Today I woke up on the right side of the bed. It's been one of those days where you just wake up in a great mood, feeling really productive! Definitely something I haven't felt for a while.. So in the interest of not letting it all go to waste, I decided to put all my energy into getting on with those monotonous jobs that are required in order to be a successful (and slightly smug) adult. I cleaned my room, the bathroom, the sitting room and the kitchen. I did my laundry. I bleached the bin. I cleaned out the fridge. In fact, I cleaned everything in the whole goddam place. (Except for my flatmate's room. Cos you know, that would be a bit weird.) So anyway.. when the OCD cleaning (yeah thanks for that, Mother) was all finished and I'd made sure that everything was looking all nice and shiny, I started to think about the next most important thing to any proper grown-up.. my wardrobe.
With the sunshine beginning to make a semi-regular appearance, I've started to think a lot more now about warm weather clothes and how to build up a wardrobe for the new season without emptying out my bank balance in Zara. Although I'm trying to go too mad with new purchases, I have updated some of my basic t-shirts with new ones from The White T-Shirt Co. (I promise I'll post outfit photos soon you can see them on!) But in general I'm trying to exercise a little restraint because I've got pieces from last year, (like my Uniqlo gingham trousers), that I still love and know I'll end up living in over summer!
So far I think I'm doing ok though and I've managed to be quite careful, but I have got some new purchases to share! One thing I have been doing lately though is finding a few key pieces for a lot less than I expected to pay. Namely these Birkenstocks that I managed to get my hands on in TK Maxx for only £25! I've been a fan of Birks for a long time now, and I've had my last pair for a good five or six years. But since they're a glossy red, I thought the matte black would be a nice new addition. They're so comfy and easy to slip on and off, they make the perfect beach shoe.. but then are smart enough to shove on with a dress. They didn't have any of the double strap ones, but since I've got very narrow feet, I thought they might look a bit strange on me anyway! So I'm sticking with the single straps for now. What about you? Have you started sorting out your summer wardrobe yet?