I’ve felt that my little shopping expeditions on this trip have not been all that fruitful, and yet my suitcase is much more full than before (in fact I had to buy a new one because my first one busted). Today’s haul will probably be the last, although I’m not going to rule out quickly ducking into shops over the next few days or shopping at the airport.
Today I crossed a few items off my list - some statement jewellery by Sfera, flared skirts in navy and pleather and a gold waist belt from Mango, and a cute top stripy from United Colors of Benetton. One can never have enough cute stripy tops, am I right?
This is pretty much my uniform in Europe at the moment - I don’t have many clothes with me, so there isn’t much room for variation! The past week or so it’s been hanging around -2 degrees, give or take a couple of degrees and give or take falling snow or rain, so it’s definitely way out of my comfort zone. But all bundled up it isn’t too bad!
random cheapy knit hat, scarf and gloves, ZARA down filled puffer jacket, GAP pants, Clarks Gore-tex leather boots
It’s now less than 30 days before we start our trip! Which begins in Canberra, but only for a few days before heading off to Edinburgh. Here’s my revised packing list, based on the fact that it will be really damn cold. Think it’s enough?
Winter Packing List on ChiGarden
Scores from today’s clothes swap: biker jacket and embroidered chevron belt. (Taken with Instagram at Subiaco)
I’m a bit sad that the Popup Style Exchange was so quiet - I think it’s a fantastic idea, but really needed to be advertised more. I’m sure there’s a market for this kind of thing, if only more people knew about it!
I dropped off some old things (mainly tops that don’t really suit me) and got quite a few tokens, but only found two things I actually wanted. Although since I was going to just donate those clothes anyway, and I also got two free cupcakes I consider this a win! The jacket has no tags (assuming it’s PU as someone gave it away) but fits me perfectly, and certainly fits the black ‘leather’ jacket hole in my wardrobe. I’ve also really liked chevron for a long time but wasn’t sure I wanted to spend much money or how I would integrate it into my wardrobe, so this belt is a nice easy addition that will come in handy this season.
I really hope that more of these come up, as it’s such a good way to get something ‘new’ in a way that’s free and environmentally friendly!