Saturday, July 23, 2011

Finally Out Of The Closet-Navy Top

After purchasing this top last October I have tried it on and taken it off so many times I thought that maybe it was a lost cause!

A sleeveless, navy top sounds so easy, right? It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but the texture is actually very interesting, it has a sort of soft netting draped in all directions which makes it slightly puffy but not unflattering. I thought for sure I'd wear it with everything! Yet for whatever reason, it remained folded, never worn, in my dresser.

After my last post, I had to figure out what to do with it. I wore it to work with a simple pencil skirt and it was fine but sort of boring, and perhaps that's what kept me from wearing it before. Blah. But after having a discussion about men's wear with a girlfriend recently, I decided to move into an entirely different direction with it, and I love how it worked out...

Strangely enough, most of the items that I'm wearing have been laying around dormant in my closet anyway. Layered over a simple white button down shirt, a rarely worn item itself, and an old pair of cropped pants, not worn in probably 4 years, I ended up with a very "geek chic" kind look and I love it! The gold belt was an early summer purchase, (never worn,) and the flower broach is vintage and made of metal which makes it very heavy and hard to wear on delicate fabrics. And the heels were the finishing touch to keep the look more feminine.

Success at last!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Never Worn Out Of The Closet- A Bunch Of Stuff

Well, this is a little embarrassing! I decided to go through my closet and dresser and pull out everything that I have never worn...

Nope, not even once have I worn these things except to try them on then take them off. It comes to over 30 items!!! Yikes!

Don't get me wrong...I've gone through and pulled out the things that I'm never going to wear, (and this doesn't include the pieces waiting to be altered,) so these are the items that I intend to wear...someday...and a lot of these things are winter wear only, so they'll have to wait until probably November until I get some use out of them.

So with that realization upon me, I've decided that maybe a shopping ban is in order for at least the next month, possibly longer! And I need to incorporate as many of these items into my daily wear. So be prepared for some first timers to show up on the blog.

(Please tell me I'm not the only one with this much stuff!)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another Day, Another Day Dress

I've had this dress in my closet for about 5 years.....

And every time I put it on I think to myself that maybe this one is ready to go.

This particular shade is not one of my favorites, but it really doesn't look so bad when I put it on, in fact I get quite a few compliments when I'm out and about. It also happens to be very comfy in the summer and just by changing up my shoes and accessories it can go from day dress to brunch. (Or picnic.)
And I love the minimal detail of the pintucks at the top...

Pintucks are my down fall!

So really, it still fits the qualifying needs of my closet. Which is why it still happens to be hanging in there. (And that's good real estate!)

How do you decide when a piece of clothing has expired? Do you remove it entirely or just store it away for a while?


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Closet Nostelgia

I love living in Texas but sometimes, due to the drought, I miss the dark gray skies and beautiful green trees of a Wisconsin summer. Then it sort of makes me miss the moodiness and my mostly black wardrobe, dance classes and hanging out with people that I probably shouldn't be hanging out with...

I wonder what those people are up to....

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Closet Essential- Easy Day Dress

A good day dress is essential to my everyday living and this one is my current favorite...

(Bad red swollen allergy don't need to see that.)
When I first bought it, my hair was still long and it sort of made me feel Charlotte York-ish...just add pearls and a headband! But with my shorter hair, well, it just works better.

Anyway, it's perfect for those days that hit 100+ degrees and you don't want to leave the comfort of your home...but have to. Dresses in general are just easy, add shoes and go!

I can wear just about any color shoe from a flat to a sandal or wedge, depending on where I happen to be going (I was headed to work on this day.)

Yup, a good day dress makes my life easier.