with military-inspired buttons. Despite being bought in F&F, this one is nicely tailored and holds up well. Generally, I have good experience with their coats – I own another one that after five years long heavy usage still looks the same. It’s sturdy and the color didn’t fade away a bit.
- Woolen sweater. This is a pink cashmere turtleneck bought in second hand store – very soft and warm. I have all my woolen sweaters from second hand and they serve me perfectly.
- (Not shown in the picture) As a bottom layer I opt for a shirt or a blouse. Or a decent t-shirt if it’s warm outside.
- Black pants. No need to say more. One of the strongest workhorses in my wardrobe.
- Brown chelsea boots. In between seasons I don’t put them down for a day although knowing that switching pairs would be better. I have difficulties with finding a pair of shoes that would fit me (too small and narrow feet) so when it comes to buying shoes it’s often frustrating, neverending story. Whenever I find some that fit me and I like them, I buy them straight away and wear them until they fall apart.
- Black bag. Here I went for some minor errands so I chose this smaller one but normally, I carry a black U-shaped tote that can take everything I need for a day. The moment I saw it in the shop I fell for it. Unfortunately, I found out later that it’s very likely an imitation of Céline’s Trotteur Hobo bag which was a big disappointment and even though only few people here know what Céline is, I felt bad carrying an imitation. At least it doesn’t have a brand name on it *sigh*… I love it, however, because it’s beautiful and functional at once and will use it as long as possible.
Apologies for the quality of the outfit picture. My boyfriend promised to take a photo of me but whenever we want to do it, we can’t stop laughing as it feels really awkward. I had to go to the dressing rooms and snap one in mirror. And I hate seeing my face on photos so for some time from now until I make peace with myself, it’ll be all about these weird cut-out shots.
What is your transitional uniform? Do you rotate the pieces or stick to one for entire season?