My capsule wardrobe basics quest has picked up again this week with another old faithful, the best Tan Handbag. I have been obsessing so much about interiors and decorating since we moved here that my wardrobe has gone to seed! My daily uniform of paint splashed leggings and oversized T-shirt has become very uninspiring indeed. When I do venture outside I have been sticking to classic grey sweaters though, I picked up two from Gap and a sale bargain from Principles that is semi casual but flattering. I edited out all other colours apart from one black mohair number that is such a fluffy delight it has to stay!So I guess my capsule wardrobe at this stage is more about finding the things I always come back to. selecting the best, then paring down. This weeks discoveries – my go-to bag is always tan – it has to be leather (there is one canvas one in my selection as I thought it had great shape and style) – smart, slouchy or clutch. As with grey, I find tan goes with everything – has more character than black and can be dressed up or down. I have one from Mimi Berry that is really simple with a turquoise silk inside that always puts a smile on my friends faces when they catch a glimpse of it, one Edina Ronay that was picked up in TK Maxx (it’s now battered but I love its well travelled markings), one from Massimo Dutti a couple of years ago that has gold studs around the edges barely visible but a nice surprise, and the Accessorize one featured below.Here are some lovely finds if you are also looking for a great tan bag. Which is your favourite?
All images and their original links can be found on my Pinterest likes page here for any of the bags click above x
This midweek means another fab four items shared from my curated Etsy pages, today they are all from my Nicely Nude collection.
Today’s lovelies clockwise from top left are Jane – Leather Pouch in Cameo Pink - Gift Shop Brooklyn, Vanilla Buttercream Sugar Scrub Cubes – Oh Yum, Light pink brown floral cotton round pillow – Original Boutique, Typewriter Hello Card – Quill and Fox.
You might have seen that I have started my Record the Day posts again, I like to keep a creative reminder of my days this way, and for organisation I try to write daily lists in my diary for all the things I need to get done in a day. An attempt to stop my wandering and procrastinating! For this I use the beautiful Plooms Pen (I think I have mentioned them before) that I was given as a gift. So bright and colourful, each colour is inspired by a different person – excited by my favourites I have put together these little collages of a room and a treat that remind me of each pen. I have the ‘Miss Pickering’ Purple.
Hello and happy weekend to you, just popping in to share some outtakes from the photos that I took for my Lace necklace DIY – featured in Mollie Makes Magazine this month. I was so excited to be asked to write an article and create something pretty. The fabric paint colours were mixed down to match my inspiration – the lovely water coloured sea tones in the coastal scene below. I hope you like!