Something for the weekend

SFTW: Macaroni cheese and capsule wardrobes

November 15, 2015

capsule wardrobe

Happy Sunday! This weekend a group of friends from university came over, in theory to see me, but really to cuddle Thomas. And as Rose said, it really is such a nightmare to find time when we’re all free these days – even though I’m not sure why as I feel like I never actually do anything. Does that happen to anyone else?

Anyway, in the old, pre-baby days, I would have spent days preparing an elaborate lunch for us. This time, we had macaroni cheese with roast chicken and salad. Simple, but so, so good – who doesn’t like macaroni cheese? (In case you’re wondering, here’s my recipe.) Also, in the spirit of not trying to do it all, I asked my friends to bring dessert so that I had one less thing to worry about. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, people!

Speaking of cooking, did you see a genius way to cook dinner on A Cup of Jo? I always plan meals ahead, usually when I’m doing my online shop for the week. It’s not that I’m super-organised, but the idea of having to decide what’s for dinner every day and then buying ingredients just sounds so stressful. Even though I love going to the supermarket, I have zero desire to do so with two kids in tow, so online is the way for me at the moment. Does anyone go to the supermarket any more?

In other news, this week I’ve mostly been fantasising about a capsule wardrobe again. Remember ages ago when I wrote about getting started? Well, pregnancy and a new baby kind of got in the way of all that. But when Anna from Vivianna Does Make-up talked about her capsule wardrobe recently I became obsessed with the idea all over again.  Caroline from Unfancy (whose blog inspired Anna) sums up how I feel about my wardrobe at the moment: ‘I started wondering why I was keeping a closet stuffed with mediocre clothes I didn’t love/wear. And I also started wondering why I kept spending money on mediocre clothes I didn’t wear because they didn’t fit/look right.’

I feel like I’ve spent loads of money on clothes recently but I don’t actually like most of them and then I keep thinking that I should buy fewer, better quality things but I don’t even know where to begin. So I’ve been re-reading lots of her blog posts again and I’m looking forward to starting this workbook. It helps you figure out what you actually spend your time doing (for me: working from home and hanging with kids) so that you can buy clothes to suit that lifestyle (and not sequinned trousers, unfortunately). Now, if only I could find some time to actually sit down and work through it…

What do you think? Are you tempted by a capsule wardrobe?

P.S. Five great ankle boots, how to dress down in style, and why you need a trench coat.

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