New Year’s Resolution 1.1 is completely out the window, I didn’t even pause to think about it as I dashed for my cupboard to start the Wardrobe Makeover. The reason I have the perfect excuse to embark on an epic shopping spree? I have a New Job and every girl knows that a New Job means a complete wardrobe overhaul!
This doesn’t just mean spending the morning going around the shops and buying a few jumpers and skirts, this means a whole project! This is not only my first new job in just over four years, which in itself would be a good enough reason for an all-out shopping spree, but it also classifies as a Very Cool Job. I will be working in Mayfair at a company where everyone looks super polished and stylish at all times. I will be working in the company of females who care about their appearances and I can’t wait! No more extremely male-dominated IT where it doesn’t really matter how I look! This means that I have every valid reason to put extra effort into my wardrobe and have an on-going perfect excuse to shop – I have to look good and be fashionable for my job.
So back to Project: New Wardrobe. I have decided the best way to tackle this and make sure I do it properly is to start off with a complete analysis on everything I have. I have told myself I have to be brutal and throw away anything I don’t wear and that doesn’t go with anything else (I have a terrible habit of buying something just because I love it and must have it even if I have absolutely nothing to wear with it!). Once that is done I will then have cleared the clutter and will have a list of What Must be Bought which I can then work to fit the budget. Organised shopping – it’s the way forward!
The best part of this all is the timing! It has all happened in February which we all know is Fashion Week. Hot on the heels of Fashion Week? FASHION WEEKEND!! London’s biggest and best sample sale! I have booked the first day of it off work so I have a full day to shop and to make sure I get there before the masses have the chance to buy everything! I normally come out of there with masses anyway, at least this time I won’t feel too guilty!
Me being me, I want to go and buy everything all at once but this time I am going to be sensible (believe it or not that word is actually in my vocabulary!) and take my time buying everything otherwise I may miss out on some spectacular deals! It also gives me a valid reason to be spending all my spare time browsing clothes on the internet. London has so many shopping options that I find it hugely helpful and time saving if I see what is online at the stores first and then go and try it on!
Today, armed with my list of What Must Be Bought, I am heading for Bicester Village to look for a black coat and accessories. According to my Fashion bible, Vogue, it is the best place to buy scarves at knockdown prices and I may even pick up a few pairs of shoes! I’ve never been before and have been planning to go for ages so what better time than now!
So it is off shopping I go, comfy yet stylish shoes on, outfit that is easy to get in and out of for trying stuff on and, most importantly, armed with my List and Credit Card! Yay!!