January is the month when I get inspired to weed and thin out the bits and bobs that tend to accumulate behind closed doors.
It is very theraputic to look closely and listen to what each item has to offer...is it superfluous, does it still have a purpose, do I love it, can I live without it?
I cannot part with everything...I am a careful collector and exercise due discretion.
I have owned this vintage navy leather handbag for a few years and I have never actually carried it.
When I saw it in a thrift shop it I had to buy it, I love it....the price was low and the quality and details of the bag are gorgeous.
It is a well crafted piece and shows no signs of wear.
compact and ladylike
clip lock at right
clip lock at left
they open up at each end
and the bag can be opened by pushing the two round disks of the closure together
lined in suede
I do not know if I will ever carry this bag
but for some reason I cannot part with it.
This book is another keeper
I have been sorting out my book collection
and have been leafing through my reference books.
how to accessorize
and the basics one might consider when stocking or tweaking the add ons
that can elevate and illuminate
creative playtime for grown ups!
staying chic and shopping smart...
helpful hints keep this book on my shelf
on my agenda this month
I wash my lingerie by hand and it lasts a long time
I prefer to update these pieces once or twice a year
adding to the collection
I look for matching bras and panties that are lacy and feminine
I shop at a small boutique where the sales staff are trained to fit
they know what works for what body type and bring the stock to you
the prices are varied depending on the brand
France and Italy supply lingerie
that offer superior quality and sumptuous designs
I am eager to go shop
but I am in a decluttering and reorganizing phase
making space for some new arrivals.
Do you have a plan of what you will buy?
I look for things that I need first
before I let myself be swayed into purchasing something that is fun and speaks to me.
I do allow myself some fun and frivolous fashions but only after the foundation pieces are found.
What have you seen in the shops that has beckoned to you
did you buy
or did you resist?