Pixie Market wish list

Today was a delicious rainy day in South Africa – the perfect kind of day for some virtual window shopping.  (I chose not to think about the Rand-Dollar exchange rate.)

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Molly Goddard

I may be a bit late to this party, but I saw an image of Susie Bubble on Instagram, wearing a Molly Goddard dress, and I fell a little in love.  I have a thing for tulle myself – the pretty-prettiness of it – and Molly Goddard’s dresses are full fantasy and wild feminine abandon.

I think I’d go with ultimate contrast – wearing the sweetest of tulle dresses with sneakers, jeans, and old t-shirts – to downplay all that whimsy.

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Susie Bubble

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ASOS did a collaboration with Molly a while back (which sadly I missed).  Hopefully there is another coming soon.  The dresses were sheer, delicate and the ultimate layering items.  The ASOS styling is a little too pretty for me, but Susie’s styling wins, as usual.

As worn by Susie Bubble

A uniform

I’ve been thinking more and more that life would be simpler if I just stuck to a weekday uniform.  I find it more and more difficult to buy clothes these days – harder to find things I really love that are worth shelving out hard earned cash – and although I’ve been fairly ruthless about getting rid of clothes I no longer wear, or that I don’t love wearing, I still have a heap of clothes hanging in my wardrobe (only to default to wanting to throw on the same thing I wore yesterday).

At the moment I just want to wear my current favourite pair of black or dark blue skinny jeans, a white shirt or t-shirt, or a stripey tee, and shoes that match my mood.  We’re lucky with the weather in South Africa, so much of the year, bare arms will suffice.  Weekends and nights out are a different story – hello colour and pattern, and maybe some bare legs – but it’s the daytime version of a man’s suit (or chinos and collared shirt) that I’m dreaming about.

I think these would make a very good place to start – Summer Uniform 101:

Smart black trousers (ZARA)

A white boyfriend shirt that’s not too sheer or too fitted (JCREW)

White shirt with some beautiful detail (ZARA)

Stripey tee (ZARA)

White t-shirt (ZARA)

Oversized grey t-shirt (ZARA)

Stripe funnelneck tank (MADEWELL)

Basic skinny, dark rinse jeans (ZARA)

Coated black skinny jeans (MADEWELL)

Slim boyfriend jeans (MADEWELL)

One in each colour of these basic scoop neck t-shirts (COTTON ON)

Flat smart shoes (ZARA)

Leopard flats (MADEWELL)

White sneakers (ASOS)