Friday, December 28, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 12 25 18)


same but different ... compared to the day before. (this "sweatshirt" i did get in every colour that i wanted it in -- vert, anthra and black.)

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (top, "sweatshirt", trousers and boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Thursday, December 27, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 12 24 18)


boxing day/week sales time! yay! i bought me some new shoes and accessories (all rundholz of course). and (i almost forgot) a black version of a jacket that i already have in (rundholz black label) vert that has been my go-to outerwear so far this winter. (what can i say ... i believe in the practice of, if possible, buying a loved piece of clothing in every available colour that i love.*) i am looking forward to wearing all of these things through the long winter that is yet to come. (if the past years are anything to go by, it is going to be a long and dark three months ahead.)

*if it were available in my size at any of my go to retailers -- that is, if it were possible -- i would have bought this pullover in black. it is definitely a much loved piece of clothing in my wardrobe.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (top, pullover, trousers and boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 26 18)


i do not consider myself a jewellery person. which is to say that i don't wear jewellery often -- i wear jewellery very rarely. that said, i have become attached to the rundholz (mainline) bracelet that i am wearing here (and that i have been wearing pretty much daily since i acquired it). about a week or so ago, i almost lost it. i wore it to go to a personal training session. it was just me and my trainer at the facility before, during and after the session. after the session, while getting dressed to leave the facility, my trainer and i got to talking. the talking probably distracted me from paying close attention to what i was doing as i was getting dressed. after some time, dressed and ready to go, we left the facility. she locked it up, we high-fived it, she went east and i started walking west. i probably hadn't taken more than 50 steps before i noticed that i wasn't wearing the bracelet. i stopped. dead in my tracks. the emotional me panicked. the rational me tried to calm the emotional me and reasoned that it had to be somewhere on my person. i wasn't prone to losing things. rational me directed that i look in all my pockets. i searched my pockets. no bracelet. rational me then directed that i look in my bag. emotional me now started to sense that rational me, while directing all sorts of searches, knew that the bracelet wouldn't be found on my person, that i had left it behind at the fitness place. nevertheless i searched my bag. no bracelet. emotional me went into full-on anxiety mode. rational me, now a little shaken and starting to lose its initial calm handle of the situation, went into problem-solving mode. obviously, i had left the bracelet behind at the fitness place, in the locker i had used to store my belongings. as there had been nobody there except me and my trainer, it should still be there. but how to retrieve it? i could try to chase down my trainer -- she could let me back into the facility and i could retrieve the bracelet. bad idea. i didn't know exactly where, other than east, she had gone and, by this point, probably too much time had passed for me successfully to chase her down. i could call the fitness place, leave a message for whomever would pick it up, and ask them to retrieve and hold the bracelet for me until my next visit. bad idea. i knew (just knew) that walking away would be tantamount to letting the bracelet go. i couldn't say for certain what number locker i had used. the message might not be picked up before someone went into that locker. and what would be the likelihood that someone wouldn't just take it (as much as i don't want to assume the worst in people). no, i couldn't do something that would increase the likelihood of my never being reunited with the bracelet. option three: i could return to the fitness place and wait for someone to show up, unlock it and let me in to go retrieve the bracelet. i knew that there would be classes there in an hour's time, so the most i would have to wait would be an hour. one hour of my time: a small price to pay to retrieve the bracelet. i went with option three. i returned to the facility and prepared myself to wait. then luck shone down upon me. no sooner did i return to the facility did someone arrive and unlock it. i followed the person in, explained my dilemma to him and, moments later, was reunited with my bracelet. in my life to date, this bracelet is only the second piece of jewellery to which i have developed an attachment. the first piece was a ring. i lost that ring. i left it behind in the bathroom of another fitness place many years ago. i got over that loss (or, maybe not, if i still remember, quite vividly, the how and where of that loss.) i am so grateful that i did not lose this bracelet.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (boots) and rundholz black label a/w 2017 (top, dress, cardi and trousers).

Sunday, December 16, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 25 18)


i am seriously considering limiting my future clothing purchases to items from the rundholz dip collections. as i am doing so (the considering, that is), i am fully cognizant of the fact that some of my favourite outfits come from the rundholz black label collections. and of the fact that i cannot say that every rundholz dip piece that i own is a favourite piece of clothing. does it make sense to limit myself? although i can't quite articulate why, to me, it does make sense. at least at the moment. of course, i am months away from having to "put this plan into action" (my a/w purchases having been completed for this year and s/s purchases some months away).

