Entireworld Recycled cotton tee (small)
(I purchased this one myself, but received one in a larger size as a gift from the company a couple months ago)
Ilana Kohn Caroline sweatpants (small)
Dansko Professional Clogs (38EU – size 8) | Also available at Amazon with Prime Wardrobe
(has anyone tried this? you can order things and try them and not pay until you decide to keep them…)
You know I’m inclined to overthink everything, and as such, have been analyzing my recent wardrobe additions with all the vigor of one trying to solve a perplexing problem.
What is the problem then? Is it that I am trying to make myself into (or at least appear to be) a person who embraces color as I once – and still do – embrace unconventional silhouettes? Is the problem that I don’t know who “I” am and am trying to pinpoint it by trying as many new things as possible? Maybe. Or is it that in these last years I’ve had trouble laughing, smiling, and in general “letting go” so I choose black, a color I love, but that does not necessarily make me “smile,” or want to laugh, avoiding the inclination altogether?
The “problem,” and that is what I name it, is the later: I am reserved, to a fault. So much that I have almost forgotten how to laugh and have fun without thinking much about how others are perceiving me. Why is a question for another day, I think moving to Texas, away from my “first” family, takes 99% of the blame though. It has been hard.
I don’t know how to play. I am so serious. I take myself seriously also. A quality I disapprove of in others, but use myself to protect my heart. From what?
Anyway, these pants make me want to laugh out loud. And they definitely make me smile.
They are ridiculously wide. And with the white Dansko clogs? So Extra. As the kids say nowadays LOL
A note on the clogs: I used to wear Danskos years ago, and then No6 Clogs, all the time, but have not for about five years. But I am feeling a clog revival coming on. Low heels, and all that, but nevertheless, clogs are on my radar again. I wore Dansko clogs when I worked at Starbucks; there’s a reason nurses/cooks/people who work on their feet swear by them. They’re not exactly stylish? But also sort of are in an DGAF sort of way.
I will need to scuff these up to feel better about them; they’re a little too pristine right now. And get used to the fit of Dansko clogs again. When they fit right, Dansko clogs allow your feet to “rock” a little inside, which takes some practice feeling out, but once you’ve got it, there’s hardly any shoe more comfortable. Well, Birkenstocks. But they’re a different sort of shoe.
I posted the pants on Instagram yesterday, because I was conflicted about the length. Ilana Kohn herself commented that she’s 5’2″ (I’m 5’3″) and after she dried hers they shrunk vertically so that they’re about ankle length on her. She’s right. I took this picture before a quick wash and dry, but now, they shrunk about an inch and are short enough to see my shoes and show a teeny bit of ankle, which is a length I prefer generally.
No, these are not too much. They are just enough. And exactly what I needed.