August isn't the most inspiring fashion month for me. The novelty of summer has worn off and the new collections feel premature. I catch moments of autumn on certain days; a certain angle of sun or a chill when it's dark. I'm already looking forward to it.
Of course, I wear black whether it's plus or minus 30 celsius, so I'm not sure how much all this seasonality really affects me. After all, I would wear this today and wear it again in October with a big cardigan. I've never really felt that seasons, trends etc. apply to the way I dress, apart from exposing me to different ideas and new labels that might go with what I already like.
I did lots of small, niggling things in July... taking coats and blankets and duvets to the dry-cleaner, repotting plants, hanging new drapes, making a long put-off dermatologist appointment, trying new recipes. My list for August is similarly banal but satisfying:
- Replace pillows on my bed (I really want a Hastens pillow!)
- Get new trainers
- Cook from Jerusalem (I bought it yesterday and feel so inspired!)
- Re-establish my daily yoga habit
- Read A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing today (also, post copies to the giveaway winners)
Products: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride | Saguenay Tunic Shirt from Toast | Splendid leggings from Net-a-Porter | ginette_ny Mother of Pearl Ring from Shopbop | 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel from SSENSE | Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil from NARS | Charley Booties from Madewell