Eileen Fisher organic linen pants (gift from Eileen Fisher to review) | I’m wearing SP – medium on sale at NM
James Perse slub crew-neck t-shirt
Robert Clergerie Valbert bag
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
I’m sorry, did I say I was putting my linen away??? I always seem to forget that around here, we may have a couple of “cool” days, then it ramps up again to the low 90’s, only really cooling off for good in mid-November; such a tease. Or maybe I try to block it out. Because I’m so ready for it to stay cooler. Although I’m not looking forward to it being cold; I do best in a range between 60-80 degrees F. With sunshine. I am a lizard.
Anyway, we’re taking a very quick trip to south Florida at the end of October, so I’ll wait to “put away” my linen until after that because I’ll probably take my Eileen Fisher linen dress with me. When I say “put away” what I really mean is wash it all, then hang it in the back corner of my closet to wait to be pulled out again next summer.
Because I really only wash things after every 2nd or 3rd wear (or 5th, 6th…or hardly ever for denim) I hang most things back in my closet in between wears. I have pretty distinct “home’ and “out” items, so most of the time I’m in home clothes, which, let’s be honest, get washed once a week when I have to peel them off. Other pieces that I wear out, and then take off when I get home, I put away and pull out again, keeping in the back of my mind how many times I’ve worn them, so I know when it’s time to wash them. Unless something is clearly dirty or sweaty, then I put it in the laundry immediately.
I see laundry as another way to be more environmentally conscious and keep clothing in good condition. More on that later in a “make your closet more sustainable” post, but basically I wear things as often as possible before I wash them, wash full loads in cold water with The Laundress shampoos, hang nearly everything to dry, and don’t dry clean anything. I could probably do better by hand washing to use less water, but I’m happy right now moving in the right direction.
On another completely different note, it’s Friends & Family sale season, in case you hadn’t noticed. Freda Salvador started theirs yesterday: 25% off with code INTHEFAMILY (the silver chelsea/loafers I posted a while ago are nowhere to be found now, of course, but I highly recommend their shoes in general, so comfortable, and all handmade in Spain), and Rag & Bone is offering 25% off with code OCTOBER25. Please check out Grechen’s Codes for more sales/coupons and my picks in the coming weeks.
Happy Thursday 🙂