... a new cardigan... and more new shoes!
silk blouse from Sportsgirl a few years ago, flea market skirt
Today I wore the final two of my 'new' purchases – a dark grey, pure wool cardigan and t-bar platform shoes.
I have been meaning to get a cardi like this for around two years (!) and, for some reason, just kept putting it off. I knew it would be a really practical, basic thing that would get a lot of wear. So, after a rather long wait, I finally bought this one from Witchery. It is super soft, finely knitted, and already working its way into many of my winter outfits – and will be very useful for Spring too.
The shoes, like my new Country Road ones a couple of posts ago, have a chunky heel and an ankle strap, and also have t-bar straps and a pretty awesome platform – I love them! They are the highest shoes I've ever worn (not counting some scary incredibly high heeled red boots I tried on in a vintage shop on Gertrude Street for a joke – let's just say they clearly weren't made for standing in) but, thanks to a surprisingly clever sole – well, these aren't fancy designer shoes – are easy to walk in. They have a kind of stepped bit, so they kind of rock as you go. Hard to describe, but trust me, it's a big help. :) Like the cardigan, they are going to get a lot of wear, from now right through summer.
Now, I have promised to write up my little buy-nothing-new experiment, and I will this week. What with my Leo fiance's birthday and unpredictable work hours, I am yet to find the time to do it properly. But I really want to share it with you, and promise to keep it as short and sweet – and concise! – as possible!