Sunday, March 29, 2015

the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales no. 5 (melow edition)






photo no. 4: i always welcome the day each winter when i can switch out a down-filled coat/parka for a warm, wool or woollen clothe coat. like this cocoon number. i think that polar vortex days are well behind me for this "winter season". yay!

photo no. 5: on display here is one of the many "classic" bags that i own. many things that i own have  a memorable "feature" -- the one thing that i always think of when i use it. in the case of this bag, that memorable "feature" is its price: for what it is, a beautifully constructed new leather bag, it was a steal.

all my clothes are melow by melissa bolduc. my footwear is by john fluevog.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales no. 4 (rundholz edition)










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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

twister trousers



i am still thinking about a six-pocket dress in the fabric of the trousers. another possibility is a six-pocket dress in a fabric that is the reverse of the fabric of the trousers -- black dots on grey.

i am wearing the alpen top, the delphi scarf and the left bank jacket by kaliyana. my woollen vest is by grizas. my dress and trousers are a local label (motion). i am wearing the scope boot (box collection) by trippen.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

a sign that spring will come skirt


after a long (long) winter, the first day that i can wear a light cotton anything (in this a case, a skirt) is a very special day. it doesn't even matter if that day is followed by an extended period of cold days during which i revert to hiding beneath layers and layers of wools, heavy corduroys, heavy cotton jerseys and heavy sweatshirt fabrics. that first day is a true sign that what i know in theory will come (namely, spring ... and, ultimately, summer) will in reality come.

i am wearing the alpen top, the l/s manifold dress, the string jacket and the amazing skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

winter w(h)ine cardi


here is something unusual ... for me. not wanting to shop for spring/summer clothes even knowing that they have arrived in stores*. what is behind this? simply put, i don't want to shed the minimum five layers of clothing that i am still wearing to keep warm to try on any spring/summer clothes** (i even struggle to shed the five layers at night just to change into night clothes). this being the case, why even bother going to the stores?

*i am here talking about bricks and mortar stores and shopping in such stores. online shopping is a whole different story.

**isn't trying on clothes synonymous with shopping for clothes? can one truly shop for clothes if one doesn't try them on?

i am wearing the alpen top, the delphi scarf, the tokyo hat and the square jacket by kaliyana. i am also wearing a jumper dress and trousers by grizas (via kaliyana). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by tripped. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

wandering the desert sweater coat



and winter goes on ... and on ... and on ... .

i am wearing the alpen top and the tokyo hat by kaliyana, trousers by grizas and a sweater dress and sweater coat by rundholz (black label). my boots are the noon boot (box collection) by trippen.