CP SHADES flannel top | really old, no longer available, white linen version
GOLDSIGN Virtual jeans | purchased with credits from Shopbop
NO6 Wedge Clogs | purchased on sale last year at Steven Alan, Black version linked
ADMONISH custom leather tote | gift from Admonish
This CP Shades shirt is the first thing to go from my wardrobe this year; I’m trying to wear things I wouldn’t “normally” wear to determine if I should keep or get rid of them, and I do believe it’s working. Yesterday was beautiful here; sunny and about 70 degrees, so I could wear less, but I didn’t want to wear my white button-down shirt, so chose this one instead. It’s too big for me. Comfortable, yes, but it gets bunched up, and I think I’m “over” the extreme difference in the front/back hem.
But I had to make myself wear it again to be sure that I’m ready to purge it.
Anyway, I kept thinking as I was wearing it, that I wished I had a black version; I’d wear that. Ha! There it is again…the duplicates question. Would I actually wear a black version of my Madewell white button-down shirt? In all honesty, I think I would. Perhaps more often than white. I have worn my white shirt quite often, but lately, when I think about wearing it, I don’t, because the overall “look” it creates is more preppy and “crisp” than I’m going for now.
I’d been thinking about trying the Everlane cotton lawn shirt in black, so maybe that will be my black “version” – but I’m not going to order anything now, I’m just going to sit with the idea for a while and see where it takes me.
Also, I want to say something about my glasses. I received the Warby Parker sunglasses (the Raglan) I ordered with my prescription yesterday and they’re just too big on me. Not the style (LOVE the style), the actual frame; I put them on, and if I move my head around and/or look down, they fall down my nose. I know that can be adjusted, but how long will they stay that way? Will I be constantly in to get the re-adjusted, like I’m doing with my glasses??
I’m taking them back, and getting progressive tinted lenses put in my Karen Walker sunglasses instead; they fit me beautifully. I’m also going to get a pair of titanium glasses with nosepads. My experiment with inexpensive glasses is over.
I wasn’t sure I would want to wear glasses as much as I do, so I decided to go for least expensive to start, and while I do like my Warby Parker Webb frames/glasses, I know I can do better. I feel the glasses on my face constantly, and I hate that. For glasses that I wear everyday, I need better. I found better, and of course, they’re going to cost more than $295 all in…
More on all of this later, but as much as I appreciate Warby Parker, and the option to pay much less for prescription glasses, they’re just not working for me. I think the frames just don’t fit my nose/face well enough that I am comfortable in them. I’m sure they work extremely well for others, but for me, for glasses I want to wear all the time, they just don’t.
Ultimately, I’m glad I went with Warby Parker at first, instead of a more expensive pair; I think I had to determine if I was ready to wear glasses again, but this is a lesson in buying the very best you can afford if there ever was one…