Elizabeth Suzann Florence pants in silk crepe (large, short) | gift from ES to review
Elizabeth Suzann Rhodes sweater (medium) | from previous release
AllBirds wool runners | have you seen the new sustainable “tree” runners??
The Transcience Swing Bag | gift from The Transcience to review
If you follow me on instagram you may have already seen one of these outfits. Yesterday was a day. Wow. The biggest/best day ever in Slowre history, thanks to my amazing consignors, and equally amazing customers 🙂 It was full of new arrivals and packing up shipments for mailing. So good, but overwhelming AF. Also, I’d been awake since 4AM yesterday morning (Dagny…thunderstorms…) and was completely depleted by 4PM! Ugh.
Another note: So much of my wardrobe is too big for me now. Yes, I lost weight during my fractured jaw-imposed liquid diet, but I’ve not kept all of it off. But since I’ve added cardio in on the Peloton to my regular Pure Barre routine, some of the extra fat I’ve had hanging around has come off. I’m not complaining, but I’m having a hard time dressing myself lately.
First, I have NEVER IN MY LIFE had the problem that my clothes are TOO BIG for me. NEVER. This is a completely new experience for me, and I’m not handling it well.
Also, as much as I like oversized pieces and “big” silhouettes, I am finding them just too much now. It’s probably also a little rebellion against the cold weather, but when I wear a slimmer pair of jeans/pants or a James Perse dress, I feel a little better, and more like me. I wanted to wear my Ulla Johnson overalls yesterday but I put them on and they were just hanging off me; I was very uncomfortable in them. At least with these ES pants the elastic waist makes them feel like they fit, even though the legs are quite big.
Now that it’s warming up I’m going through my spring/summer dresses and have quite a few to get rid of. I don’t really need to replace anything immediately, because I definitely have enough to get by, and I have my ES/Alabama Chanin dress coming (although I am not in the mood for color anymore) at some point.
Finally, as I may have alluded to a bit in yesterday’s post about prints and some things catching my eye lately, I am in a crisp black poplin sort of mood now. I love my Eileen Fisher organic cotton top (outfit), and can’t wait for it to warm up a little again so I can wear it. It has made me want more hard, refined, simple, and BLACK pieces now, nothing playful or drapey. I wouldn’t ever consider myself a “playful” person anyway, but I’m not always very “hard” either. Somewhere in between is how it usually fleshes out.
Changing seasons always makes me overanalyze my wardrobe, and want to purge my wardrobe mercilessly. I don’t usually regret it when I do a big purge (they’re just clothes), but I’m trying to be very deliberate about what I choose to get rid of. My process is that I will wear whatever it is I’m thinking of getting rid of another time or two and if I can’t wait to take it off, or just can’t wear it at all, then it’s obviously time to pass it on. It’s worked well for me so far!
Are you (over)analyzing your wardrobe lately? How do you decide what to get rid of? and what you want to add for the season ahead?