Woo, first outfit of 2017 and...it's basically a repeat. I'm sayin' it - I didn't care. When I left the house this morning, I realized I had not been outside since Thursday, and had not talked to anyone other than L since Saturday. People! I have to deal with people! Give me coffee!
- Dress - A Dress Town Original, vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here in October with - you guessed it - these same boots!
- Boots - Clark's; last seen here in October with leopard and grommets
- Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted
- Belt - Fendi, thrifted
- Necklace - Nygard, consignment
- Earrings - local
So. Ever wondered how I remember when I last wore something or was able to so easily see how many times I've worn an item? So does Reader Laurie!
I am curious how you catalog your outfits so you know not only when you last wore a piece but also how many times (for price per wear). Part of me thinks you once explained this before, so I'll go check your links at the top of your site.Well, I don't actually have this documented anywhere (I should do another clean-up of those tabs...she said, never intending to do it), and I've kind of just figured out a process over the years that works for me.
I do remember in my first posts (back in 2008) that I thought, "I will want to be able to find these clothes again on this blog at some point," so I've been noting brands (and method of purchase: consignment, thrift, vintage fair, or nothing, which means I bought it new) since the beginning. It's like I planned it!
Last worn: Here's what I do to find the last time I wore something:
- I have a separate tab open (I blog on a desktop; no laptop/tablet/iPhone, etc.) so that I can look at my blog (View Blog) and switch back and forth between the post I'm writing and the main page.
- I use the search bar in the upper left corner to type in the most unusual part of a garment's name. It's a pain in the you-know-what to look up "Monaco" because I buy a lot of Club Monaco stuff, but it's easy to look up "Fendi" because I only have one piece. Don't even get me started on "feet" or "style" or "fashion" or "vintage" - those are practically useless for me to search on. Don't ever name your clothing company something boring.
- The search results come back sorted by relevance (how prominent that word is in a post), but I want to use the "sort by date" (which sorts most recent posts at the top) so I click that and bam! I've sorted by date.
- I scroll through my entries quickly (rrr rrr rrr goes the mouse wheel!) until I find the item, note what month/year it was and then copy the hyperlink over to my entry (using the "Link" button to hide the URL). This sometimes takes a long time.
This is what it looked look for me to find the most recent wearing of my Clark's boots. Some items are easy to find, but some...take a lot more patience.
Cost per wear: If I listed the price of the item when I bought it (I didn't post my purchases right away in the early days of my blog and didn't always include the price, so sometimes it's harder to determine older things), then I just divide the price by the number of times I've worn it to get the cost-per-wear. This often takes a while because I get caught up reading the posts and remembering where I was at that point of my life - down the rabbit hole I go! So I don't do it for every clothing item simply due to the huge amount of time involved - only when I feel like it and have a longer time to spend blogging.
Thank you again so much for asking, Laurie! For any other readers: I'm happy to answer any "technical" posts or other posts about my blog, my blogging habits or anything else that I feel like answering (no heavy personal stuff, of course). Just drop me a comment, or an email (it's in my profile).