It’s a little tradition of mine to treat myself to a new birthday dress, even if I’m not going to wear it on the day. This year it was the With Jean Andy Dress which is such an easy throw-on style I fully intend on wearing throughout Spring and Summer. As you can probably tell, I’m beyond excited it’s finally getting warmer outside again and everything that comes along with it (as long as that doesn’t include another lockdown). This dress, despite the pricetag, was an easy yes because the design ruching is so flattering and because it’s an effortless style I know it’s something I’ll reach for until it falls apart. When you pay that little bit more you’re getting the attention to detail which fast fashion doesn’t allow for.
I’ve been actively trying to invest in pieces I’ll keep forever because A. I can’t fit any more clothes in my room and B. we’re trying to save the planet here. I’ve found as I get older I have less room for the chaos that is finding a new outfit for every weekend and embracing styling in more creative ways. That, and I barely get a chance to dress up anymore – Covid aside. I have definitely been leaning into buying accessories because they can completely change an outfit and are accessible on any budget. I can guarantee you that if you cut out the middle man (cheap & china made that falls apart after a wash) you’ll have a lot more money for boujee pieces you’ll love forever.
With Jean Andy Dress (Similar Here)
ASOS Bag (Similar Here)
In other news, the past couple of weeks have been ridiculously busy, which is why I’ve been a little absent on here. It feels like life is slowly going back to normal, where gigs are happening and making plans doesn’t seem like such an outlandish idea. After the past few months of wavering between normal living and stages of lockdown, I am 100% going to make the most of whatever freedom we have when we have it. Even if this includes the inevitable burnout, break down and existential crisis – it will be worth it.
On that note, I don’t have many weeks left in Auckland before I go home for Christmas. This year I’m making the most of the WFH flexibility and going to spend at least a few at home, and I can’t tell you how much I’m hanging out for it. I’ve been in such a weird funk the past while, craving serious change. A predictable life is not what I’m here for. Usually, it would mean me moving somewhere random, but since travel is off the cards, this trip to Wanaka is going to have to suffice. If it doesn’t, watch me come in real hot with spontaneous and erratic life choices in 2021.