This is a bit of a holdover post from last week since I had an “announcement” instead. But there is also some new info FYI.
Buying nothing – wearing mostly jumpsuits and sweatpants, but I’m trying a pair of stretchy comfortable jeans today. I’ve had these for a while (purchased them with credits from Shopbop) and was just waiting to wash them and have them hemmed to wear them. They are comfortable to wear right now (but who am I kidding…my jumpsuits and sweatpants are SO MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE!!), and they make me feel a little more like “myself” since I’m wearing jeans again, but I’m so conflicted about keeping them. I don’t know for how long I’ll be able to wear them…I miss my jeans so much.
I saw this new Mimu Maxi shirt dress recently and I love it, especially styled as a skirt!!!!!
I mentioned a while ago I read Bird Box when it first came out and thought it was one of the scariest books I’d ever read. Well, Of course I watched the movie recently, and thought it was well done. I was concerned how they would deal with the “thing” that people see, but I found it satisfying, and pretty tense all the way through. Honestly I recommend the book over the movie, but I always love books more than movies…
Up close and Personal with Alpacas – and why Alpaca is better than wool or cashmere for the environment, and for the animals.
Repeat after me: there’s no such thing as perfect, or “the best.” Yet, we are constantly looking for it. I’ve written many a post about this, chronicling my own searches for “the perfect,” or “the best,” happy to be (mostly) beyond that. It’s more marketing than anything (see: Everlane), and ultimately it’s designed to make us feel like we are inadequate UNLESS we have at least some of “the best” things; that way we signal to others that we are “in the know”. I’m late on the game writing about this, but Elaine and Michelle covered their thoughts more thoroughly – from a millennial perspective.
Claire McCardell – I found this profile fascinating, given that I didn’t know who she was before.
Fashion’s biggest fake news – Is fashion the second most polluting industry in the world? Not exactly. Don’t believe everything you see on Instagram!
Working again, after a little break. I’m thinking about the direction Grechen’s Closet will go in 2019. Of course I will still photograph my outfits, and along with all of you I’m interested in seeing how my style will change over the next year.
I’ve already started researching some ethical/independent/sustainable maternity brands, and there aren’t many. I THINK I will be able to get away with non-maternity pieces for a while still, but I’m sure at some point I’ll have to give in? When did you start wearing maternity clothing? Of course I’d like to prioritize secondhand pieces if I can find them, but I’m also really interested in trying new pieces to review for you. It’s just all so confusing.
Speaking of secondhand…if you’re doing a closet clean-out this January, please consider Slowre for your ethical consignment needs! Bonus if you have any maternity items hahahaha!!