Sunday, February 11, 2018

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 01 24 18)




i purchase a piece of clothing, certain footwear or a particular accessory online for one of two reasons. first, because i just love it. second, because i need to fill a gap* in my current stock (of clothing, footwear or accessories). if i buy something for the first reason -- because i love it -- i rarely experience disappointment. if i buy something for the second reason, disappointment does sometimes ensue: i thought the thing would complete an outfit, but, when it arrives at my house, it doesn't, usually because i couldn't get a good sense of the thing's dimensions and measurements from the photos online and, when i put the thing on, the proportions are all wrong. when this happens, more often than not, i will throw the thing into my stock (of clothing, footwear or accessories) and wait to see what happens. more often than not, the thing ends up serving a purpose other than the one i envisioned for it before i got it. and everyone (and every thing) lives happily ever after. of course, i could resolve to never buy anything online just to fill a gap. i could resolve to only buy things online that i love (regardless of whether i also envision them filling a gap). but, realistically, i know i could never keep such a resolution. besides, as i said, things usually work out quite well in the end.

*perhaps i should say "perceived gap", because, while i may see a gap, i think i would have to admit that it may only be me who sees it. any gap is very much a subjective, not an objective, phenomenon.

i am wearing rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (pullover, boots and ring), rundholz dip a/w 2017 (top/jacket and skirt) and rundholz dip s/s 2017 (trousers).

2 comments:

Jan said...

I really love the play of textures here as well as the shot of grey in an otherwise all black scheme. Of course, your reader's curiosity is peaked wondering which layer was designated the "gap-filler?"
Thanks for posting,
Jan

wardrobetales said...

thanks, jan. the "gap filler" here is the skirt. it was intended to complete another outfit.