English only today.
One of the things we in the first world got accustomed to is the availablilty of products. Sstrawberries in winter. Roses around the year. As a garden enthusiast (though for quite some time now one without a garden) or better a plant enthusiast I love the seasons. And things are more precious when they are only available for a short time.
I don’t love winter. Winter comes with the rest of the seasons in a set. A bit like a gatecrashing guest. But that makes spring all the lovelier. I love the white carpet of the anemone nemorosa in our beech woods, the lush pink Japanese cherry blossoms, green leaves in general. The scents of a hyacinth field. The dainty lilies-of-the-valley.
One of the hatmakers I admired for quite a while, Frollein von Sofa
made this lovely ode to spring. Last week I showed it with darker tones. A highland fling in a wiggle dress.
This time I paired my hat with much airier colours. Light greens – a pale pea and a soft pistachio and a striking contrast with the pinkish tartan bag.
The dress comes with pockets. And though I don’t love polka dots the way I used too I really like this one (and its white friend
). It is a spring dress
, worn with a spring hat. I bought both last year.
Last year I was on quite a bit of a shopping spree. Since the beginning of the year I keep a wardrobe diary so that I’ll keep track of the things I wear and how often I do so. Most of us have come across the tip to turn the hangers around once you have worn something. But for me that wasn’t enough. I wanted to know how much mileage my things get.
I had to make a list first. And yes, I was surprised I have so many things. Dresses mainly. It is nice to have a lot of pretty frocks but it doesn’t really make you a happier person. Or more content. Though I don’t struggle with that. I love clothes. I come from a family of collectors. China, radios, clocks, art, books, plants. Or clothes, shoes, hats and other accessoires. But at some point it got a bit out of hand. So right now I try to focus.
I got a lot of amazing things. But I want to give my things a bit more mileage. And I still have a few things you haven’t seen here on the blog yet. And yes – I have plans to buy a few things to add to my wardrobe.
Dress: Audrey Tarragon Green by LindyBop
hat: Enie by Frollein von Sofa
cardi: cropped cashmere by Boden Clothing
heels: CCC Shoes
scarf: no name