I have been processing this 5 Piece French Wardrobe concept in my mind, and, of course, I have fallen off the wagon spectacularly within days of deciding it could work for me!
However, my essentials and basics are in good shape, so I did stay on track by purchasing (for me) slight statement-y / special pieces to work with my essentials.
Metalicus Mali Long Sleeve Jacket. This jacket is light weight and has snaps on the shoulder and the side. It can snapped closed so it creates a cowl neck and drapes, it can be worn open and it can be worn as in the picture. Versatile, dramatic but softened by being black and white. I had been eyeing this since it came out a short while ago.
Zara Brogue Ankle Boots in Navy. I have decided to move my cobalt boots on as they just were not doing it for me. These caught my eye and I loved the navy tone, the patent finish and just the overall look of the boot. I don't have anything like these. And they will work nicely with my slowly growing collection of navy items. They are a lower contrast than the cobalt (and not black) and I think this will make them a very positive addition to my wardrobe. In fact, I am wearing them today with an orphaned pair of navy ponte skinny pants:)
Zara Long Knit Cardigan in Navy. This fits more into my essentials category. It's a typical garment for me, but I don't have anything like this in navy. It can be worn as in the picture, or the lapel can be draped upward and secured at the neck to create a more funnel type neckline as shown in the other pics attached to the Find. I wore it that way yesterday and I LOVED it.
So, this post is really about accountability!! I have done enough shopping in the past two months, much of it funded by birthday money (the Metalicus jacket was purchased using a gifted voucher) but there are only so many days in a year right??
My goal is to move more to the 5 Piece French Wardrobe (5PFW) concept starting in August. I need to replace my black skinny jeans (they died) - these are a wardrobe essential for me and as we move into Spring, my ponte skinny pants will be too warm - and Metalicus have a great Super stretch Jegging in Black. I would like to purchase a pair at the end of August, and I would like them to be my only
purchase in August. I am also looking at spending more on these than I would have in the past, hopefully attaining a better quality item that will stand the amount of wear they will get.
So, I am happy to be kept accountable:) Feel free to ask the hard questions if I weaken, and to encourge me as I resist the temptation of so many lovely things that I don't need :) BTW, I don't want this to be too ridged, it still needs to allow for some flexibility, but ultimately I see it being a good way for me to operate.
Thanks for reading!
Ps.. LynD if you are reading, forgive me! I had a last minute opportunity to go the Melbourne on Monday and managed to wangle a drive by Chadstone:)