Saturday, October 31, 2015

the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales no. 10 (rundholz edition)

photo nos. 5, 6, 13, 14, 15 and 16: i was super excited when i learned that rundholz was injecting some red into the a/w collection. while i have reverted to my pre-blog dark girl roots and i don't expect that i will ever be that rainbow girl that i was three or four years ago when i began the journey of documenting my outfits on this here blog, red being my all-time favourite hue, i couldn't resist purchasing some red rundholz. here is the big question: does it still look like black?

photo nos. 7,  8, 10, 11 and 12: last a/w, i needed them cropped. so, i rolled them up. this a/w i want them bunched up over my boots. interesting, no? 

photo no. 9: some of my new pleather (or faux leather) pieces.

i am wearing clothing and accessories by rundholz (dip and black label). my cherry red chelsea boots are doc martens. all other footwear is by john fluevog.

Monday, October 26, 2015

an ode to the past ... outfit

have i mentioned that, recently, i decided to be adventurous and order some items from across the pond? no? well, then, let me mention that, recently, i decided to be adventurous and order some items from across the pond. one of these items was a pair of rundholz dip trousers. this little adventure was thanks to my craziness. i had purchased locally a rundholz dip top and i simply had to have rundholz dip bottoms to match it. (in my crazy opinion) nothing suitable was available locally. so i went in search of the perfect match online -- the only kind of online dating that i have engaged in to date. lo and behold, i found the perfect match: a pair of beautiful trousers. into my shopping cart they went and off to checkout i went. so far, so good. then ... i pressed the "buy" button, and ... the purchase was rejected! limbo. now what? less than an hour later, i received an email from the shop asking me what i wanted to do: did i want to have an invoice issued to me for another method of payment? did i want the order to be cancelled, so that i could try again? what did i want to do? decision made, i responded, selecting the second option.  again, less than a hour later, i heard back from the shop: the order would be cancelled right away. goody, goody. because, now, i really needed those trousers. how long would i have to wait. yet again, less than a hour later, the order had been cancelled and i, again, plucked the trousers from the virtual clothing rack and proceeded to checkout. this time, success with payment. yay! now, i settled in for "the wait" (delivery). less the two weeks later, the trousers arrived in my mailbox. they are perfect and i am happily wearing them (to stick with my earlier reference to online dating -- engagement and marriage). the second item that i ordered from across the pond was a pair of trippens. for this adventure, i have one of my readers to thank. in this case, when i pressed the "buy" button, i had no idea just how adventurous i was going to be. a couple of days after i had placed my order, i learned (via email) that the trippens that i had thought i was buying were out of stock. so i was given a choice, cancel the purchase or have the trippens specially made for me. well, i figured that, since i had already jumped into the pool, i might as well swim. so i asked for the trippens to be specially made for me. a day or so later, i got an "okay, will do". then i settled in for "the wait". two weeks later, i heard that my trippens had been shipped. now it remains to be seen whether they will make it across the pond to my doorstep. and, whether they will be exactly (or even remotely close to) what i was expecting. i will let you know how things turn out. if things work out with the trippens, i may never shop locally again. just kidding!

i am wearing the amanda top and the odyssey pant by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Friday, October 16, 2015

as good as gold jacket

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

Monday, October 12, 2015

do you ever get the sense that you have been here before ... outfit

now that autumn weather has finally arrived, i am excited about autumn ... and even about the approaching winter. but i feel like i have been here before (and not recently). of course, in some sense, that is a strange thing to say. of course i have been here before. this isn't my first autumn and this isn't the first time that i have experienced winter approaching. but that is not what i am talking about when i say that i feel like i have been here before. that feeling is coming from the way that i am dressing. not the clothes that i am selecting but how i am selecting them. anyways, it isn't an altogether unpleasant feeling.

i am wearing the shirt dress, the mocha skirt and the shinjuku jacket by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

so proud tunic

i am so proud of myself. the other day, i was shopping for some rundholz clothing and, instead of grabbing every single sweater available to me, i settled for the one (that's right, the one) that i really loved (the one that made me want to dance the moment i put it on). but, while i am on the subject of new rundholz clothing, i should probably confess that the restraint that i showed in the face of wool was nowhere to be found when i was bombarded with the pleather pieces on offer. maybe i should rethink whether there is anything for me to be proud of. baby steps?

i am wearing the l/s anemone dress and the milan skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.