Megan Amey
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Vignette Journal

A lifestyle blog and photo journal by Megan Amey

Posts tagged Lifestyle
Current Wardrobe Situation & Moodboard

And it really is a situation. I don't have room for an actual wardrobe in my apartment, so I currently have a rail in our bedroom: (not the most glamorous photos, I know...but lets be real)

To the left of the cubby hole thing is Harrys smarter clothing (i.e. shirts, trousers, ties), and then everything else is mine. These are ALL of my clothes. Apart from winter coats and what I'm selling/ need to take to charity, which is a pretty large chunk waiting in a suitcase in the shed for me to get my butt in gear and take it!

Basically - I'm bored of my wardrobe. I'd say three quarters of it I've had for 3 years or more, and while I do wear most of it, perhaps I need to have a real look of some of the more worn-out pieces... I am emotionally attached to a small number of things that I should really recycle. I sold a lot of my vintage clothing over the past couple of years, so most of it is "new" - but I'm not CRAZY IN LOVE with any of it! I work from home, so I went through a stage of "wow, I never wear any of this any more SELL IT!", and I'm not exactly regretting it, because in my head my style has changed, but I do feel like that certain interest is missing now.

I don't really know where I'm going with this... do I want to make a loose capsule wardrobe with a few good quality vintage pieces?  Do I start being more disciplined with recycling/selling/charity-ing something when I buy something new (a long way of saying one in one out)? Should I just chill out??!! (probably)

On the other hand, I definitely know that I want to support local businesses and makers more, wear more GOOD QUALITY vintage again (this is seemingly a hard thing to do in the UK - take me back to Laura Dols in Amsterdam!), not stick to a specific era, but just have a certain vibe going on, and buy things less often, but invest in pieces that will last me a long time.

Clockwise from top left: 12345 (images are also on my Pinterest)

I guess the above is what I mean by "vibe" - chore jackets, linen, vintage jeans, wide leg trousers and cotton lace. Ooh and I reeeaallly want a straw hat that fits me this spring/summer. I watched one of Kitty Cotten's youtube videos where she spoke about an adjustable fitting straw hat. THATS WHAT I NEEED! If anyone knows where I can get something like that in the UK - pleeeease tell me!

A Lick of Life: March

It's a late one this month! I've had no internet access for most of the month, so doing anything (you know, blogging... WORK!) has been nigh on impossible. Fingers crossed our new provider can get us back online tomorrow. It's also been a pretty packed, stressful month for me, so photos haven't really been first on my agenda, oops!

I had my hair coloured professionally in March... lets just say it didn't go well. This was the first attempt. After one wash I was left with cartoonish yellow-blonde hair. Every time I caught myself in the mirror I let out an "eep!" sort of sound, but ended up just trying to repeat my mantra "It's okay; David Bowie Vibes". I went again just over a week later and its a bit better/darker, but fading fast!

This is the only lipstick I've been wearing all month. Urban Decay Comfort Matte in 'Carnal' - apparently its super close to the sold out Nars limited edition lipstick in 'Kiss Me Stupid', and I'm finding it really suits red hair!

It was this one's birthday! Aaaand, he bought himself his first car! He is now the super proud owner of a shiny gold Mini One - and I'm in looooove with it. It's gold - of course I'm in love with it.

Harry took around 200 photos to get this one. I need to get better at having my photo taken.

Lets hope April is full of better, warmer days for everyone! Did anyone else have a full on March??