I am a tad OCD. I refuse to put my trainers, boots or everyday handbag in my room, as I believe them to be too dirty. I use them routinely and I do not like the idea of dirt or germs entering – strange I know. All the shoes in my closet have to be sanitised before being placed.
I say wardrobe but it is more of a fancy rail. I love the style of it; it gives a real ease to organisation. Although I have a week’s worth of laundry awaiting me, I have enough clothes hung up to create a painting of my style. I am very neutral. Occasionally I welcome colour and perhaps the odd form of print.
You cannot see all my dresses in the photo, but I have 9 plain black one’s. As I went through my decluttering, I tried my hardest to practice minimalism, yet they are so handy. Basic white and black shirts are also essential and I have a variety in different texture.
People say that I am not very casual. My sister used to laugh at me because she said it always looked like I was heading to an office. I am a girly girl and love my dresses and since admiring Audrey, I have a thing for Capri pants.
However, since cutting my hair, I have been trying to go more towards edgy. I find my inspiration from Old Hollywood and usually old 90’s films – not that my fashion is really 90’s. I will one day watch Sophia Loren and then spend a month with thick eyeliner and bold brows. Then I will put on Breakfast at Tiffany’s and be influenced by that. It is forever changing – if I see someone confident with this amazing athletic look for example, I will then aim for that image. Always with my own taste though – I never stray far from simplicity.
Who doesn’t adore a good jumper? My chest of drawers is quite deep, so I can fold them away along with my scarves. Why do I have scarves I am not sure? Even in winter, they barely touch my skin. Probably admiring the idea more than the practicality – I refuse to believe that they are practical.
I am not a huge jewellery or accessories fan. Be that as it may, I am desperate to buy more hats. I can just about brush my hair let alone style it, therefore hats can help right? I have an actual jewellery box which is quite small, so I use this box to store away pieces that I have collected throughout the years.
Some of you may know, but I have had 6 scoliosis surgeries and it has left me walking at a slight angle. The heels on my shoes end up going diagonal – before surgery it was horrendous. I think that is why I am not a shoe person either. I have had to throw away some beautiful pairs, as the heels have become a mess. Wedges are perfect for me.
My favourite childhood film is The Parent Trap. For anyone who remembers, the twins Halle and Annie have these old metal boxes, where they keep memories and photos etc. That metal Eiffel Tower box in my room came from a collection of biscuits I bought in Paris. It is now my memory box.
The glass squirrel is my most treasured possession. My Grandmother gave it to me before she passed away from cancer. As a kid, I scribbled on everything and was really bad at taking care of things (that has not quite changed), so the squirrel is one of the last pieces I have from her. In addition, there is perfume and I do not wear it.
I know – I don’t like much. It looks pretty on my dressing table. I guess I forget to use it. I end up saying I’ll save it for a special occasion”, before you know, I am spraying it in my bathroom to create a nice smell as I go in the bath with my bath bombs.
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