Monday, December 29, 2014

the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales no. 3 (rundholz edition)






















i love rundholz. since i started wearing it (about a year ago, when i purchased my first piece of rundholz clothing -- a pullover), the hardest thing has been deciding which pieces from each collection (of those available to me) i should add to my growing rundholz wardrobe. the current autumn/winter collection is only the second collection that has received my full attention. i am hoping that it will get easier to choose with each new collection, but i suspect that it will actually get more difficult.

i am wearing rundholz (rundholz, dip and/or black label). my footwear is also rundholz (black label).

Saturday, December 27, 2014

fishtail skirt


last autumn/winter, i think that my boot of choice was the trippen rectangle boot (or maybe the trippen cylinder boot). while it may be a tad too early to name my boot of choice for this autumn/winter (after all, winter has only just begun ... officially), i am going to take a leap of faith and name it: the trippen noon boot.

i am wearing the alpen top, the studio tunic, the getaway jacket and the enoteca skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

not enough talk shirt




new shirt. and, new scarf (peaking out from under my most voluminous coat). same pattern on both.

i am wearing the outside shirt, the scarf sweater and the delphi scarf by kaliyana. i am also wearing trousers by grizas via kaliyana. my coat is by rundholz (black label). i am wearing the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales no. 2 (melow edition)











once upon a time, i would not have been caught alive (or dead) wearing one designer/label from head to toe. now, my preference is for wearing one designer/label from head to toe. currently, there are three designers/labels that i wear head to toe. kaliyana is one. rundholz is another. the third is melow.

with one exception (the plain turtleneck), everything i am wearing is melow by melissa bolduc. my footwear is by john fluevog.

Friday, December 19, 2014

the anti-suit: wardrobetales' version


as promised a few posts ago, here is "my" version of the (kaliyana) anti-suit: the outside shirt and the getaway jacket, from the (kaliyana) anti-suit, and the around pant, by kaliyana but not from the (kaliyana) anti-suit. now here is the sad part of the debut of "my" version of the (kaliyana) anti-suit: it may very well be the last time that i don it. why? because i made the mistake of wearing it to an "event" that i knew would be unpleasant and i think (nay, i pretty much know) that the unpleasantness of the "event" transferred to my clothes. after the "event", i couldn't get home fast enough so as to change clothes. out of "my" version of the (kaliyana) anti-suit lickety-split and into some comfort clothes, which since august has been anything from my rundholz wardrobe.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

new scarf


at long last, i own the bellini print delphi scarf.

i am wearing the alpen top, delphi scarf and positano skirt by kaliyana. i am also wearing a dress and a pullover by grizas via kaliyana. my boots are the rider boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, December 15, 2014

this, that or the other pullover


a few weeks ago, on the kaliyana facebook page, a way to change up the look of the anti-suit was suggested: substituting the bell tunic for the outside shirt. i wanted to give this a go, but i didn't have the bell tunic. so i had to use something else. i used something that i did have: the studio tunic. the top swap motivated a pant swap. instead of wearing the anti-suit trouser (the palazzo pant), i decided to wear another of the designer's trousers, namely, the around pant.* unfortunately, the resulting outfit wasn't warm enough for this time of year. (the top and pant swaps had nothing to do with this. for me, the original anti-suit would have been just as insufficiently warm.) so i threw the short cowl neck top over the whole thing.

*putting on the around pant made me realize that, while i like the idea of the anti-suit, it really isn't me and if i wanted to continue wearing it, i would have to make it truly mine. i think that the pant swap will make it much more me. stay tuned for a peek at "my" anti-suit.

i am wearing the studio tunic, the getaway jacket (from the anti-suit), the short cowl neck top, the around pant and the tokyo hat by kaliyana. my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

a more streamlined silhouette than usual sweater vest/tunic


i am wearing the alpen top, the mi-nu tank, the mi-nu skirt, the delphi scarf and the tokyo hat by kaliyana. i am also wearing a long sweater vest by moyuru via kaliyana. my boots are the rider boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, December 8, 2014

the conversation starter backpack




i am not known for wearing novelty accessories. when it comes to accessories, my tastes run towards the classic, the tried and true. but every once in a while, i come across a novelty accessory that has enough classic components and cleanliness to it that i can't resist it.

