Although I’m on an unofficial Low Buy/No Buy season, I don’t want to restrict myself too much, because that would just be an excuse for me to binge-shop later. So when I see something I like and fill some sort of hole in my closet, I’ll get it. It helps that my closet is reasonably well stocked now and there are few things I still want, especially in terms of winter clothes. Take this short-sleeve sweater, for example – I’m always on the lookout for more 1940s tops, but I only bought it because of the collar and the cutout design around the shoulders. Brooches, of course, remain my one weakness, and when I saw this chain brooch, I had to snap it up immediately. The only problem is that I can’t untangle the chain and it’s driving me crazy!
At the risk of sounding like the most basic ever, beige really is my color. Or, more exactly, it’s my light neutral color. Pure white is too harsh on my skin, and while cream/ivory works too, there’s something about beige that really balances out my yellow undertone and makes me look not so sallow or pale anymore – and this top is a prime example of that (yes, it’s an entire beige outfit, but I’m talking about things close to my face.) However, as I tend to reach for darker colors, plus pure white are always the go-to light neutral in most shops, I don’t have a lot of beige tops in my closet. I need to remember this the next time I reach for yet another white broderie anglaise top.