Thursday, March 3, 2011
Mad For Plaid Trousers
Last night, when I was thinking about what I might wear today, I realized that, if I hadn't already done so, I was soon going to run out of ideas about what to wear. Then it occurred to me that it wasn't so much that I was running out of ideas about what to wear as that I wasn't wanting to come up with any more ideas about what to wear for cold days. Then I did a reality check: I can't hibernate until Spring temperatures arrive, I can't live in denial and I can't go to work in pyjamas. So, I would have to come up with some ideas about what to wear. Of course there wasn't an immediate revelation moment. But something was set in motion because by the time I had woken up this morning, I had decided that I was going to solve my "what to wear" problem by going on a expedition of discovery through my wardrobe with no destination in mind (some might call it "shopping one's closet"). Here is what I turned up: a pair of plaid trousers, cropped and cuffed, from at least a couple of years ago, yet unworn, and a sweater, also from at least a couple of years ago, also yet unworn. I ended up wearing these "finds" today. And I was a pretty happy camper.
I found some other things on my expedition of discovery: another pair of cropped plaid pants and two wool turtlenecks, all unworn for at least two years, and another sweater, identical to the one that I wore today but in another colour, acquired at least two years ago and yet to be worn. Depending on what happens with the weather in the next week or so, I may give these finds a go. Who knew "shopping one's closet" could be so much fun!
On another note, I am still having to layer up, with quilted vests underneath coats, to keep warm outside. Not to be pessimistic, but I suspect that I will be getting a lot of wear from my quilted vests.
I am wearing a sweater by the Gap, plaid trousers by H&M (altered by me) and boots by Aldo. My quilted vest is by JCrew, my coat is by H&M, my mitts are by Old Navy and my wool beret is by Parkhurst for American Apparel. And, yes, I am carrying the satchel from The Satchel Company.