I got this James Perse fleece skirt a couple years ago via eBay because I let it sell out and disappear from other outlets. I had the “previous” version and wore it until it was falling apart, and too big, so I knew/thought this one would also be a workhorse in my closet. Turns out I really haven’t worn it as often as I wore the other one, but I still love it, and consider it an essential piece.
This version is a heavier weight fleece than the one I had before, which is ridiculously comfortable, but keeps me from wearing it in the summer months. It’s perfect for 60’s-70 degree weather like we’ve been having the last few days though, so I’ve worn it a few days in a row (at home also…).
The “newer” version is their moleskin fabric, which is a very nice medium-weight brushed fabric with significant stretch, and has a slit in the back to make it easier to walk in. If you like straight maxi skirts, I highly recommend this one, and it’s on sale at Saks for $90 (final sale though). Just FYI, it’s the same material as my hoodie dress and although it says dry clean only, I washed it with a mild detergent and hung to dry with success.
Going back around again to what I’ve been saying repeatedly the last few weeks: much like life, your wardrobe is what happens in spite of your best laid plans. My exercise to be more deliberate and thoughtful about the things I add to my closet has made it abundantly clear to me, that I, personally, really have no idea. Things I thought I would live in, and wear forever, sit unworn and un-touched in my closet (ahem…jackets).
I’m sure it’s me. I’ve been told I’m rather fickle. And I care A LOT about getting my personal style just right. Now that I know this about myself, I’m not going to be any LESS deliberate, but I’m also not going to harbor continued delusions that whatever I buy I will absolutely love and wear forever, and often. I know better what I want and need, and what I like to wear, but I also value the mistakes I make, because I learn from them, sure, but sometimes, the “mistakes” end up being favorite pieces I wouldn’t have expected.
I love it: how naive I was in my 30’s thinking I’d have it all figured out by the time I was 40, and I’d stop making so many mistakes. As you know if you’ve read my Minimal Closet series, I struggled hard with that – that I DIDN’T have all the answers at 40. But now, thanks mostly to your comments, and a lot of introspection, I realize that the beauty of life is in the figuring out – the journey, if you will – not the destination. The joy is in the everyday, the little things, and the mistakes along the way, as much, or more as in reaching “the goal.”