JAMES PERSE maxi dress
SPLENDID cardigan | mine is more than a year old, newer version linked
PLAY X CDG sneakers | black version at Azalea, use code GRECHEN20 for 20% off
JEROME DREYFUSS backpack
MARGOT WOLF necklace
Maybe you’re getting tired of hearing it, but I’m learning so much about my style/wardrobe lately. This exercise I’m putting myself through, of being deliberate about wearing things I wouldn’t “normally” to see if I should keep them, or at least hone in on my style a little better, is eye-opening.
For example, I got this dress last fall as an early birthday gift from Leo, and it’s a heavier weight, so I thought, how perfect for cooler weather. I also got the long James Perse fleece skirt I’d been wanting for a while in late summer, which is also heavier, and not great for how hot it gets here in summer/early fall, thinking I’d wear it a lot when it cooled off. Not so. I haven’t reached for either piece in quite some time.
I absolutely wouldn’t get rid of them – but I have recognized that I don’t want to wear skirts/dresses much when it’s cool; I prefer to stick with pants/leggings. Even as it warmed up a lot this week here, I had to make myself choose to wear this outfit instead of just jeans & a long-sleeve t-shirt. I’m SO GLAD I did, because I loved it, and it was the perfect outfit for the weather yesterday (low 70’s and sunny). And it made me remember how much I love the dress, and to wear dresses in general.
BUT, here’s what was so eye-opening. I’d been thinking off and on about getting the long cashmere blend skirt or tank dress during the James Perse sale, because I really love them, but now, after I’d realized that I don’t wear skirts/dresses much in cooler weather, I’m over it. And I don’t like the idea of owning much of anything that’s appropriate for one season, I like a little more versatility than that.
So, while I highly recommend any of the James Perse cotton/cashmere pieces, I realize now, they’re not for me. And I can stop obsessing over them. And move on to something else 😉
Anyway, I’m quite pleased with these revelations I’m having lately…all because I have all my clothes out in my closet now (because they can fit), and I’m being more thoughtful about what I choose to wear and why.
Do you wear heavier weight skirts & dresses in the winter? or do you prefer to stick to pants when it’s cool?