Well, that went quickly!
Josh and I were both off from work again, and the weather was hot but beautiful. On Saturday, I had my bi-annual epic hair straightening appointment (have been Japanese straightening since 2007 — it takes ~4 hrs, but pays dividends in basically effortless hair over the following 6 month period). We celebrated by buying a new bed (so long, mattress from 1996 and cranky IKEA frame!) and eating at The Fed.
Yesterday = pool, Target, and a playdate-dinner out. Probably too much eating out in one 48 hour period (our July Restaurant budget is already hurting) but it was fun.
I tackled one minor project I had wanted to get to for some time: listing the items in my summer wardrobe, which is pretty much a capsule by default (because I’ve donated so much, my list came to 37 items . . . which is supposed to be fairly minimal by some standards, right?). This was really fun but it seriously awakened me to the fact that:
1) I have almost no work clothes that are in good condition and that I love
2) My shoes are all starting to fall apart. (This makes sense since I wear the same few pairs allllll the time and they are several years old, but I really hadn’t made the realization).
Sooooo I am on a minor mission to address these shortcomings of my wardrobe. I still want to keep it minimal (looking to replace rather than add, for the most part), but it was really helpful to finally write out what I have. This will stop me from buying more casual things (which are fun to buy, but really — I don’t need them!) and has reinforced my suspicions that I do actually wear the same 5 things to work every week, which is starting to get a little old.
Ideas from recent Boden catalogue (though I will wait for a discount code / free shipping offering before considering an order placement).