In an attempt to reduce my shopping and stick to my monthly budget I have sworn off clothes ordering till I lose 20lbs. Weight gain has been another unfortunate side effect of perimenopause – at least that’s what I am blaming it on! So I am back on Jenny Craig for a while – the only diet that I have tried that works every time for me – though obviously keeping the pounds off is my failing. Fortunately they welcome me back with open arms (as long as I open my check book) and I always find it easy to stick to the diet because I see results immediately. It’s New York Fashion Week in a couple of weeks and I have been invited to a party where there will be lots of gorgeous, 20-something year old bloggers, so I need to feel confident and hot (and hopefully look it too!). There is no better incentive to try and lose weight!
So no clothes – that obviously doesn’t mean no shoes or make-up! I am just a little obsessed with footwear right now.
As you all know I adore the Vince Claire pumps. Vince is becoming a brand that I am more and more attracted too – their clothes are casual yet elegant – and they now have a stand alone store here in Atlanta. Well Vince have done it again for me with the Claire in new Fall colors. Personally I am lusting over the ink suede. They will be mine – but maybe not till November time when I can wear them with my grey leather trousers. They also come in black cherry suede, black suede and umber suede. I take between a US 8 and 8.5 and the 8 fits perfectly – a little narrow at first but they stretch to fit after a couple of wears.
(image from www.SamEdelman.com)
Finally there are some great deals on sneakers at J.Crew in their sale. I am smitten by these New Balance and there is an extra 30% off the sale price right now (code SHOPSALE)!
So there you go – a clothes freeze doesn’t mean no shopping:)
Sneakers – New Balance (similar here) // Dress – ASOS // Jacket – J.Crew // Bag – Alexander Wang Rocco