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.