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (boots), rundholz black label a/w 2017 (trousers) and rundholz black label a/w 2015 (hoodie, jacket and dress).

Saturday, December 15, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 24 18)


sometimes a girl just needs a layer or two ... or three or four.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz dip a/w 2017 (tunic, pullover, cardi and skirt) and rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (chelsea boots).

Monday, December 10, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 12 05 18)



i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (dress, jacket, pullover, trousers and boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Friday, December 7, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 15 18)



some more of the (rundholz dip) green.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (dress, jacket and trousers), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (boots), rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet) and rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (harness).

Sunday, December 2, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 22 18)


took a few days off midweek for some rest and retail therapy (the winter one of a kind show was in town). for the occasion, i dug out a favourite outfit from last a/w.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet) and rundholz black label a/w 2017 (top, dress, pullover, skirt, trousers and boots).

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 21 18)



and, yes, you guessed, even more (rundholz dip) khaki. what can i say? i really fell in love with this colour! and there is more to come!

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (top, cardi, jacket and trousers), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).


Monday, November 26, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 19 18)



weekend is over. time for some more of that (rundholz dip) khaki.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (top, jacket, skirt and trousers), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Saturday, November 24, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 17 18)



this one is about the silver puffer jacket. the stuff underneath is not so bad either!

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (puffer jacket), rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (chelsea boots) and rundholz dip a/w 2015 (dress, pullover and trousers).

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 14 18)



and more of the (rundholz dip) khaki.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (top, dress, trousers and cards), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 13 18)


after a weekend break from a/w 2018 pieces, here is some more of the (rundholz dip) khaki.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (top, pullover and trousers), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (shoes) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet)

Sunday, November 18, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 04 18)



a pair of coveralls (and an old pair at that) scream comfort ... at least to me!

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz dip a/w 2016 (coveralls) and rundholz mainline a/w 2016 (boots).

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 03 18)




when it comes to dressing, comfort is very important to me. when i buy new clothes, i make sure they are all comfortable to wear. but what is it about old clothes ...  that they are always that much more comfortable to wear?

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (coat), rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz black label a/w 2017 (dress, jacket and trousers) and rundholz mainline a/w 2016 (boots).

Friday, November 16, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 12 18)



some more of the (rundholz dip) khaki.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (dress, jacket and trousers), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (shoes) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Thursday, November 15, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 06 18)




the third new colour this a/w: (rundholz dip) khaki.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (tops, trousers and leather jacket), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Sunday, November 11, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 27 18)


weekend wear. back to head to toe black. there is something very unusual about the clothes that i am wearing here: the trousers have been modified from their original state. i am not talking about altering them to fit me. i am talking about modifying their style. this is not something that i do often. and it is certainly something that, until now, i have not done to any rundholz clothing. but it felt right to do it. so i did it. i inserted an elastic into the hem of the trousers.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (boots), rundholz dip a/w 2015 (pullover and trousers) and rundholz dip a/w 2014 (dress).

Friday, November 9, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 26 18)





and more of that rundholz black label print.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet) and rundholz black label a/w 2018 (dress, vest, jean jacket, jeans and boots).

Thursday, November 8, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 23 18)

 



some more of that rundholz black label print.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet) and rundholz black label a/w 2018 (dress, pullover, jacket, jean jacket and boots).

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 03 18)




here is a hint of one of the rundholz black label a/w 2018 prints -- embossed on the jacket. i haven't researched what exactly it is (if anyone knows, please share). to me it looks like newspaper photos from the 1950s or 1960s.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (dress, jacket and boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Sunday, November 4, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 21 18)





a little bit (okay, a lot) more of the red plaid print ... from rundholz black label a/s 2017.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (boots) and rundholz black label a/w 2017 (top, jacket, cardi, trousers and skirt).

Saturday, November 3, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 20 18)



a little bit (okay, a lot) of a red plaid print ... from rundholz black label a/w 2017.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet), rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (boots) and rundholz black label a/w 2017 (dresses and trousers).

Friday, November 2, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 31 18)



more (rundholz black label) vert and more of the feet print.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (top, pullover, trousers and boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).

Thursday, November 1, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 30 18)





some more of the (rundholz black label) vert. with the feet print. i loved last year's rundholz dip hand print, so of course i would love this year's rundholz black label feet print. i didn't get a lot of it. just enough!

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (dress, pullover, skirt and boots) and rundholz mainline s/s 2018 (bracelet).