Sheesh, it feels cold today! Yesterday and today I took a long look at the contents of my wardrobe and felt like there really wasn't an awful lot for me to wear. And the funny (or sad) thing is that there is an awful lot of stuff in the wardrobe, but there isn't much that inspires me at the moment. I haven't decided yet whether to blame the weather, or my Great American Apparel Diet - related antsiness. (Okay, I admit, it is the latter.)
Like I mentioned a little while ago, Chris and I will be taking a little trip to NYC this coming weekend, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I gave myself permission to buy new clothes there, but something weird went down on Monday and I came home with a new handbag and a new cashmere sweater. I don't know how it all happened. (Lynn, any ideas..?)
I hate that feeling of not having anything to wear, and I hate it even more because the feeling is not based on anything real. I have too many clothes, not too few. I have stuffed my wardrobe with clothes that are not wearable, and that is the problem. I have a leather circle skirt which I haven't worn once - it is just unpractical and too weird. I have two (!) bright blue 1980s pencil skirts, which, in the true spirit of the 80s, are actually really unflattering. I don't wear them. I have nice dresses that are a little too dressy for everyday-wear but since special occasions are rare, the dresses are taking up room in my wardrobe. I also have dresses that don't fit quite right, and yet I hold onto them because I might like the colour or the pattern or whatever it might be, and maybe one day I'll make something else out of them. And don't even get me started on the "perhaps I'll wear this one day" - clothes! The list goes on, and it mostly includes second hand purchases that were cheap and I thought I'd make them work somehow. I am frustrated with the clothes, and most of all, with myself. The optimist in me says that I have already learned a lot, and that I will not make the same mistakes again, and yet the pessimist in me is the one that speaks louder right now, and claims that I am stupid and just a bad consumer. Okay, end of rant. I think I just needed to let out some steam.
Sweater: Tuuli's old
Sheer skirt: Rosie's old
Heart pendant: Lynn's old