Miu Miu wool trousers - Jil Sander for Uniqlo shirt
With all the clothes I own now bursting out of two suitcases, I've had to pare my wardrobe down to the basics. In the process, my work and weekend wardrobes have somehow become one, and I've been finding myself wearing classic corporate threads to boisterous nights out.
Oh, and a hot tip if you're looking for cheap designer pieces: I picked up these Miu Miu trousers at the Four Seasons in Cairo, Egypt, for about 90% off! Apparently wealthy tourists have abandoned the place since the riots, and the designer stores have nobody to sell to, which makes for a hotbed of designer bargains. As usual, everything was either too long or too large for me, which was perhaps for the better, or I might have come home with arms full of Balenciaga (accompanied by the bittersweet notes of credit card debt). But at about $80, I just couldn't say no to these perfectly cut, warm, woollen, cropped work pants. (Well, they were perfectly cut at the time - I've since lost weight and have to get them tailored, which is why they seem a little baggy. Good problems?!)