Back to school again. Very depressing and not helped by the wet, windy weather outside. The tree is down, the decorations are packed away and it’s time to face the January blues. Goodness … what a downbeat start to this post. To cheer myself up, I think it’s time to take a look at some of my purchases in the US.
I didn’t really have a wish list for my trip. I decided that I would visit the shops and if anything took my fancy then I would purchase. The only thing that I definitely wanted to buy was a warm puffa style coat complete with a hood. Not dissimilar to the ones I discussed in my post on winter coats some months ago. But, having enthused about daughters in my last post, this time it’s hurray for sisters! No shopping needed, as this was waiting for me under the tree. What a good sister she is and she’s clearly paid attention to Flaky. It’s the perfect colour, a sort of champagne/ blush shade which means it can be worn without worrying about a flaking scalp. No doubt you’ve all been bored silly by my droning on about how it’s good not to wear the same as everyone else, and in a sea of black and navy shades, it’s nice to look a bit different. The sister concurred; having travelled throughout Boston and NY with me in my new coat, she decided that it was time to retire her black one and ordered the same coat for herself in the sales. Just as well we don’t live close to each other!Wearing it on my hols
|Love the length as it doesn't dwarf an already small frame|
Modelling it at home
|Perfect colour to camouflage a flaky scalp|
For Irish people, Gap was always the first stop whenever we visited the UK or the US, as it only arrived in Dublin a few years ago. Recently however, I had become rather disillusioned with Gap. Whilst great for jeans, the colour palette was generally rather gloomy and I became very bored by the endless rails of black, grey and white stock. In Boston however, it was a veritable feast of neons and brights. Whilst I accept that I could have purchased some of these items in Dublin, frankly I very much doubt I would have got them for these prices. This jumper was $12; that’s about €8. Not a chance that I would have scored that bargain at home. Made of 100% cotton, there is no danger of it irritating the skin and whilst the blue shade is possibly a little darker than I would normally wear, I decided to go mad entirely and buy it – last of the big spenders, that’s me!
This Eversoft Stripe Circle Hem sweater is not available online in the grey and yellow that I purchased, but the picture will give you an idea of what it looks like. It’s a longer style than I would normally wear and having tried it with a few outfits, I’ve decided it only really works with grey skinnies and wedge trainers. (I would post a pic, but it’s going through the laundry process – a good sign that it’s already been worn) It’s soft, comfortable and wonderfully bright for these darker January days.
|A better colour for sufferers of psoriasis|
Sticking with the bright theme, I also picked up this scarf. Love, love, love it! I don’t possess a single lime green item in my wardrobe, but with a myriad of grey jackets and long cardigans/coatigans at my disposal, I have no doubt but that this will get plenty of wear.
Despite vowing that I would purchase some sexy boyfriend jeans, I actually came home without any. I could pretend that I didn’t like the style or that I couldn’t find the right shade. The truth is that I was cold, my skin was very irritated by the severe drop in temperatures and I quite simply couldn’t bear the thought of trying on jeans. Not to worry! Boyfriend jeans aren’t going anywhere and I will definitely be tackling the tricky issue of how to wear them over the coming months.
On Friday, I will bring you the rest of my purchases. I can never resist a nice jacket … in this case, there were three that I couldn’t resist, so as soon as I line up my photographer pal, I will take the pictures and post them for you to see.
See you on Wednesday for the usual Wish … right now, my wish would be a fortnight in the Caribbean! Have a good Monday