Tuesday, November 30, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 11 06 21)



reflecting on the pieces that i acquired from the black label collection for this a/w, i think i picked nothing but cosy, easy wearing pieces. maybe this has something to do with my selections from the other rundholz collections for this a/w. i wouldn't describe them as easy wearing. i would say they are a bit more elaborate. i am a huge fan of the waistline on this "coat dress" -- lower in front and higher in the back.  i think i first experienced it, in a more subtle way, with the dip collection for a/w 2017 (a favourite of mine even if i don't own a lot of it). a more extreme version of the waistline was a feature of the dip collection for last a/w (a/w 2020) (also a favourite of mine -- and i own quite a bit of it). there is a coat in the black label collection for this a/w that, in my eyes, is a perfect match to this coat dress. i didn't have it when i first wore (and photographed myself wearing) this coat dress. i do have it now, though. i will feature it in a future post.

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

Friday, November 19, 2021

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


the jacket and trousers that i mentioned in my last post.  judging from the three pieces that i have from this grouping of black label -- the dress, jacket and trousers -- which are all very comfortable -- i suspect it is a very comfortable grouping overall.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2021 (top, trousers and jacket) and rundholz mainline a/w 2016 (boots).

Monday, November 8, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 26 21)


new rundholz black label. it took longer than usual for me to break into the new collections. my favourite part of this dress? the sleeves and cuffs. so reminiscent of some of the dip collection from a/w 2016. i also acquired a jacket and trousers from this grouping. i am looking forward to wearing that pairing.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2021 (dress) and rundholz mainline a/w 2016 (boots).

Monday, November 1, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 11-17-28-29 21)









october saw me mostly moving through some of my stock of old rundholz. here is some old rundholz dip that i wore.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2018 (all clothes), rundholz mainline a/w 2018 (platform boots) and rundholz mainline a/w 2016 (lace up boots).

Sunday, October 31, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 10 01-02-05-06-07-08-09-25-31 21)















i have always found it hard to change hairstyles. the transition period -- the time between the old hairstyle and the new hairstyle -- is difficult for me to navigate. i feel like i am without a style identity. none of the clothes in my closet seem to fit me anymore and i seem months away from fitting into any new clothes -- amazing the role a hairstyle plays in my style identity. i hear and read how one should embrace each step of the transformation, but i just can't seem to do this. i remain fixated on the end point and everything short of that doesn't satisfy me -- it seems, well, not the me that i was envisioning when i made the decision to change my hairstyle.  i always seem to choose to go through the most difficult months in the transition period during the bleakest winter months, when i know i am at my most vulnerable emotionally. that said, i am not sure that any time of year would make it easier to survive those difficult months -- regardless of the degree of my emotional vulnerability. i say this with some sadness: all the beautiful rundholz clothes this a/w that i couldn't resist may just be lost on me this a/w. they will always remain beautiful on the hanger though. and of course they will be there for me when i come out the other end of this painful hair growth transition period. here is some old rundholz black label ... on the evolving me.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2018 (clothes and footwear).


Thursday, September 30, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 15 21)


and just like that another s/s clothing season comes to an end. i usually switch over to a/w clothing in october, so, after today, and until april (when i switch over to s/s clothing), it will all be about a/w clothing -- from the new rundholz collections and from some of the old ones. (after a couple of years of struggling to figure it out, i finally settled on which old collections to join to the new collections in any given year -- i looked to the increments of weights at one of my gyms for inspiration -- something completely arbitrary really -- i will go back 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 20, 25, etc. years -- not that i currently have collections that fall in the 9, 12 ,15, 20, 25, etc. years old categories.) anyhoo, this last s/s outfit for 2021 was one of the last purchases that i made in s/s 2021. when i bought it, it was sweltering hot, so i could only look at it hanging in my closet. until recently, when it became cool enough to wear it. i just love me a good boiler suit!

i am wearing rundholz dip s/s 2021 (boiler suit and sneaker boots).

Saturday, August 28, 2021

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 10-13-18-30 21)








berry prints. the inspiration for the last outfit (the one featured in the last three photos) is an outfit that i wore in s/s 2016. i don't normally intentionally recreate outfits from the past. unless i discard them and later come to miss them. yep, that is what happened with the s/s 2016 outfit. 

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2021 (dresses, jumpsuit, tunic, trousers, jacket, sneakers and boots).