Tomorrow is my 37th birthday.
It’s been a rough week at home, we all had colds and Anna was found underweight which brought massive anxiety and lots to deal with.
I don’t feel like complaining, though. She is now eating better and more, I received a sweet birthday gift from an (almost) 97-year-old friend, and last night I actually slept close to 7 hours.
Plus I have a few birthday goodies I’ve squirreled away.
Tomorrow I’d like to treat myself to a little DIY project (paint and glue gun) for Anna’s room and a celebratory lunch with the husband. Life is good.
When I heard about the concept of capsule wardrobe I was immediately intrigued. The promise is to simplify deciding what to wear and packing, yet the challenge is collecting just the right kind and amount of stuff.
With this idea on the back of my mind I’ve put together a few things for my personal capsule wardrobe.
I have to say I’ve been pretty pleased with the results and the amount of wear I’m getting out of these items.
As I’m not working at the moment I even have the privilege of considering badass boots and a leather skirt (both from Zara) as basic wear-everywhere items.
Yesterday we went to Geneva to get baby Anna her Italian passport. I managed to go shopping for about an hour and ended up buying a leather skirt from Zara.
In Switzerland women are given a $200 allowance as an incentive to breastfeed.
While I was doing just that, I had many hours to daydream about how I would spend that bonus money. Clearly the best investment is always shoes!
I ended up buying the three things I really get the most out of: jeans (J Crew Matchstick jeans in classic rinse), flats (J Crew Janey in patent red) and my second pair of snow boots (vintage Sorels).
If, like me, you’ve been obsessed with Donna Wilson’s awesome style but have been put off by the price tag, here’s some news that might make your day.
It was so hard to pick just one. I’m so excited I finally bought the cute birdy walk scarf in blue.
Saturday morning we took advantage of a break in the constant snowing and headed down the mountain to buy our first Christmas tree.
It still has only lights and very few ornaments on (I’m waiting for the delivery of the rest).
The tough part is done, though. I’m glad we didn’t wait because the weather forecast is snow all week!
I’m no doubt a shoes vs purse kind of person. I like my clothes pretty basic, and for me what pulls an outfit together are the shoes. I have plenty of shoes and very few bags. I own one real leather handbag (vintage), which at the ripe age of 36 is a bit underwhelming. So I’ve been on the lookout for a while, but I’m picky about size/handles&straps/price and until last night I wasn’t able to pull the trigger on anything.
I was surfing J Crew’s sale and came across the Copley saddle bag in coral. I found this cute picture on the web with an unusual color combination. Burgundy and coral? Never thought of it before. I love coral but I always considered it a summer color.
So when I came across a real leather handbag on Asos.com, in one of my favorite colors and with all the right straps, for 37 francs, how could I resist?
We’ve made it up north and to the sweater weather. Outside it’s rainy and foggy. I’d say our apartment is a mix of rustic and modern: warm colors (think woods, reds and browns) and modern lines. While we’re waiting for our things to arrive, here are a few pictures for inspiration.