Happy 1st of September!

Not sure if it’s due to all those years in school, but the first day of September always feels like a fresh start to the year. A bit like New Years day but without the nasty hangover haha ;)

And for the first time ever, I am more or less prepared for the changing seasons ahead, at least from a wardrobe point of view.

For over a year now I’ve been trying to get rid of a lot of my old clothes – not only because I’ve had them for such a long time and not really worn them, but also because I’ve been moving a lot and quite frankly, I just don’t have enough space to be hoarding clothes I don’t wear.

During this small overhaul of my wardrobe, one key change I’ve tried to implement has been to opt for a smaller but “better” variety of clothes.

Since my budget has been quite small, I have been trying to buy good basic items that I can (hopefully) wear for at least 2-3 seasons and match with a variety of older clothes I already have.

Not that I am some sort of fashionista or style icon, but I’m excited and happy that I’m finally starting to get a feel for what my own style is – even if it’s taken me forever to figure out what I like AND look good in.

Anyway, I absolutely adore the outfit above that I got from my grandma for my birthday and I’m totally in love with some of the new clothes and accessories that I managed to snap up as either birthday or graduation presents.

You can have a look at them on the board below – although some of the items I just like and have pinned for inspiration purposes only, Im not made of money ;)

Follow Orsii’s board Autumn / Winter 2014 on Pinterest.

Now all I need is a bit chillier weather and I’ll be able to bust out my new coat and boots, paired with my new fake leather skirt (with pockets!) and grey cropped sweatshirt – can’t wait!

FEBER

Exactly 10 years ago I got these four CDs for my 18th birthday from my mum.

Even though I didn’t realise it at the time, they had such a profound impact on me that without them I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.

I know that that is a very bold statement to make – but I am convinced that without the influence of those four people in my teens and what they represented (at least to me) coupled with the music they selected on those four comps I would not be working at Jazzman Records today.

Anyway, due to a lot of requests I made a playlist with the songs from all the comps that were available on Spotify – sadly a lot of Soul tracks were left out but overall I reckon it’s still a pretty solid selection!

Enjoy!