Targeted ads are like a shopping list for the stuff you sort of want but do not remotely need.
I know people always say time flies by, the last year has rushed past them, no idea how it was all over so fast etc. It is cliche, but when you have a baby and are a student, there really is no way to avoid living and embodying it. Yesterday was my last exam, now I just have to wait for all the results to come in, for essays to be graded. And another semester is over, on to the next one.
So while I catch my breath (not really, I signed up to help out with some research) I want to reflect on the clothes I wore, wore out, bought, discarded and kept. Because I always remember what & where & how I wore, clothes really are a way to stop time ticking away so madly, to repeat good moments, to make them last. Actually it´s a bit weird to ruminate so much over clothes, but this is admittedly one of the few hobbies I have.
My favourite thing from 2018 was a navy shoulder bag from &Other Stories off eBay. I use it almost every day, it goes with everything I own, it´s casual enough, but doesn’t look out of place in a theatre or a nice restaurant. But there were other great finds too, sadly outweighed by a double amount of mistakes that have no place to return to (because eBay). But this was also the year I finally wore jeans again, mainly due to the fact that I lost weight and felt comfortable enough in them, plus at my Uni people tend to under-dress so much, that being elegant makes you stand out immediately. And not in a good way, I should add. So dressing down is a skill I need to re-learn for this coming year. Or not, but it has made me feel really unpleasantly self-conscious to be mistaken for a teacher a few times.
As I start day-dreaming of the end to this grey wet winter, while staring at pale sky-blue summer dresses, here is the list of all the good clothes I got out of 2018:
- &Other Stories navy bag
- Acne Canada scarf in navy
- COS navy summer dress
- TOAST crinkle cotton maxi dress
- H&M jeans (the first pair of jeans in 10 years!)
- H&M black ankle boots
- white Converse Chucks
- Sandro Ferrone navy + brown poplin dresses
- brown cotton poplin midi skirt
- Jill Sander+Uniqlo white shirt
- Gossard Glossies bras (will be repurchasing these forever)