some time ago, i may have mentioned that i have embarked on a campaign to make myself "more buff". this has entailed working out four times a week more than previously (which was four times a week) and adding different workouts than i did previously. working out as often as this means i spend a lot of time wearing (not to mention, laundering) workout clothes and "athleisure" (which for me means clothes that are like workout clothes (e.g., "track pants", "track jackets" and skirts and dresses made of "workout friendly" material) that i wear to and from my workouts). super comfortable. but there is this one small problem: when i get used to wearing workout gear and "athleisure", i seem to forget how to dress casually wearing my "regular" clothing. this was outfit number four for a trip to the "summer fair" (and one of the four outfits was an "athleisure" one). now, i am not saying that one can't wear "athleisure" other than to take one to and from a workout. but, radical though i am when it comes to the look of my clothing, i still like to compartmentalize my outfits in a fairly traditional manner. maybe because i have so many clothes -- it seems a waste, for example, to have denim (which i can't wear to work, nor can i workout in it) and not take the opportunity to wear it on a casual weekend outing because i would rather live in my workout clothes.
i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (overalls, cardi and shoes).
to the extent that i live for clothes, the arrival of august brings with it that dance between continuing to enjoy the current season's crop of clothes and imagining what i might be wearing in several weeks' time from next season's crop of clothes. i survive the dance by repeating to myself the phrase "live in the present". it's my end of season mantra. (helping with the "live in the present" sentiment, end of season sales -- picked me up some more shoes and specs.) i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (dress, cardi and sneaks).
once upon a (pre-blog) time, i had a pair of hush puppies. the vintage suede loafer kind. these rundholz black label shoes remind me a lot of those hush puppies.
i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (dress, top and shoes). (p.s. that white patch on my arm is one of those heat patches. about a month ago, i decided that i was going to spend the summer making myself "more buff". so i added some different workouts to my usual regimen. and i am feeling it. not a lot. but on this day enough that i wanted the "pain relief" brought by a heat patch.)
this was the day that i got "caramelized". i was at a birthday party and decided to help myself to, what looked like, a tiny chocolate delicacy. little did I know that the tiny chocolate delicacy was chocolate only on the outside. on the inside was liquified caramel. what i should have done was popped the entire thing in my mouth. but i didn't do that. instead i took a bite. which released the liquified caramel. all down my clothes. i got "caramelized". fortunately, my shoes got spared. the clothes were easily laundered. the shoes, made of nubuck leather, would have been harder to "de-caramelize".
i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz black label s/s 2017 (one piece and top).
if i were to rank the rundholz spring/summer clothes that i have acquired this spring/summer, in terms of their "feels-like-i-am-wearing-nothing" quality, this dress would come in first (or second, just behind this overall).
i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2017 (dress).
look at me. i am wearing a t-shirt ... and sort-of jeans! i am doing it my way of course. but, still, a t-shirt and sort-of jeans! i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2016 (top and trousers).
dressing simply. paring down. surprisingly easy this summer. usually it is much harder to let go of my multiple layers. i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2017 (dress and jacket).
associations that others make with my clothes intrigue me. this dress reminded someone of the ballerina sculpture by degas. i so see that association. so much so that i now can't help but call this dress the degas ballerina dress. i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (harness and shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2017 (dress and jacket.
fashion has an interesting relationship with time. some fashion is clearly connected to a moment in time. some fashion is described as timeless. some say that the goal of fashion is to keep advancing. sometimes those advancements are inspired by things past. as much as i love to wear the latest rundholz collections, i also have many favourite pieces from past collections. when i bring out these favourites amid the new, i find that they feel just as new as the new. but in a different way. i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2016 (shoes), rundholz black label s/s 2016 (jacket) and rundholz black label s/s 2015 (dresses).
remember how i said that i shudder to think how i almost missed out on a love affair with "atlantic"? well, i also almost missed out on enjoying being "bugged". rundholz black label s/s 2017 features bug prints. i am not big on bugs. i am not neutral about bugs. it has taken me many years to learn to co-exist with bugs. so when i first laid eyes on the bug prints, i didn't think that i could do it. wear bugs. but within a week or so, i worked up the courage to put on some bug prints. given my devotion to rundholz, how could i have not indulged in a few bug prints, when they are a part of a collection?
i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (dress, jacket, leggings and sneaks).