1- DAVID YURMAN chain bracelet
2- WARBY PARKER Webb frames
3- HELMUT LANG leggings | mine are the HELMUT line, no longer available, but nearly identical to the ones pictured
4- MELISSA JOY MANNING huggie earrings
5- LAUREN WOLF stingray cuff
6- INHABIT NY cashmere cardigan | actual photo of my cardigan, it’s very old! similar style at James Perse
7- T by Alexander Wang long sleeve tee
8- CATBIRD NYC heart ring
9- JAS MB traveler bag
10- TINA TANG heart charm necklace
11- VINCE Blair 3 haircalf sneakers | similar “Berlin” style by Vince
I decided late last year that I wanted to try and document, or at least keep track of, EVERYTHING I wore for a while (similar to what Debbie does frequently), so I’d have a better idea of what, exactly, I do wear. Easier said than done. But, I also wanted to make an effort to share my outfits with you Monday through Friday. Also, easier said than done.
So, instead of taking outfit pictures everyday, which can be pretty difficult, or taking them all at once on a nice day, which is disingenuous, and not “me,” on the days when I can’t, I’ll create a collage like this one that shows exactly what I wore. I’ve shied away from doing this in the past because quite frankly, I don’t see the point. I mean, we can see clothes on hangers, or laid out, anywhere; part of the allure of blogs is to see how things FIT, and how they look on a real body.
But I know that collages like this are quite popular online now, and serve to also make outfits anonymous, and observers more able to “plug” ourselves into the clothes – to visualize them on our own bodies. So, I’m going to do them a couple times a week as well.
And given that I’m wearing a lot of older pieces from the DEPTHS of my closet, I can’t link to them, or even find stock photos of them anymore. So, I will be photographing pieces I can’t find photos online for. And, even though I am LOATHE to do this, I’ll post links to similar items if my particular piece is no longer available – I really think it’s important to link to the EXACT item, and have always tried to do this, but sometimes it’s just not possible. Compromise…it’s a good thing 🙂 as, is realism…
I think this will be quite exciting, actually, because over time, I’ll be able to put together a complete photographic library of my wardrobe, which will help me visualize outfits for traveling, and get a better handle of what I have, what I need, and definitely should not buy more of!
Anyway, everything you see in the image above is exactly what I’m wearing, including the jewelry (yes, I love to mix metals). I’ll do a separate post on my everyday jewelry, I think, but this is basically it, besides my wedding band and engagement ring, which are very generic. I never take ANY of it off. EVER. And lately, I don’t really add much either.
I hope you’ll enjoy these posts as much as regular outfit posts – please let me know what you think!
Oh…and just a quick aside, check out the Emerson Fry sale if you haven’t already, there are some really really great deals now (50% off!). I wish I could get this waxed bag/tote, actually, because I think it would be beautiful for an everyday work bag and/or traveling.
I like it! I think it will be fun, occasionally, just as long as we get to see your beautiful face on the other days! And I think you’re right about being able to picture myself in the individual pieces, and/or sub pieces that I own which are similar.
Love the jewelry and more on the topic would be great.
I recently got a great deal on Lulu Frost Code on Mille. Now also available on Jcrew and on her own site. I was nervous but the rings are really timeless and cute. I got the 1 and 0 to stack as both of my kids are born on the 10th of the same month, 3 years apart by luck. I was pleasantly surprised by the way they feel and fit. Do you know Lulu Frost’s Code colleaction.
Two other of my favorite designers: Louise Douglas who used to have a studio in Boston’s South and now is back hom in New Zealand. Her work is amazing. I own the fern necklace and I get compliments often even from guys who typically do not notice jewelry. Finally I really like Satomi Kawakita in NYC. Her work is also organic, delicate, made in NYC. Satomi’s work is moving.
I’d love to see another jewelry post. It’s been awhile, right?
I’ve been using the Stylebook app for the past few months to track the pieces I wear and to create outfits. The app costs a few dollars ($3 or $4?), but I think it is well worth it for the information I have gained about what I wear and the fun I get creating outfits. It took me a while to take and edit pictures of all of my clothes, but that was part of the fun. I found out about this app from the comments section on Debbie’s blog and I’m grateful to whoever made that wonderful suggestion!