I hate ironing. I dont have the words to describe how much I hate ironing. Not quite as much as vacuuming but it’s my second most hated domestic chore. I think clothes should iron themselves. I am not domestically inclined in the slightest and struggle on a daily basis with clutter. Today our old iron gave in to scale and grot, and we bought a new one. It helped that Myer was on sale.
Wow. Dear lord. I still hate ironing but the difference now is that my clothes areironed instead of sitting in my cupboard waiting to be covered up with a cardigan or hurriedly shaken out with fingers crossed that no one will noticed. My clothes look pressed. I have discovered the magic that is continuous steam. Dear lord. Pants in a minute.
It wasnt the cheapest in the world at $199 but it’s already paid for itself in my eyes. Full price it’s $399 so in my eyes that’s practically free.
Lately I’m on a work-clothes buying craze, which in some ways is pointless when you’re dealing with sick people because there’s always something that’s going to get spilt on you. Like projectile vomit on my favourite pink cardigan. Blood on my shoes. Abdominal proteinaceous fluid on pants in spite of wearing a gown. I could go on, but for your sake I wont. In spite of this, I continue to buy myself nice stuff because a lot of the time, my job isn’t nice. You’ve got to find ways to take the edge off.
So first I bought these:
Pour La Victoire Bre Flats
I’m having a huge thing for Pour La Victoire at the moment, the sizing is small but they’re so well made. These look fabulous with everything.
I’m a huge menswear fan, with flashes of girliness from time to time but at work it’s all business.
Bop Basics Boyfriend Shirt
I admit, I bought it entirely for the sleeves. I love them! Anyone know where to find some ultra low-slung workpants I can tuck this into?
And I don’t mind a little bit of lace either – but just a little.
Club Monaco Clara Shirt
I think this one’s going to be a staple. I have no idea who Club Monaco are but they make some nice stuff. And I probably shouldn’t be buying silk in my job, but you only live once.
And what do you do when you think the Equipment Signature Blouse is just way too much money? You buy a Madewell one instead.
Madewell Charlotte shirt
That should keep me out of trouble at work for a while!