Monday, September 27, 2010
Maybe because of my experience on Saturday, of being unable to locate a beloved dress, or maybe because of my realization that I have a warbrobe that is in circulation and a warbrobe that is in reserve, or maybe because of both the experience and the realization, yesterday, I started on a major clean-up and paring down of my entire wardrobe. Yesterday, several garbage bags of clothes got consigned to the charity bin, and I am just starting. I must say that, as much as I love acquiring new clothing, paring a wardrobe down to what I actually love and wear is very liberating.
So, for the first time last week, I entered one of those "give aways" that blogs that are sponsored do. I am very discerning when it comes to entering "give aways", contests or draws: Basically, I will only enter when the "prize" is something that I truly want and would use/wear. Of course, I have never ever won anything. So it really came as no surprise to me when I found out that I didn't get the give away from last week. Maybe I didn't get it because I didn't really want it: If I had wanted it, I would be purchasing it right now, but I am not, so I must not have really wanted it.
I am planning an outfit for later this week inspired by the twenty-seven names Fall/Winter 2011 collection. I say this with some trepidation, because planning something to wear usually ends with a disastrous, unwearable, leaving me feeling awful outfit. Let's see what happens.
Does anyone else remove shoulder pads from jackets? Maybe it isn't an advisable thing to do, but I do it regularly, not with every jacket that I acquire, but with more than not. I can't say exactly what my aversion to shoulder pads is, but there is definitely an aversion there.
I am wearing a flannel blouse from Urban Outfitters, an old jumper dress, a sweater from LLBean, an old quilted vest from the Gap and an old scarf. My bow is a belt from an old Anthropologie dress, my socks are from my sock drawer and my boots are old Fluevogs (although still available for sale from Fluevog).