Friday, November 19, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 18 21)


the jacket and trousers that i mentioned in my last post.  judging from the three pieces that i have from this grouping of black label -- the dress, jacket and trousers -- which are all very comfortable -- i suspect it is a very comfortable grouping overall.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2021 (top, trousers and jacket) and rundholz mainline a/w 2016 (boots).

Monday, November 8, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 26 21)


new rundholz black label. it took longer than usual for me to break into the new collections. my favourite part of this dress? the sleeves and cuffs. so reminiscent of some of the dip collection from a/w 2016. i also acquired a jacket and trousers from this grouping. i am looking forward to wearing that pairing.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2021 (dress) and rundholz mainline a/w 2016 (boots).

Monday, November 1, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 11-17-28-29 21)









october saw me mostly moving through some of my stock of old rundholz. here is some old rundholz dip that i wore.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (all clothes), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (platform boots) and rundholz mainline a/w 2016 (lace up boots).

Sunday, October 31, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 01-02-05-06-07-08-09-25-31 21)















i have always found it hard to change hairstyles. the transition period -- the time between the old hairstyle and the new hairstyle -- is difficult for me to navigate. i feel like i am without a style identity. none of the clothes in my closet seem to fit me anymore and i seem months away from fitting into any new clothes -- amazing the role a hairstyle plays in my style identity. i hear and read how one should embrace each step of the transformation, but i just can't seem to do this. i remain fixated on the end point and everything short of that doesn't satisfy me -- it seems, well, not the me that i was envisioning when i made the decision to change my hairstyle.  i always seem to choose to go through the most difficult months in the transition period during the bleakest winter months, when i know i am at my most vulnerable emotionally. that said, i am not sure that any time of year would make it easier to survive those difficult months -- regardless of the degree of my emotional vulnerability. i say this with some sadness: all the beautiful rundholz clothes this a/w that i couldn't resist may just be lost on me this a/w. they will always remain beautiful on the hanger though. and of course they will be there for me when i come out the other end of this painful hair growth transition period. here is some old rundholz black label ... on the evolving me.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (clothes and footwear).


Thursday, September 30, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 15 21)


and just like that another s/s clothing season comes to an end. i usually switch over to a/w clothing in october, so, after today, and until april (when i switch over to s/s clothing), it will all be about a/w clothing -- from the new rundholz collections and from some of the old ones. (after a couple of years of struggling to figure it out, i finally settled on which old collections to join to the new collections in any given year -- i looked to the increments of weights at one of my gyms for inspiration -- something completely arbitrary really -- i will go back 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 20, 25, etc. years -- not that i currently have collections that fall in the 9, 12 ,15, 20, 25, etc. years old categories.) anyhoo, this last s/s outfit for 2021 was one of the last purchases that i made in s/s 2021. when i bought it, it was sweltering hot, so i could only look at it hanging in my closet. until recently, when it became cool enough to wear it. i just love me a good boiler suit!

i am wearing rundholz dip s/s 2021 (boiler suit and sneaker boots).

Saturday, August 28, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 10-13-18-30 21)








berry prints. the inspiration for the last outfit (the one featured in the last three photos) is an outfit that i wore in s/s 2016. i don't normally intentionally recreate outfits from the past. unless i discard them and later come to miss them. yep, that is what happened with the s/s 2016 outfit. 

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2021 (dresses, jumpsuit, tunic, trousers, jacket, sneakers and boots).

Sunday, August 22, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 10-17 21)


berry. straight up. so for the first time since march 2020 a date was fixed for when i might be heading back into the office (at least on a part-time basis). of course that was before it became clear that we would not escape a fourth wave. now, we wait to see whether that return to office date will be postponed. it is interesting the sorts of questions that have been asked about a return to the office. one question has been whether there will be a change in the dress code. dress code and any possible change in dress code aside, i wonder what i will wear to the office when i finally do go back. while i haven't been wearing pyjamas while working from home these past 17 months, i haven't exactly been dressing like an office worker (even my version of an office worker). part of me thinks that i should start to wrap my head around how to dress like (my version of) an office worker -- because i am not sure that i really remember how to do this. another part of me thinks i should continue along my present path of dressing. if these past 17 months have taught me anything it is that i should embrace and make the most of the now, because that it is the only thing that is here and certain. what was, well, that is gone. and what might be, well, that can be a large unknown, isn't always in my control and can turn out to be other than what i thought. so i think i will continue along my present path of dressing. until i am standing at a fork in the road (or some other marker requiring a decision on a direction).

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2021 (dress, top, trousers, boots and loafers).