So it’s been two weeks since I’ve been off work and I have to say, I’m really getting used to it. This is a bad thing, because I will eventually have to go back to work, probably sooner than later. I’m walking a very fine line; I want to enjoy my time off as much as I possibly can, but I don’t want to enjoy it too much, so much that I never want to work again. As supportive as Will is being right now, he won’t want to bankroll my life of leisure for very long.
But in the meantime, I am wholeheartedly enjoying myself. Today involved lunch with some former colleagues(one of whom wants me to join his team, so I’m going to call it a business lunch), shopping for McVitie’s Rich Tea Biscuits and dark chocolate in advance of making a chocolate biscuit cake tomorrow, some browsing in Williams Sonoma and some shoe stores, macarons from Café MoRoCo (I prefer the ones at La Bamboche), a bang trim at my hairdresser’s new digs, and of course a pitstop at Anthropologie.
(I can’t maintain this lifestyle of lunches, coffee, shopping, and macarons, unless I win the lottery or find myself a sugar daddy right now. Anyone know any available ones?)
With that kind of incentive, I had to stay a while and try on a few things.
Billowing Stitches Cardigan by Knitted & Knotted, Size S. I thought this might be a nice lightweight summer sweater, but it was just a disaster. Definitely billowing. Pass.
Diamond Lattice Dress by Moulinette Soeurs, size 6. This dress was insanely staticky, so I had to request some static guard to get it to hang properly. It’s a little bit shapeless, but I love the colour and the pattern. It’s also different from what I usually wear, and I could stand to leave my comfort zone every now and then.
When I expressed my concern about the shapelessness to the SA Laila (Leila? Layla?), she went to find me a belt. This one worked perfectly, to be worn with the buckle in the back under a cardigan or in front without the cardi. (I would like to link to it, but I can’t find it on the Anthro website.) With the belt, I really like the dress, and I definitely have to consider it further. It’s a great light piece for spring/summer. But I can’t consider it too long, because it will probably disappear from stores quickly.
Spring/summer still seems to be a long way off, but it gave me a chance to wear one of my favourite pieces again.
There are those damn leggings again, but a lady of leisure must always be comfortable.