i am wearing the alpen top, the vanessa top, the 3d skirt, the delphi scarf and the tokyo hat by kaliyana. i am also wearing a dress, a sweater vest and a coat by grizas via kaliyana. my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

oliver twist trousers




my preference is for skirts and dresses ... over trousers. if you glance to the right, at the "about me" blurb, you will see my preference declared. i wrote the "about me" blurb when i started the blog a little over four years ago. much has changed about me since then, but the "about me" blurb, and my declared preference for skirts and dresses, is as true today and it was then. all that said, i do wear trousers. over the past four (or so) years, i think that i have settled on what kind of trousers i really like. the "no rise", "drop crotch" or "harem style" (call it what you wish) trouser comes out on top. and, skinny trousers, so long as they are worn "leggings style" under a skirt or dress, come in in second (even though i rarely wear this type of outfit now). interestingly shaped trousers (like the balloon pant that i wore in the summer) come in in third. the trousers that i am wearing here are a combination of the no rise trouser and the interestingly shaped trouser. they make me think of oliver twist (perhaps because of their colour and the fabric from which they are made -- it is very corduroy like). and, although many would beg to differ with me, i think that they are the most masculine looking trousers that i wear. when i don't wear a dress overtop them!

i am wearing the outside shirt, the scarf sweater and the tokyo hat by kaliyana. i am also wearing trousers by grizas via kaliyana. my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

not wanting to attract attention trousers


do you ever find yourself dressing solely for the purpose of being comfortable hoping that your comfort will enable you to fade into the background? let's say you succeed at being comfortable -- in fact, let's say you have never been more comfortable -- do you succeed at fading into the background?

i am wearing the alpen top, the delphi scarf and the tokyo hat by kaliyana. i am also wearing a dress, a pullover/vest and trousers by grizas via kaliyana. my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

what's that expression again outfit


i hate it when i forget a colloquialism. i am not in the least bit surprised that i can forget a colloquialism -- i don't use colloquialisms that often and i usually use them incorrectly. but i do hate it that when i want to use a colloquialism i can't remember it. the particular colloquialism that i am searching for at the moment is the one that describes the situation of a person who stays in a bar until closing. i think it might be "closing the bar down", but i could be wrong. in any event, whatever the colloquialism is, i wanted to remember it so that i could use it to say that while i have never (insert colloquialism here), i have often "closed a shopping event down".

i am wearing the alpen top, delphi scarf, folio vest, long tight pant and tokyo hat by kaliyana. i am also wearing (over the alpen top and underneath the folio vest) a cardi by lauren vidal via kaliyana. my boots are the onion boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Friday, November 28, 2014

can't get warm enough pullover/vest


ever since winter weather arrived, i can't seem to get warm enough. i need more layers of clothing than i seem to have ever needed before (in winter weather). when i am reclining on my sofa reading or watching tv, in addition to wearing heavy wool socks and covering myself with a wool blanket, i have to tuck my wool-encased feet under a heating pad set at high -- something that i haven't had to do for many, many years. and i have pulled out my hand/wrist warmers to wear when i am reading, writing or "inputting data" on any of my "devices" (you know, my laptop, tablet or smart phone). why does winter weather seem so different this year than in years past (that i can remember)?

i am wearing the alpen top, delphi scarf and tokyo hat by kaliyana. i am also wearing a dress, a pullover/vest and trousers by grizas via kaliyana. my cardigan is by lauren vidal via kaliyana. i am wearing the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

dotty about spots hat



the hat and arm tubes are the latest additions (to the outfit not my wardrobe). otherwise, i have already worn this outfit (at least twice) since i acquired the new bits of it (dress and pullover) in september. the jacket was a bit on the light (not warm enough) side for what turned out to be quite a chilly day.* i will try to fix that on the next outing of this outfit.

*i can so see a down-filled version of this jacket (hint, hint -- "they" say nothing happens if you don't try).

i am wearing the alpen top, the positano skirt, the aha jacket, the tokyo hat, the delphi scarf and arm tubes by kaliyana. i am also wearing a dress and pullover by grizas via kaliyana. my boots are the rider boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, November 24, 2014

feeling a bit elfish (but whatever) sweater vest



i am wearing trousers, a sweater vest and a coat by grizas via kaliyana. i am also wearing the alpen top, delphi scarf and tokyo hat by kaliyana. my boots are the noon boot (closed collection) by trippen.