Coveting

Despite how much I want to be more careful with what I spend and only purchase things that I need, there’s still a lot of things that I want. Simply for no reason other than because I want them.

Here are a few of those things

True Rose Gold Shimmer Lip Tar – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics US$17

https://occmakeup.com/collections/lips/products/lip-tar-rtw
Image courtesy of https://occmakeup.com/

True Blue Ring – Reign Sapphires US$5,100

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Image courtesy of https://reignsapphires.com/

Bianca – Christian Louboutin AU$1,195

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Image courtesy of http://asia.christianlouboutin.com/hk_en/shop-online/women.html

Titanium Odyssey Nipple Clicker – Industrial Strength US$216

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Image courtesy of http://www.bodyartforms.com/

 

Fierce Bodysuit – Silent Arrow AU$90

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Image courtesy of http://wearesilentarrow.com/

Obviously the ring and the shoes are a little unobtainable although I do want a pair of Louboutins as my wedding shoes. The others, well they’re manageable in the scheme of things but it really come down to a case of do I want to actually spend money on these items and how will I feel about the decision once I have purchased them?

This is what I need to think about.

 

What are you currently coveting?

Good Pairs Of Jeans Are Hard To Find

You know what really annoys me?

Buying jeans and wearing them and then realising a few months down the track that you have a great big hole in your inner thigh area because, god forbid, your thighs touch.

Why hasn’t anyone made a pair of jeans where this section is reinforced so you don’t need to replace them every few months? It frustrates me because I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I don’t want to contribute to unnecessary landfill and I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on lots of clothing but I’m being forced to because whether I spend $30 on jeans or $400, I still have the same issue. So yes, I do buy the $30 jeans because if I have to replace them every few months at least this way I’m only losing $30. And to be honest I really like these jeans anyway. They are the Cotton On High Rise Skinny jean but it’s still infuriating that it costs more to repair my jeans than to buy a brand new pair.

So if anyone has a great pair of jeans that seem to not tear at the slightest touch I’d love to hear from you!

Project 333

Project 333 has been going around for a while now. The idea is that you wear a combination of 33 items for 3 months.

There are variations to this idea with many people adopting their own rules but the general idea remains the same.

I’m intrigued by it, mostly due to feeling that I already encompass the 33 items (or close to) without trying too hard. So I’m keen to give it a go and see whether my view is accurate or not.

Once the painters have finished I want to do another clean out of my wardrobe and then I’ll be choosing 33 items of clothing to wear to work and on weekends for 3 months. Generally gym gear is not included in the list but I am going to include one outfit because it’s generally what I wear in my down time. I will not be including any type of formal wear so if I have a special event I’ll be using an item that is not part of the 33.

During this time I will also not purchase anything unless one of the items becomes unwearable during the time frame.

I hope this exercise serves as a way to really reiterate to myself that I don’t need multiple items of clothing because I don’t mind wearing the same thing over and again. I already have an unofficial uniform for work so obviously new pieces aren’t that pivotal to me.

I already have a list of items that I know I need in order to really round out my wardrobe but maybe this will help me either refine it or discover pieces that I need that are versatile but still already work with my current offerings. Before starting I know I would like a black leather jacket. I already have one but it’s very thin and suited for summer so I would like one that is warmer. Considering I usually wear jeans I think a black leather jacket would be a good piece to add.

I’m looking forward to this project. I’ll need to wait until after I have surgery and am back at work so I imagine I won’t start until about mid September. It’ll be an interesting time because I’ll need to consider the change in seasons.

Have you completed Project 333 before? What was your experience like? If you have, please link your blog post if you’ve got one in the comments!

 

In My Wardrobe

My wardrobe once again seems to be very full and its making me anxious. There is so much in there that I don’t use and I really need to just let it go and move on. I don’t know how it’s piled up because I don’t feel like I’ve purchased much recently.

What I have noticed though is that there are still key pieces that I am missing that I either never owned to begin with or I got rid of because they no longer fit me.

These are some of the pieces that I would like to add to my wardrobe.

  • Black wool work pants – these need to not have pockets on the side because that is really unflattering on me. I would also like them to be straight leg so I can wear them with boots or heels alike.
  • Black, long-sleeved wool dress – I’d like this to be basic enough that I can wear casually or for work. I don’t mind what sort of neck line it has but I don’t want something that is cut at the waist.
  • Black short sleeve dress – I would like this one to be a bit more dressy that I could wear to weddings and events but still be able to dress down easily enough. Ideally it’d stop a couple inches above my knee and have either a scoop neck or v-neck.
  • Black shorts – these would need to be mid length so my butt-cheeks don’t hang out and long enough that I don’t get thigh chaffing.
  • Black leather loafers – no zips, ribbons, bows, buttons or any sort of embellishment. Just plain black, leather, slip on shoes.
  • Sheer black top – I don’t want that mesh/fishnet material but I want something that is dark enough to not be obviously sheer but still get hints of what is on underneath.

You’ll notice a bit of a trend here and that is that everything I want is black. This is for a couple of reasons – 1. It’s easier to mix and match clothing when they are all the same colour and 2. I don’t wear colour.  I’ve never been a fan of colour and always feel more comfortable in dark, neutral tones.

It’s been surprisingly difficult to find these items. I want to buy good quality investment pieces but I don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune on them. Ideally I’d like them to be made in Australia using Australian fabrics and accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.

The good thing is that I don’t immediately need these items so I have time to shop around and wait for sales. It’s been fun researching because I’ve also come across a number of designers that I’ve never encountered before and whilst I can’t afford most of their pieces it’s good to know that they are there if I ever need them.  Being this specific has also made me question whether I really need an item if I find something similar but not exactly what I want and truth be told, most of the time I don’t.

I’ve also started being really realistic about my clothing style. It’s best described as simple. I don’t have a work uniform but I’ve given myself one. In winter – black Cotton On jeans, black Rollie shoes, black Cotton On long sleeve top, black Cotton On singlet underneath and either a black Seed jumper or a black Cue jumper. In summer the only thing that changes is that the black long sleeve top becomes a short sleeve top and I may wear a black Asos skirt instead of the jeans with a pair of black Wittner heels. Because my work wardrobe is so basic it means that my weekend wardrobe has become that way now. I’ve realised that I don’t need all the different coloured tops I’ve kept just in case because realistically I’m not going to wear it.

But there is one part of my wardrobe that I can’t seem to let go of and that is my shoes. I have pairs of beautiful heels that I just don’t wear that I can’t bear to let go of. I know I should but I have such an attachment to them that I don’t want to let them go. So I’ve decided that’s ok – provided I let go of other pieces that I’m holding on to for no reason other than it cost a lot of money at the time.

 

What’s your wardrobe item you can’t bear to let go even though you never wear it?