It’s officially the best time of the year. We’re in the final days of the working year, Christmas parties are in full force, and we’re barely in lockdown anymore. Plus, it’s not long until I’ll be boarding a plane out of Auckland. With all the change that’s been happening, it’s going to be nice to put up my feet, and forget about work for a while. But first, I need to pack and I have a mountain of washing to sort through before that happens. Calm before the storm? More like the storm before the calm.
Meshki Maja Shirt + Skirt
Mi Piaci Shoes (similar here)
ASOS Hoops (similar here)
There’s nothing I love wearing more in summer than linen. Partly because I love the look, and mostly because I overheat easily (Tis’ the season of strictly wearing bikini tops around the house). Light is best, and this set from Meshki is already a summer staple of mine because it’s so easy to style, especially as a set. Over a bikini during the day, or layered with a blazer for a night out. Chuck on some gold jewellery and you look like you’re off for to wander Lake Como. Or, if you’re like me, wear this set with some creeper-esk shoes to tone down the femininity.
I hit my savings goal for the year back at the start of September which was possibly the worst (or best?) timing, and I’ve pretty much bought a whole new wardrobe since. Unnecessary? Yes – especially if you saw the mountain of clothes I can’t fit into my draw. But, honestly, the visits from the courier have been the only excitement in my week during lockdown so I still reckon it’s been worth it. Especially now that things are opening up, plans are going ahead and I have a whole new wardrobe to wear. Just fashion blogger things, I guess?
In saying that, I can’t stress how excited I am for the year to come. I don’t know whether it’s because I have a big holiday coming up, or because it’s finally feeling like summer, but I have all this newfound motivation to get everything done I’ve been putting off this year. Travelling is off the cards for a while (knowing my luck, I’d end up getting stuck overseas with Covid), so I’m now going to focus on making life in Auckland the best it can be. Starting with decorating. I’ve lived in my house for three years now and my room still looks like I could leave any minute. Old habits die hard.