1 JAMES PERSE cashmere tee | on sale right now
2 EVERLANE Ryan tank (white)*
3 EVERLANE Cashmere sweater (moss)*
4 JAMES PERSE slub button front tee | black not available, link goes to white
5 JAMES PERSE relaxed v-neck tee | recent gift from JP – I’m pretty sure it’s the “memory” pigment
6 CASLON military jacket | no longer available – similar style
7 GOLDSIGN virtual high-rise jeans
8 EVERLANE chunky knit cardigan (black)* | men’s style
9 JAMES PERSE leggings
1 JEROME DREYFUSS Florent Backpack*
2 MARC JACOBS “midnight in paris” nail polish
3 3.1 PHILIP LIM large ryder satchel*
4 RAG & BONE aston Boots
5 VINCE perforated leather sneakers
6 VINCE blair haircalf sneakers | similar “Berlin” style by Vince
7 EVERLANE loafers | gift for review
Happy Monday!! We had a busy weekend, actually, and I wore a lot of different things, which is interesting to see now that I am trying to account for them in a more organized way (the pieces above include what I wore on Friday also – the outfit I featured on Friday, was what I wore on Thursday); I’m learning a lot.
Friday: (wandering around Highland Park village) JP leggings, Everlane tank top, Everlane cashmere sweater, Vince perforated sneakers, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag (with my computer in it)
Saturday: (Fort Worth) Jeans, JP slub button front shirt, JP cashmere tee, Caslon jacket, Rag & Bone boots, Jerome Dreyfuss backpack (then for dinner with friends, I wore the jeans with tank top, Everlane cashmere sweater & Vince haricalf sneakers)
Sunday: (Breakfast & Costco with Leo) Jeans, JP v-neck tee, Everlane chunky knit cardigan, Everlane loafers, JD backpack
- After thinking a lot about duplicates and whether or not we actually wear the duplicates we buy after loving the original version, I decided I was going to try to wear my dupes more often, or at least try and recognize why I DON’T wear them as often as I thought I would. On Saturday, we went to Fort Worth to see a special exhibit at the Kimball art museum (beautiful collection, BTW) and I wore my Goldsign jeans, boots, and first, put on the white version of the JP slub button front tee above with the JP cashmere tee. But then, I remembered that I had the black version of the tee and put that on instead.
Honestly, I liked the outfit better with the white tee, but made myself wear the black one instead. I love the black version, but I like contrast in my outfits, and since most of my other pieces are always black, I reach for white more often as a layer. This I recognize now, and hopefully it will help me avoid buying black versions of white items I love…
- Same duplicate idea goes for the shoes – I got the Vince haircalf sneakers in 2013 and have worn the heck out of them, but wanted a lighter version, so I got the gray perforated ones late last year. Now, I wish I’d bought the black perforated leather instead of the gray, I would have just worn those instead of either the gray or black haircalf.
- I’m sort of interested in how many DIFFERENT pieces I wore in three days. I could, of course, because they’re here, but I certainly didn’t NEED to wear them all, which led me to think about how many things we have and what we really wear. I tried to MAKE myself wear some of these things, so I can see what I reach for and what I don’t, what I need and what I don’t, which is why I’m doing this exercise in the first place. Certainly, if I didn’t have the new JP v-neck tee, I probably would have worn an older one. And I already mentioned that I would have preferred to wear the white version of the JP button-front slub tee I changed it out for. So I can already see how being deliberate about what I choose to wear, and meticulously recording it will help me identify wants vs. needs, and recognize how I’ve been filling my closet with “wants” for so long…
I know some of you are meticulous about recording what you wear every day and making notes about what you love and don’t. How has that helped you build a more cohesive wardrobe? What have you learned from the exercise?
*I have purchased most Everlane items with credits I earned via my referral link or added to my account generously by Everlane. Both bags I purchased with credits I earn from Forzieri, an advertiser.