James Perse crepe surplus pants
James Perse slub button front top
Everlane cashmere Cardigan
No6 Clog wedges
Alexander Wang Rockie (gift from Azalea) | Rockie w/rosegold studs at Azalea for 25% off with code GRECHEN25
Margot Wolf pendant
Day 2 of my 10 items for 2 weeks challenge and I feel good. Two days in! Woohoo!! Honestly, I love that I don’t have to think about what I’m going to wear; I just have a small selection to choose from, so there’s not much to think about. With the pieces I’ve chosen, I can achieve a slightly different look everyday if I want to – not too different, because really, how different CAN I look given my wardrobe?? And the weather here is quite cold compared to last week, so I don’t miss any of my short skirts/dresses. I did include my long Splendid maxi dress, and I’m saving that for Friday since it will be in the 70’s.
I’m not sure this exercise will help for packing though, interestingly enough, because even though these 10 items would get me far OUT in public, I haven’t included anything that I wear at “home.” When we travel to visit family, I do need things to wear at home, which are different than what I wear out, most of the time. I seem to have a very distinct wardrobe of things I wear at home vs. what I wear out, and never the two shall meet.
When we travel for sightseeing, we’re always going, so I don’t need things to wear “at home” as much, although when we went to Amsterdam we did hang out in the hotel lounge playing cards and drinking free beer quite a bit, so it was nice to have some lounging pieces with me (that were still appropriate for public consumption).
Those were my thoughts yesterday, on day 2 of this challenge – oh, and I made it through my first fast day. It’s interesting to think about why we wear what we do, and WHERE we wear what we do. Do you have a distinct “home” wardrobe that tends to be separate from your “public” wardrobe? What do you do about loungewear when you’re traveling?
Oh…and of course I had to try these on:
And now I’m obsessed. Truly. On me, the Rag & Bone/JEAN pajama jeans look like jeans. Not like sweatpants – even up close. And because I have “sturdy” legs (thick, muscular), they’re not as slouchy or loose on me as all the models out there wearing them. Which is a good thing I think. I’m wearing a medium, which is NOT loose on me at all, but I know they will stretch quite a bit. But not enough to size down, or that they’ll get ridiculously oversized. Frankly, I was going to order them on Shopbop with their coupon code as soon as I got home last night, but the medium was already sold out. I can’t pay full price for them, but I’m not sure I’ll get the chance NOT to, as they are INCREDIBLY popular and selling out all over the place (Rag & Bone’s website says they’re getting re-stock in April).
The dirty wash is a little annoying, and I know my husband would be mortified if I wore those out in public with him, but I can get over that 😉