Well, we are two days into Spring. I thought that I'd be doing a post welcoming the change of season, reveling in new warmth and wearing lighter clothes, but it isn't at all Spring like outside; it is really cold, grey and rainy. So instead I want to share the new goodies I have bought, and will enjoy wearing in the months ahead.
I found this bag at the end of last week, and it had it's first outing today. It is a little larger than it looks here, and can fit all my daily essentials inside, without making me feel like I'm dragging a rucksack around. I really like the sage colour, too.
On Saturday, I finally got to go on my first ever trip to a DFO. I'm not sure if I've missed something, but I thought DFOs were Direct Factory Outlets? I went to the one on Spencer St, and it was basically retail shops, selling their current things at the standard retail price... where were the outlets?! I was disappointed, but didn't leave totally empty handed – I found this sweet silk bow blouse on sale at Forever New.
On the way home, I was still in the mood for some shopping, and, as I'm really looking for a silk floral tea dress, thought I'd pop in to the Alannah Hill clearance shop on Brunswick Street. I had a good look through the sample rack, and found lots of things to try on. Unfortunately, they all made me look ridiculous – the sample size is quite large, and the cut did me no favours. Some literally made me laugh out loud. I did, however, find one dress that I loved AND fitted well... it might not be one of the light, summery dresses I had in mind, but it will be good on the cooler days of early Spring, and I will get to wear it next Autumn and Winter, too.
it looks as though there is a peep hole that would reveal my belly button, but that is not the case! Once on, the peep hole is right where it should be, though I will be wearing things underneath.
Finally, I found some new bits to add to my beloved tights and socks collection. These vintage crochet tights were unworn, still in their original packaging, and good as new. I was chuffed to find these, as I couldn't find any crochet or thick lacy tights in Melbs the day before.
I also found these over-the-knee socks at Forever New, and today I got these tights – unworn, still in their packaging – from a Salvos near home. (I can happily thrift most things, even getting over my earlier aversion to thrifted shoes, but could not face wearing pre-loved tights.)
It is absolutely bucketing down now, but it is meant to be fine weather for the next few days, so I hope I can actually wear some of these. I am slowly starting to feel more inspired for Spring...