GOLDSIGN virtual high-rise jeans | made in the US
KAREN KANE draped top | made in the US, gift from Karen Kane, newer version
VINCE perforated sneakers | 20% off at azalea with code GRECHEN20
PROENZA SCHOULER ps1 satchel | purchased with credits earned from Forzieri
I mentioned yesterday that I haven’t applied the “KonMari” method to my clothes yet (mostly because I’m too scared…), but until I do, I will be trying to specifically think about “joy” when I choose and wear my clothes.
Mostly, I’m trying to decide what my range is – Do I actually feel joy about any of my clothes? or is contentment more likely? happiness? satisfaction? I think “joy” is rather extreme, and maybe the second highest “emotion,” after excitement one can feel with regard to their clothes. But honestly, I’m not expecting to feel “joy” when I touch all of my clothes. And that’s okay. It is enough to feel content, and happy with my clothes – and as Lori wrote in a comment yesterday, our clothing that plays a “supporting role” and is generally useful is as important as the pieces that spark joy or excitement.
Onto this top specifically: I’ve had it for a few years (it was a gift from Karen Kane to review) and I do love it, but when I wear it, I always wish it was a bit longer in the front. I wear it anyway, and won’t get rid of it (the shorter length makes it easier to tuck in when I so desire…) because it is GOOD ENOUGH, and I don’t want to replace it.
It’s subtle, but nowadays with drapey shirts like this, they ARE generally longer all around instead of just in the back, which feels more modern, and is more comfortable to wear. A few years ago, the hems were more “stacked” : longer in the back and shorter in the front; I had a lot of dresses like that – I called them mullet hems. And I got rid of all of them.
Anyway, this top is a keeper. I love it, and enjoy wearing it (is that joy?) even though it’s not exactly what I’d like right now. It’s good enough until I decide I’d like to replace it. IF I decide I’d like to replace it.
What do you think your range is? do you think you’d feel “joy” about most of your clothing? or is contentment enough?