What I wear, when I wear it, and how it works on my bike
Although we started to get sunny and warm last week, the weather took a big dip over the weekend and highs today (near the Lake where I stay during the week for the most part) won’t hit 60.
I’m wearing the Misook pencil skirt (in black) with the light grey Trouvé sweater. I really like this sweater and the other Trouvé sweater I kept. It’s got me thinking about the last several clothing purchases I made and wondering whether I like them so much because “novelty” or because they really suit me more than things I’ve been passing over in my closet.
I own too many clothes and many I rarely wear. While I started cataloging my outfits with the intention of ridding myself of things I never wear, it has not quite worked out that way. I do have a couple bags of things to go to the Goodwill, and I sent about a dozen things to LikeTwice for selling (I think I got $15–but it’s not really useful for me as I don’t tend to shop at the retailers they deal with and I rarely get rid of things in the first year I have it. I generally get more wear out of my clothes as I have gotten better about returning or not making bad purchases).
Nonetheless, the two Eileen Fisher dresses, the one Eileen Fisher sweater, and these two Trouvé sweaters seem to be getting a lot of rotation. I’m fairly certain the two dresses will have longevity–particularly the grey dress with thumbloops. This weekend, I traced it and searched the internet for a good tutorial on making the cuffs. Once the M&M trapeze dress is finished, I’m going to toile my attempt at a pattern. I don’t have a source for fabric nearly as nice as the jersey of which the dress is made, but I think I can make a reasonable facsimile to out into the rotation. If Eileen Fisher offered it in another color, I’d certainly have bought it as well.
I have gotten more disciplined about putting things directly into a donate bag when I put them on and immediately hate how they look. I am trying to do the same anytime I get home from work, having felt awkward or uncomfortable in something all day long. So far, the uncomfortable category has been primarily bras, but the awkward category has included a few sweaters that are just too short.
It’s spring; I guess in general it feels like a time to be rid of things!
Naturally, then, I picked up a couple Burda patterns (despite my poor track record with print-at-home tiled patterns). I think this belt will be a good match for the trapeze dress. There’s certainly enough of the twill left, but I think there’s also some things in the upholstery and silk remnants which would work nicely. I also grabbed a simple skirt pattern. If I ever get around to making up the knit pencil skirts I have in mind, I might get around to making a woven skirt. Maybe.