Outfit Post: 8/6/15

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Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Belt: Thrifted (Target) — Shoes: eBay (Eleanor Grosch for Keds) — Earrings: Vendor on campus — Bangle: Gift

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Well, that short blog break sure turned into an unintentional three-and-a-half-week vacation! Welcome back, me.

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New Orleans was great fun–I’ll try to share some pictures here if and when I get my act together. Work stuff was good, I got to see some old friends and meet some new ones in person for the first time, and I was blessed enough to gaze upon a wedding dress made for a dog.

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Since we’ve been back, I’ve somehow found my wardrobe…unsatisfying. Everything still fits and all, but I’ve had a lot of trouble putting together outfits that make me feel good, and I end up just “wearing clothes.”

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I’m trying to figure out ways around this without buying a ton of new things, but somehow my solution so far has been to buy, hmm, a few new things? I have recently retired some garments that didn’t work for me anymore, so I don’t feel too bad working a handful of new (and mainly new-to-me, to be fair) items into my closet and drawers. Maybe they’ll help my more well-worn feel refreshed!

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This particular outfit is all old stuff, and in fact is only a slight variation on this one from 2013. Why not copy myself from two years ago, anyway? What am I gonna do, take myself to small claims court?

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6 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 8/6/15

  1. Welcome back!

    “Since we’ve been back, I’ve somehow found my wardrobe…unsatisfying. Everything still fits and all, but I’ve had a lot of trouble putting together outfits that make me feel good, and I end up just ‘wearing clothes.'”

    Any idea why this might be?

    • I’m working on figuring that out! I was (and still sort of am) just tired of looking at the stuff I’ve had for a while, even though it’s still perfectly good clothing. Being tired all the time doesn’t help either, but I’m working on it.

      • Understood. I’ve started boxing up my out-of-season clothes, even though all of my clothes fit in the closet, because seeing them in the closet for months is as boring as wearing them year-round. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I’ve considered trying the Project 333 hide some clothes from myself, too.

        Tiredness, though. That’s tougher.

  2. It’s so good to see you again, Mia! You’ve been missed! But I know all too well how those unintended extended breaks from the blog happen. It’s OK…we all need a break now and then! I usually start finding my wardrobe boring towards this time of year, too. For me, it’s due to the fact that it’s so horribly hot and humid that it’s all I can do to PUT ON clothes, let alone care about what they look like! Fall is coming…eventually…and with it, lots of wonderful wardrobe changes. I hope you’ll find some happiness in your closet again soon! 🙂

  3. jglzr says:

    Sometimes when I’m in need of sartorial inspiration I try rooting out a few garments from my existing wardrobe that I love, but haven’t worn for ages, or have never worn much at all. Once I have a few, I have to make a new outfit for one of those each day, which can get things flowing again. Also, sometimes actually wearing something that I’ve not wanted to part from despite not wearing it much, can make me feel that I can do without it after all.

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