Friday, October 31, 2014

help wanted dress




i will admit that, at each beginning of a wardrobe season, i need help getting dressed. so, yes, i wear outfits created by others, usually designers' stylists. not very creative, i will grant. but better this crutch than standing paralysed in my skivvies in front of my closets knowing not what to wear for days on end (or, more realistically, minutes on end). i do what i have to do. besides, i know that creativity will catch up to me eventually.

i am wearing the alpen top, the positano skirt and the aha jacket by kaliyana. my dress and pullover are by grizas via kaliyana. i am wearing the rider boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, October 27, 2014

i can't believe my eyes trousers


a year after i first tried them i decided that they would work for me. i am talking about the trousers. maybe it was the jacket that helped. i wanted the jacket last year but it didn't seem to exist, other than in the virtual world, where it was paired with the trousers. it seems this year it all came together. the jacket. the trousers. wow!

i am wearing the odyssey pant, the tina top and the nina jacket by kaliyana. my boots are the cylinder boot (box collection) by trippen.

Friday, October 24, 2014

gargoyles and grotesques dress



it's beginning to look a lot like ... hallowe'en. my new favourite holiday.

i am wearing the abstract dress and the veronica jacket by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ready to commit jacket


i am most definitely an autumn* girl. if push came to shove, i would even say that i am a winter* girl. when the temperature dips into the autumn spectrum, i embrace it immediately. i don't hang on to summer. i look forward to autumn and all its pleasures. most especially the thrill of layers, layers and more layers of clothes. so when i wake up in the morning and hear the host of the particular radio show that happens to be playing at that moment announce with glee that the day is going to be unseasonably warm, a return to summer, i don't jump out of bed and join in the joyous celebration. no, i groan, crawl out of bed and hope that i can find something to wear that doesn't look too foolish. i pine for the autumn outfit that i had hoped to wear and now can't. i also quickly check the long range forecast to know how many days of this "suffering" i will have to endure.

i am wearing the alpen top, the square jacket, the crinkle scarf and the amazing skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the onion boot (closed collection) by trippen.

*i am not talking "colours" here. i am talking actual seasons.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

in a holding pattern dress: take 2


let me set the stage for you. think of the movie groundhog day. now read the following: the beauty of some of the clothes that i wear is that they are so amenable to having an extra layer added to them (when i need more warmth) without any real impact on the resulting outfit. exhibit "b" above: i am wearing one more layer than the number of layers that i wore here. while i certainly felt warmer with the extra layer, from an observer's perspective, i don't think the two outfits look that dissimilar.

i am wearing the cloud dress, the forever jacket and the escape skirt by kaliyana. i am also wearing (for warmth) a cardi by lauren vidal via kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

a wish come true leggings: take 2


the beauty of some of the clothes that i wear is that they are so amenable to having an extra layer added to them (when i need more warmth) without any real impact on the resulting outfit. exhibit "a" above: i am wearing one more layer than the number of layers that i wore a few days ago. while i certainly felt warmer with the extra layer, from an observer's perspective, i don't think the two outfits look that dissimilar.

i am wearing the alpen top, the folio top and the long tight pant by kaliyana. i am also wearing (for warmth) a cardi by lauren vidal via kaliyana. my boots are the onion boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

in a holding pattern dress


i can't tell you the ecstasy i feel when i manage to snag some wish list clothes on sale. another lesson learned: waiting is (sometimes) worth it.

i am wearing the forever jacket, the cloud dress and the escape skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

a wish come true leggings


i have learned that sometimes all i have to do is ask for something to make it appear.

i am wearing the alpen top, the folio top and the long tight pant by kaliyana. my boots are the onion boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Friday, October 10, 2014

the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales no. 1 (rundholz edition)




















my problem of having an "off the blog" yet documented wardrobe has been solved: a "column" on the blog titled "the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales". brilliant, no? so "fashion", no? the plan is to run the column once every three months (or so). herein the inaugural column. some things that i wore "off the blog" in september.

except for the scarf and socks, i am wearing everything rundholz. black label or dip.

Monday, October 6, 2014

i called it jacket



the moment i put on this jacket i could not help but note how much it looked like a biker jacket.  "the biker jacket kaliyana style," i exclaimed in the store.

i am wearing the left bank jacket, the biarritz top, the horizon jacket and the amazing skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

the shift (meaning change) dress


here is what signifies that i have made the move from summer dressing to fall dressing: the return of long-sleeve dresses and tops, the return of clothes in heavy(ish) cotton jersey and the return of woollen stockings. and so it begins, another descent (ascent?) to the long, dark, cold days of winter.

i am wearing the l/s manifold dress, the string jacket and the amazing skirt by kaliyana. my shoes are the sisters shoe (box collection) by trippen.