PACT organic cotton shelf-bra camisole (medium)
Elizabeth Suzann Clyde pants (6) | gift from ES to review last year
Birkenstock Arizona sandals
I am still a mess. Antsy. And all over the place. Thinking of so many things all the time, but not being able to DO much until our actual moving date (I was very proactive and got A LOT done ahead of time LOL). What a weird place to be.
And it’s still SO HOT here. I’m looking for ways to wear the least amount of clothing possible.
As I was packing up my clothes for moving, I also tried things on, and played around with what I’ve decided to keep in my wardrobe. Dreaming of layering, jackets & cashmere, I rediscovered my love of built-in-bra camisoles, and how great they are for coverage, minimal support, and simple layering. I have four camisoles by Park Vogel/Vogel10 (anyone remember them?) that are made of organic cotton I’ve had for just about 10 years. Three of them are too big on me, and have some seaming that is starting to unravel by now, but one still fits beautifully, and is just a very basic black camisole.
I usually reserve them for wear during fall/winter under sweaters, but as I was packing I put one on with my linen blend James Perse pants and wore that all day. Turns out it’s great for hot weather too; I can wear it alone at home or outside, and throw a denim jacket on top in the air conditioning.
Since I only have one that fits me well I decided to try this other one by PACT and see if I liked it enough to stock up on more. So far so good. I don’t like the fit or the neckline as much as my Vogel10 cami, but it is very good, and the price is right ($19), so it will do fine.
Today I’m going furniture shopping, ugh, so I’m bringing my denim jacket to wear when I go inside.
Speaking of furniture, I wish I had the patience and the ability to hunt for second hand mid-century modern furniture right now, but I just don’t. And we need a kitchen table/chairs and some living room pieces ASAP, so I’m leaning towards some from Target’s new Project62 line. Have you seen it? The dining chairs are excellent, and very comfortable to sit in (at least they were in the store LOL).
I’ve also been looking through AllModern after Michelle posted about her new piece from there recently. The budget is pretty tight right now though, so I’m having to be very careful, and I’m really concerned about comfort, but I love the sofa she got.
We also need rugs, which is new for us since we left Atlanta; we’ve lived in apartments with wall-to-wall carpeting lately.
Anyway, just rambling 🙂 So much going through my head all the time!!
“…usually reserve them (camisoles) for wear during fall/winter under sweaters, but as I was packing I put one on with my linen blend James Perse pants and wore that all day. Turns out it’s great for hot weather too; I can wear it alone at home or outside, and throw a denim jacket on top in the air conditioning.” Who knew? lol. (Sorry, G. Couldn’t resist 😉 ).
Grechen Reiter says
The main reason we keep being told to “shop our closets” is because we forget what we have or we get in a rut and only wear things a certain way/in a certain combo, right? So good for you for trying something new with what you have and re/discovering something old!
There’s a chair from the Target collab I love – the Peoria wood arm chair – my boss has an old chair like that at his house in Tanzania and ILOVE. I took photos (his wife thinks I’m crazy because she finds it totally uncomfortable) My mom found me a version at a thrift store last year & even made new cushions for me (original were leopard – which she also gave me 😉 Alas, my current decorative style is pretty traditional (british colonial mixed with english country house) so it doesn’t really match. I put it in my library/office and it’s ok….
I’m a picker – my house is never “done” because I tend to avoid buying sets (same with clothing 😉 Good luck picking out what you need! Don’t forget to look on etsy for interesting finds!
Glad to hear that the Target collection is nice! The items looked lovely in their weekly ad, but I wondered about the quality.
I’m ready for less humid weather! Temps don’t change drastically in Hawaii but hurricane season months are the worst for humidity (no AC in my apartment). I like how that cami with a bra just looks like a regular tank top, all the styles I had are so obviously a cami with a shelf bra. Nice!
Regarding furniture shopping, if I could go back and do it again, I’d hold off as long as I could. I’ve been in such a rush to “nest” that I often buy too much or things that could’ve been better thought out or done without to get the one I wanted. By the way, West Elm has some designs that are inspired by mid-century and are more affordable (more than Target however).
One more thing… I went through a move recently (from one island to another) and I felt very bummed and anxious through the whole thing. It was drawn out as my BF had to do some work on his place to fit me in and rushed at the same time because I was starting a new job.
It felt depressing as it didn’t go the way I’d like and I felt like I was in limbo too. Just wanted to throw that out – you are not alone! Completely normal.
Grechen Reiter says
thank you tania 🙂
i decided last night to stop trying to rush everything and make decisions on furniture right away…i want to get in first, and then i’ll know better what i want. i was just trying to make everything “perfect” from day one. which is silly LOL
Moving has a way to make you fell “unsettled”…. It will get better once you unpack!