Rosemary Mac Cabe

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What I bought – the austerity edition

Of late, I’ve noticed a definite change in my spending – although it’s not brought on by any huge change in my own fiscal situation, I’ve begun to err on the side of caution when purchasing rather than throwing all …

Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 14:30

   

Of late, I’ve noticed a definite change in my spending – although it’s not brought on by any huge change in my own fiscal situation, I’ve begun to err on the side of caution when purchasing rather than throwing all abandon to the wind and pressing “checkout” a couple of times a day. In part, I blame Pinterest for granting me the ability to “pin” things into my personal shopping list, to be reviewed at a later date; I also blame my OCD tendency to desire minimalism and Muji-esque zen in my living quarters (something I fear I am never to achieve); lastly, I suppose I could think myself to be maturing. I leave that until last as it seems most unlikely. In any case, here’s what I bought this week: practical, wearable, maybe unexciting? But already wardrobe staples, and isn’t that better than nothing?

Here’s a blurry dress from Marks & Spencer‘s petite range that I bought yesterday on Henry St. As I am not petite, it is somewhat sexier and shorter on me. But I love it. Worn today with pink tights, brown ankle boots and a brown belt. And, of course, a denim shirt. Here’s a close-up:

Stretchy, jersey material – and machine-washable! (I think I aged 20 years typing that sentence.)

Grey leather Converse from Office. Again, these aren’t about to knock anyone’s socks off but they’re a modern take on a classic – I took the chance to eschew regular canvas for high-class leather, and this slate grey was just begging to be taken home. I have a pair in navy but find they seem to jar with certain blue jeans … now, where did I put my Credit Union book?

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