One of my favourite things about the weekend is the extra time that it affords to take care with dressing. I think I do an okay job of pulling together a decent outfit Monday to Friday, but there is no question that my preference for sleeping in until the last possible moment means that I don’t often take time to experiment with what I wear. There’s also the fact that Monday to Friday I work in an office, which isn’t exactly an appropriate location to test drive my new glitter pumps, or try out a flash of midriff between a high waisted skirt and slightly cropped jumper (as it happens what I wore today would probably be fine for the office if I swapped the gold flats for a simple pair of black or tan pumps, but that’s another post altogether).
So. Taking care with dressing on weekends. It doesn’t necessarily mean wearing something outrageous, or spending hours trying on everything in my wardrobe (although sometimes these things do happen). It’s more about combining what I have in new ways. Today that involved getting a bit matchy-matchy on the cosmetics front, sporting both nail polish and lipstick in my all time favourite winter colour, burgundy. I also brought out a beautiful vintage Christian Dior skirt that I purchased some time ago – but have barely worn because I keep saving it for special occasions when it isn’t really that kind of skirt – and paired it with some newer acquisitions including a chambray shirt. Denim and I aren’t usually on the best of terms, but I figured I could dip my toe in the shallow end of the denim family pool with a little chambray.
You’ll probably note that said chambray shirt could have spent a little time with an iron & ironing board before being taken out and about. The extra care that I take with dressing on weekends doesn’t quite extend to ironing. However, it’ll be more fun if we pretend that the rumpled shirt was a carefully considered sartorial decision taken with the intent of given a slightly undone edge to an otherwise rather preppy look.
Vintage Christian Dior skirt
Après Ski ‘Lagos’ necklace (a beautiful birthday gift from my parents, who tell me that the designer is incredibly sweet to deal with)
Vintage gold chain, from Victorian Gilt (a lovely antique store in New Zealand)
Looking at these photographs now I can see that the skirt could have done with a little pressing also. At the very least I’m consistent in having my entire outfit creased.
I’m thinking I can’t be the only one who has the occasional quasi-Narcissus moment with their wardrobe when they have a greater than usual expanse of time available to them. Feel free to ‘fess up to your own wardrobe love-in moments in the comments and make a lady feel a little less alone.