Sunday, December 4, 2022

archive clothing in october

one of the consequences (?) of finding clarity around what clothes truly reflect who i am and make me happy is an even greater appreciation of the clothes that i have collected over the years. starting at the end of september, i found myself, organically, reaching for archive clothing more often than in the recent past. here is the archive clothing that i wore in october. that black dress is one of the first rundholz dip a/w pieces that i bought. i still remember almost not getting it -- something drove me back to it and i am so grateful that i followed by gut. if i were to pick "all-time favourite pieces" from the line, this dress would definitely make the cut. the red and wine pieces are also firsts in my rundholz dip journey -- the first time i bought that colour palette from rundholz dip and the beginning of a bit of an obsession with the colour palette. i guess i could say the same about the green pieces. but i can also say this about the particular rundholz dip collection to which those green pieces belong -- the 217 collection. probably the first full collection that i fell in love with. so if i were to pick "all-time favourite collections" from the line, this collection would be one of my picks.

photo no. 1: i am wearing rundholz dip 214 (dress) and rundholz dip 222 (sneakers/shoes).

photo nos. 2 and 3: i am wearing rundholz dip 215 (dress and trousers), rundholz dip 219 (cardi) and rundholz dip 222 (sneakers/shoes).

photo nos. 4 to 8: i am wearing rundholz dip 217 (top, sweat pullover, sweat dress, skirts and coat) and rundholz dip 222 (sneakers/shoes).

Friday, December 2, 2022

new in october: the only wine i consume?

it has been an entire season (clothing-wise -- two seasons in "real life") since i last came into this space. the messages that were waiting for me when i came back really touched me -- thank you so very much. my vanishing was organic -- it felt right to step away and it would have felt forced to stay. i followed my gut. on the other side now, i know i made the right move. having this blog has taught me a lot about dressing/styling myself to my liking. seeing my reflection in the mirror is not the same as seeing an image of myself. i have come to value images of myself as teaching tools. but dressing/styling myself has always been about a little bit more than just physical appearance. during my season away from the blog, i really tapped into that side of dressing/styling. the past three years have been about paring down in most aspects of my life. to what really makes me me. and happy. dressing/styling was the last hold out. in that space, i think i got lost at some point. forgetting what makes me me and happy. forgetting that liking something doesn't necessarily mean that i should wear it. because i like fashion so much, it is sometimes hard to distinguish between liking something and liking something for me. the past 8 months have been about relearning this distinction. the good news: i still like rundholz. although a bit more selectively. and, as i hope i will be able to show you, i have reacquainted myself with some past traits. that said, i know that it is december, but here are some of the new things that came into my closet in october.

p.s. i am well. i had intended to return to this space a little sooner, but, unfortunately, covid finally caught up with me, despite my best efforts to evade it. i never expected the crushing fatigue that followed for several weeks after i recovered from the acute phase of having the virus, making the journey to a full recovery from the illness a prolonged experience. but, i am well. again, thank you so very, very much for the messages of support and concern. they truly meant a great deal to me.

everything i am wearing (except for the socks) is rundholz dip 222.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 03 31 22)

and, some late in dip outfits from a/w 2021.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2021 (roll neck jersey top, roll neck wool pullover, leather vest, trousers, dress and boots)

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 03 03 22)

wore a jacket and trousers for the first time in three months.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2021 (jacket, trousers and desert boots).

Friday, March 11, 2022

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 24 22)

it must definitely be close to the end of the a/w dressing season. i know this, not by the date and not by the weather, but by the fact that i am relaxing into the season's clothes and styling more outfits on my own. if only this relaxation came sooner (a lot sooner) in each season. but i guess the reality is that it does take some time for me to become familiar with the clothes and their fit on me. through actual wear. so i can only speed up the process so much.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2021 (dress, cardi, trousers and boots).

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 23 22)

a laid back look.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2021 (tunic, trousers and boots).

Saturday, March 5, 2022

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 20 22)

sometimes (usually when i least expect it or want it) i find myself in the position of having to style a new outfit all by myself. when that happens, matching fabrics is one of my go-to tricks. (matching colours is another of my go-to tricks, but that one is obvious -- for many years now, i have been embracing monochromatic looks.) here, trousers and jacket are in the same sweatshirt fabric. underneath the jacket, i put on a simple long-sleeve t-shirt (which by chance bears the same print, although in a larger form, that is on the jacket -- "02"). a casual saturday look.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2021 (top, jacket, trousers and boots).