Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bold Spring Plaid

I gave myself a challenge this spring/summer wardrobe season: to wear everything in my closet! I did that trick of turning all the hangers backwards, and then putting them back in the "right" way once I've worn something. 
It's working pretty good (at least for things that hang). I do find myself drawn to newer-to-me items over things I have had for a year or two.

  • Cardigan - Club Monaco, thrifted; last seen here in July 2014 with a side of Kermit
  • Top - Mossimo, thrifted; last worn here in June 2014 with mod pattern
  • Skirt - Roland Kerry, consignment, vintage 80s; last seen here in December 2014 with more mustard
  • Shoes - Half-Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last worn here in April with a Swoosh Factor 10 skirt

For instance, I haven't worn this top or cardigan in nearly a year each. I like them, don't get me wrong and they work with a few things in my wardrobe, but do I love them?
 Not like I love this skirt or these shoes!
My coffee mug spilled in my purse, into my shoe! 
I might have ordered the plain black kitten heel version of these today...

  • Necklace - vintage 50s, Grandma J's

We'll see how I do with wearing all those hangared things. The giveaway pile may grow!


  1. Hi,
    I have been following your blog for quite awhile but I just got my computer friend to hook me up for comments. I love this outfit on you... it really accentuates your figure! Great look!
    I wanted to thank you for posting the brand names of your shoes. You hooked me up with Fluevog. Now I'm a devoted wearer and yes, perhaps even an addict! Lol (International Fluevog Day here I come!). So I will be posting more but I wanted to thank you for your blog and for the gift of turning me on to the coolest shoes ever! I remain. A devoted lover of your creative fashion artistry!

  2. I hope you'll let us know if you did in fact order those shoes...
    I have some of those tops - serviceable, nice, but love? These are all great pieces but the skirt and shoes are showstoppers.

  3. Laury, aw, thank you so much for reading and for your inaugural comment! I really appreciate your kind words! Rock on!

    Melanie, duh, yes, of course I ordered them. :)

  4. I would be interested to do that exercise myself too and see if I turn all the hangers back! Although I am trying to wear more of my wardrobe, I'm finding that I tend to just wear my favourite pieces or newer pieces more often too.

    I think once we get a new place and I have a better laid out wardrobe I'll try this trick - will be interesting to hear your thoughts once you have completed your experiment too!

  5. I try to only buy and keep what I love, too - but sometimes I need a black tee or another basic. Then I give myself the OK to "like" it. Your skirt, however - that's a Love. xox

  6. O.M.G. I have given myself the same challenge. Either I wear it this year or it goes bye-bye. I LOVE the idea of turning the hangers the wrong way until it's worn. What a great idea!

  7. Not my idea, Liz W! I can't take credit for it! But yes, good to really weed through everything.

  8. I do love that skirt, and it's a reminder to me to wear the maxi length one I have which is very similar (might shorten it to a midi in your honour actually!)
    I know what you mean about so-so tops and cardigans, I have a few, but though they aren't showstoppers, they are just so damn useful! xxx

  9. Oh this is very close to home.
    I ask myself "do i love this?" "does this work for me?" "Why am i keeping this?"
    The "wear it all this summer" challenge seems like a great idea to evaluate the closet while giving items one last chance… my kinda thing :)


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