Life is so much easier when you’re not worrying about taking the perfect picture. This applies not only to Instagram, which probably comes to mind first, but also this blog. I can be too much of a perfectionist at times and I’m sure a year ago I wouldn’t have posted mirror pictures. But I’ve been trying to let it go a little especially when it comes to outfit shots. I hope that’s okay.

All items worn are purchases from the last couple of weeks. Truth be told, I’ve been buying to many clothes. Most of the time I can hardly find anything that caters to my taste in the summer but this year is definitely an exception. We had a few really hot days and I suspect there will be many more to come. So at the moment I’m opting for wide legged trousers and airy tops when temperatures rise above 25 degrees Celsius. Very much out of my comfort zone but so much more comfortable than skinny jeans.

I tried the cropped wide jeans last year in London but the model seemed a bit weird. I guess it took a bit of getting used to the silhouette as I’m now loving it. Paired with my striped shirt and classic loafers it still feels timeless. Oh, remember my post about choosing another pair of loafers? I ended up with the G.H. Bass ones and they do not disappoint! The second outfit is perhaps a little chicer than my usual attire. Probably because of the twill trousers. I like the combination with the linen blouse, which makes me especially happy. Linen shirts are excellent for warmer weather and I’m a sucker for everything with tortoise buttons.

Unfortunately I will only wear the slippers when I’m not at work. Granted, we are allowed to wear them but I just don’t feel comfortable and/or professional with open toed shoes. I stood in line for these for 20 minutes because my size is so hard to come by (EU 36). Standing in line at Zara for 20 minutes feels like a lifetime. Awful! But in the end it beats paying over $500 for a pair of slides from Hèrmes of YSL. As I said on my Instagram story; I actually prefer these. But of course I’d be happy to do a comparison if one of the two brands would accidentally stumble upon this blog 😉

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Yes, I just quoted a James Blunt song and it’s totally appropriate as I just found a hole in the sole of one of my loafers. At first I was like: “nah, just something stuck to it.” But upon closer inspection I had to conclude that it was indeed a hole *insert Kim Kardashian West’s ugly cry*. I don’t think it can be fixed. And to be honest, they were starting to look a little worn out as well. Which comes as no surprise as I have been wearing them nonstop during spring, summer and the beginning of fall since 2015. Thankfully they lasted me a good two years despite not being very expensive. I initially bought a fairly cheap pair because I wasn’t sure they would become a wardrobe staple.

Needless to say, they have proven useful and they definitely need to be replaced. Which is easier said than done because I’m extremely picky when it comes to shoes. I’m not lying when I tell you I scrolled through pages and pages of simple black loafers just to find a few pairs that meet my requirements. But perhaps it’s wiser to stick with the classics? I’m still undecided and not entirely sure if I’m willing to spend a large amount of money on them but I feel as though their quality will eventually pay off. Also, recently I have been settling for cheaper options in regards to clothing and accessoires and it only leads to me buying more. I really want to go back to my original philosophy; quality over quantity. In the end, a much more satisfying way of purchasing.

If you have any experiences with the shoes below, please share!

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From left to right, top to bottom: G.H. Bass Weejun loafers, Gucci Jordaan loafers, Tod’s Gommino City loafers and Church’s Pembrey loafers