Spring Wishlist

CecileCopanhagen Dress, Zazbukey Earrings, Dress, Etre CecileTee, Castaner Espadrille, Zara Bomber

Happy Spring!

After a week of heavy showers and storms, which I enjoyed but they seemed out of place and time, the sun is back on a wide blue sky.
The temperature is also rising and although I’ll be sad to hide away my heavy coats, I’m excited to start playing with the new season’s clothes.
I might even have to go shopping. My mind is already daydreaming of holidays near nature, be that the country or the seaside.
Lately, however, I started thinking of the benefits of buying less but more targeted. We live in such a commercialised and consumerism obsessed era and fast fashion is a great temptation.
Of course, I’ll never stop buying from the high street. I don’t think I would be able to, to be honest. But saving those few pounds each month for a bigger buy might be worth the wait.
These are my plans and if not for now at least for the future. It’s always great I think to have goals to be working towards.
Who knows, even taking this little step could contribute in the big staircase towards living more sustainably.
All this ended up of course, with me browsing web shops and daydreaming of the clothes I could be wearing this Sunday morning if only they were in my closet.
I think I might dress up and take a stroll in the sun.

Enjoy your first day of Spring! 

The Bomber Jacket

Brown Fashion - Vetements

My sister with the bluntness that sometimes only children and teenagers can have, once told me, that I  could never look cool. In an instant my hopes and dreams of emulating that certain “je ne sais quoi” of the stylish French girls vanished into thin air. Why, I asked, trying to understand and get some insight. Maybe I'd be able to fix it. She replied, saying that I always managed to make everything I was wearing look a bit stiff and preppy; that you could  actually see I was trying to look a lot cooler than I felt.

After considering this for a while, I was able to find the truth in it. I wasn’t yet that comfortable with my style and hadn’t really developed it to the point where I could prance about in the city exhuming ease and confidence. 

I didn’t give up, though. I certainly don’t believe that I am “cool” now but I know that I’ve grown much more confident with my sartorial choices and that isn’t just because I became more comfortable in my own skin, but also because I kept trying.

I kept on wearing those clothes that proved that I was trying. It's true, I might have been standing out more than others but that slowly led me in developing a sense of who I truly was or at least in what clothes I felt most myself in.

I still try to look cool. Everybody does I guess in some way or another. Cool is being yourself they say, and I couldn’t agree more but I’m pretty sure that everybody looks even cooler when they’re being themselves and at the same time, are enwrapped in a bomber jacket.

Yes, I know. Groundbreaking. It proves however that a trend is born for a reason and can serve a very noble purpose, as in making me look (or making me think that I look) a tiny bit more like an off-duty model. Perhaps it’s a sort of placebo. All I know is that for me it works so maybe you should try it too.

Both pictures via Pinterest

My only problem now is deciding on just one. I have my eyes on a khaki one but I’d also love an embroidered one (and a pink one, and how about a metallic one?) which can transform a simple outfit in an instant.