Elizabeth Suzann Clyde Culottes (size 8 short)
Elizabeth Suzann Rhodes sweater (medium) | no longer available
Play CdG X Converse sneakers | mine are a very old style
Marsell Dritta 4 bag | black sold out, white on sale
In the comments last week a few of you mentioned that you thought my outfits had been particularly good recently. First, thank you very much 🙂
Also, I wondered why that was. The common denominator, I think, is that I haven’t been wearing jeans much lately. And favoring wider styles, generally (elastic waist pants, FTW).
I’m at the point now that I don’t want to wear anything remotely uncomfortable. I’m purging pants that stick to my calves and other things I just don’t want to wear anymore, or things that are too big/don’t fit. And everytime I think about adding a new item to my wardrobe, I don’t. I don’t want any new clothes. I mean, I do, but I also don’t. It’s a very strange sensation for me LOL.
I have always enjoyed adding new things, and trying new pieces. And of course, I appreciate a package in the mail as much as the next person; having that to look forward to is a real thing. But I’m having a hard time actually placing any orders lately, even for things on my “list.” (I did order the Feit shoes though)
What gets me mostly, is that I don’t want to dilute my wardrobe any more than it already is; I’ve become acutely aware that whenever I add something new, I don’t wear my older things. And I LIKE my older things now, more and more I am starting to prefer the things that are already in my closet. But then comes the shiny and new, and I forget about the “old” for a time.
I know that’s a thing – the allure of new (I wrote about it many years ago). But I am trying hard now to wean myself away from it. I’m not using “new” like I was years ago, to self-medicate, and to forget, but I want to value my older pieces more.
So yesterday out to lunch and errands I pulled out my super-old Play CdG X Converse sneakers to wear with my relatively new ES wide clydes. An excellent balance I think.
Do you still get excited about “new”? Or have you overcome that mostly?
Happy Monday!!! So glad I can make a “normal” face in outfit pictures now !!!