Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be taken back in time? I got that very experience last week when I stepped back in the past… about 15 years. My dear cousin and faithful supporter asked me to help clean out her wardrobe, she did in fact warn me that she was harboring items in that cupboard that she hadn’t worn in over 15 years and to some degree I thought she was joking.
My sister came along, mainly for the laughs and also to help me (I had a feeling it was going to have to be a 2 woman effort) and when we got there I almost didn’t believe it…
Firstly she started with some chokers… yes you read it correctly, chokers that were in fashion somewhere in the mid 90’s. After that I thought my eyeballs were going to bleed at some sparkly blue top that I don’t even remember being in fashion (maybe because I was too young), a dress from a hawaiin party 12 years ago that she kept in case she has to go to another one and then a closet full (and I mean FULL) of clothes that she was holding onto in case she decided she wanted to tend to her garden one day… which will soon all be astro turf. Who knew that one woman could have so many clothes in case she wanted to do some gardening!
Three HUGE black garbage bags later and we had culled her wardrobe to 4 pairs of jeans, 2 long sleeve tops and 3 dresses (and some work stuff), and whilst most women say “I have no clothes”, in this case it actually rings true.
And while I couldn’t get her to throw away some questionable python skin shoes and matching bag (she told me she was storing those in the shed… yes, in the shed) we have set a date for a little shopping spree to update her wardrobe.
On my winter list (and these should be on yours too) are a few items to update your wardrobe. Here are my top 5.
1. Leather skirt… or leather pants… or leather jacket (you get my drift?!)
Helmut Lang leather pants available from www.net-a-porter.com
2. Something in a polka dot pattern, polka dots are big this season.
Sass and Bide have a fabulous polka dot top that I am in love with. www.sassandbide.com.au
3. A FABULOUS knit, in either a bright blue or pink or cream.
Available here – Witchery
4. Ankle boots…the higher the better
Available here – Wittner
5. Something in black and white… Monochrome is having a moment!
Availble here – Witchery
P.S – Special THANKS to my cousin for being a great sport… and letting me write this post xx