Lockdown and shopping go hand in hand…..

There are way more serious things going on the world than what is included in this post but I do believe that a little light relief is needed.

During lockdown number one I was at home like most of the world at that time. How did I keep myself occupied? Well we are extremely fortunate to live with hills and greenery outside our door. We didn’t break any rules we just walked most days. In the time I spent indoors I sorted my wardrobe then I started looking for my next outfit or beauty product that would change my life! I was on first name terms with the DPD driver (not that this is a good thing but it was fun)?

I bought this pink Self Portrait dress the week before the first lockdown. I finally got to wear it after lockdown lifted with my birthday Balenciaga’s. These Simone Rocha sandals I spotted this morning would work well.

I bought clothes I didn’t actually need as I had no idea when I would be able to wear them. (But hey it didn’t matter). The clothes were just a symbol that everything would be normal and I would be wearing them in the near future.

This Ganni skirt was one of first purchases during lockdown. I have teamed it with KG London sandals that I have just bought and a Ganni tee that I would like to buy,

By early June I was back instore helping my personal shopping clients, finally wearing my new clothes.

During the summer I wore everything I had bought and the memory of lockdown faded. We all wore masks kept our distance washed our hands but still the outfits were so important.

I bought this white MM6 Maison Margiela dress on a trip to London in early summer. I wore it with my birthday Balenciaga’s. I think it would also look amazing with these Ganni sandals I have just spotted.

Lockdown number two was short and thankfully I worked through it all. People still wanted to buy Christmas presents just incase lockdown was imposed over the holiday period.

Not only was I busy working but at the same time I was checking daily to see if the flights to Lima had resumed. I normally fly out at the end of December but this year was a little different.

We finally got the ok to fly on December 18th so my Lima Dreaming wardrobe needed a few new additions. Normally I start my Lima Dreaming countdown in September and my wardrobe additions are ready! This trip was different so on a short trip to London in mid December I managed to buy the missing pieces. (They are never wasted I wear them year after year)

Hurrah on the 18th December we flew to Peru with all of the usual feelings of excitement

I really love these Ganni leather shorts I bought in September they became a wardrobe staple. For spring I will team them with my KG London sandals and the Ganni tee I don’t have yet!

It’s now March and we are still in Peru! Our stay has been extended due to lockdowns both in Peru and the UK and cancelled flights. We now have the quarantine hotels to contemplate ( not a nice thought). We are very grateful for everyday we spend here.

Apart from the weather there isn’t much difference in how we spend our time. We walk, surf (not me) and I check clothes all of the time. (Well nearly all) As I mentioned I have parcels waiting for me in the UK but I am showing restraint at the moment! It’s the same routine just a different setting instead of green hills we have the ocean to look at.

My day to day outfits are very casual (for me) I never wear makeup and my hair is tied up all of the time. It’s just like lockdown number one in so many ways I have to colour my own roots, cut my fringe and pray for a hair cut.

My Cecile Bahnson pants which I love and where an absolute sale bargain. They look great with Chanel Mary Janes but I have teamed with the Simone Rocha sandals I spotted earlier and the famous Ganni tee I don’t have.

I have included a few of my favourite outfits (or potential outfits) that have come about during the pandemic. Writing this I realise I need to buy the Ganni tee before it disappears. I also realise I already have so many wonderful pieces that I can reuse for a long time.

#lockdown, #fashion, #travel, #peru, #lima, #beachlife, #ganni, #simoneroche, #cecilebahnson, #kurtgeiger, #maisonmargiela, #outfits, #whatiamwearing,

Published by mystylinglife

I have always had a passion for fashion and travel. I work as a personal shopper/stylist. On this journey I want to share everything that I love and that gives me light. This could be anything from fashion to healthy eating I am sure it will evolve along the way.

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