Well, I certainly didn’t expect to get so many comments on my In a rut post, and all of them were really great and helpful!
My tight rotation is not just a lack of things to wear, it’s laziness too. If an outfit works, it becomes my go-to look, and sometimes I need to force myself to not over-wear things. I am a big believer in shopping my own closet and was happy to read that so many of you do the same. Just recently I pulled out a grey cashmere turtleneck that I wasn’t wearing because it felt too short. I layered it over a slightly longer T and it’s now one of my favorite pieces. Sometimes all it takes is a little tweak.
But one comment really struck a chord. I do tend to hesitate when buying something if I don’t LOVE it. Perhaps my puritan roots make me overanalyze an item’s potential value in my wardrobe. I feel guilty when something sits unworn; I am seriously considering consignment.
So, yesterday I ordered a few items to fill the holes: The Jimmy Choo booties (here too) look great for meetings and have a walkable heel (I could also use a flat pair, but had to start somewhere). That’s the reason I didn’t keep the Marant wedges or the Tabitha Simmons’, they were too high. I don’t live a car service lifestyle anymore, or sit at a desk for hours on end. Until Adidas rereleases Stan Smiths, I am trying the Converse Jack Purcell, another classic sneaker that is on the masculine side. I tried on a zillion sneakers in London and all the good ones were for men. What’s that about? After I posted on the Theory pants, they sold out before I could order a pair. I put myself on the waitlist and my size just came back in stock. And a big sweater. Not sure either of these will work (grey & white), but they both sure look comfy.
The perfect jacket continues to elude me– I will keep you posted.
Cropped denim jacket with faux fur
Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy blazer
Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy skirt
Faux shearling-lined cotton-corduroy jacket
Fona boucle-knit over-the-knee sock boots
Earl Shearling-trimmed suede jacket
Cassidy printed silk-satin midi shirt dress
Shearling-lined cotton-canvas parka
Genie wool-blend flannel straight-leg pants
The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan
Telima quilted-velvet jacket