Yes, it's shallow old me again, thinking of nothing but superficial stuff such as clothes and colours and how to mix and match the three new items I added to my wardrobe last week :-)
Those of you who have been readers of my blog for a while probably have heard it before: I love yellow. It has been my favourite colour ever since I was a little girl, and there are bits and pieces of yellow dotted all around my flat. The kettle in the kitchen is vanilla-yellow, my watering can for kitchen herbs is yellow, the towels in my bathroom are yellow, three of the four walls in my bedroom are vanilla, whereas there is as good as no yellow to be seen in my living room (different colour scheme altogether), and rarely in the Third Room.
But in my wardrobe, oh! There, you can find my favourite yellow dress, a vanilla skirt, several tops with yellow in them, my beloved yellow zip-up and, since last week, a daffodil-yellow striped blouse and yellow cardigan.
In fact, I bought two blouses, the one with the yellow stripes and the same model in grey. They are exactly the same as the ones I bought in preparation for my new job, and I am already looking forward to mixing and matching the many items I have now in my business wardrobe (just in case you haven't guessed it by now: I love dressing for different occasions, whether it is business or just cleaning the house, a party or going for a run. Must be all that Barbie-playing I did as a girl.)
Now I have talked so much about those new things; do you want to see them? Here you are:
New cardigan and shirt, old trousers, socks, shoes and handbag.
Again, new cardigan and shirt, old skirt, tights and shoes.
Assorted items from my wardrobe which I will use for the yellow-grey combinations I have in mind. Sadly, for most of them, it is still way too cold outside, but spring WILL be here eventually, I am sure of that - and I'll be ready :-)
(PS: I am one of those people who contribute to the market for cheap clothes thriving, with all the sad consequences this has for the poor people in Bangladesh and elsewhere who waste their lives away in the factories and sweat shops. The cardigan was 7 Euros from H&M, the shirts were 14,95 Euro each, also from H&M, as were the grey trousers and some of the items in the last picture. While I am not proud of that, I tend to shut it out, also knowing that all the big, expensive brands have their clothes made at the same factories and sweat shops as the cheap ones, only that they make a lot more money from them.)