Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Daily Boots







Lately I have been allowing myself to repeat outfits. Three year or so, it might and probably was before that, I decided that I was going to wear a different outfit every day. Part of this was a stunning realization that I had piles and piles of clothes, mountains really, that I hardly ever wore and this fact was tragic. This is not to say that every outfit was earth-shatteringly wonderful or different, but it meant that a little something ought to be changed anyway. Loads of things were still repeated but I tried to make them different.

This has gotten very stressful. As of late, I've relaxed a bit. It was a habit I hadn't even realized I'd fallen into, as is the way with most habits, and it's been rather nice to let things be. The last dress in this strange promenade of morning pictorials has graced my body two days in a row, as have the boots (which I have become almost totally inseparable from. I love them, I love them! I would write a sonnet to them, if I had the gumption to really do so). I've taken to repeating things, not worrying if someone might--as narcissism makes me wonder--notice that I've worn one or two dresses several times. This assumes that the world is paying much more attention to me than they probably are. I know there is a phrase for this, but I cannot recall it at the moment, and so I shall not be bothered!

I've spent very little on clothing lately. This is a great feat, but I admit it is partially from a lack of time and partly from unhappiness generally with the offerings this fall. My usual haunts are not as productive as usual and my favorite second-hand and thrift stores close before I am out of class! Truthfully as well, I have car payments which are cutting terribly into my spending money--responsibility!--and I am just now on the brink teetering between jobs (I have a new job, it's rather nice, but there are those weeks between paychecks which are terribly stretched). As such, it has been an adventure to make do!

31 comments:

  1. Your hair looks amazing! Especially paired with that bowler. Wear it all the time!

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  2. Fabulous! The first outfit is to die for! ;o)

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  3. I love the 3rd outfit. That dress is great. Looks cozy!

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  4. I love the first outfit. Peter Pan collars are amazing, as is the black-white combo and the hat. I love the blazer in the second, too. Definitely don't feel bad for repeating outfits--everyone must at some point.

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  5. Seriously your outfits are just amazing. Love the boots, the bowler and that dress!

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  6. Your hair is so sweet curled! Especially with the hat.

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  7. I am more than a little bit in love with that hat from the first photo and the boots from the second... sigh.

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  8. yay new job!
    i've been doing the same thing, repeating parts of outfits because i'm getting too lazy. it also happens when i get fixated on one particular item bc of the weather (when it's in the 60s like now, all i want to do is wear flannel).

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  9. i really love your hat. it seems to be a world of its own, somehow.

    and, i think i just fell in love with your blog. it is fantastic. and inspiring.

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  10. You look so cute :) The curls and the hat and the boots :D

    I have the same urge to wear a new outfit every day... hope I'll grow out of that soon!

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  11. I adore that hat and the curls in your hair!

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  12. I am still loving your new haircut, so fresh and youthful with a vintage twist. I have never been able to wear the same outfit twice, I kinds wish I could but I always feel the need to change it, if only by a little bit.

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  13. I adore all of these outfits--especially the one with the bowler hat. I hope things get less stressful for you!

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  14. that hat is such a lovely throwback to a different era, love it!

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  15. you look so lovely. i love the first outfit! stunning xo

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  16. oh, that bowler.. too divine!

    and your words are so true- you should not get stuck in only rewearing those three outfits you feel comfortable in because trying something new is so refreshing.
    then of course, there´s nothing wrong with repeating an outfit the one or the other time!

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  17. after basically reading through your whole blog yesterday and today, i just had to add a link to you on my blog, and thought i'd tell you. and i'd be really really happy if you'd like to link to my blog, too?

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  18. Hey, great blog. I love that hat, I keep seeing bloggers wearing hats like that and I'm so jealous I can't pull them off!

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  19. your blog is absolutely lovely. your hair looks amazing in curls.

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  20. I totally understand, sometimes when life just get so busy--you can't really care. But I have also tried to only wear the clothing that I know I will wear again and again. And I have hardly bought anything in the last couple of months, I am trying really hard to not spend any money--and it feels good to actually get good use out of your clothes. Plus I ADORE that first outfit. So darling, where did you get that beautiful bowler???
    Ciao dear <3
    Marisa

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  21. I like the idea of trying to get more use out of the clothes you have. I know I fall into habits too.

    I can't remember where I heard it, or what facts it's based on but I find this statement quite accurate: 'We wear 30% of our clothes 70% of the time.'

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  22. Great hat and beautiful hair! You're sooo cute!

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  23. The first outfit is one of the best I've seen in quite a while, you pull off the bowler better than anyone I've seen before.

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  24. outfits. Post them on lookbook dear. That way you'd keep track of what you've worn & you can draw volumes of inspiration from everyone else's outfits :) cheers!

    www.lookbook.nu

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  25. i could not love that first outfit more
    i love your hats

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  26. omg!!! you look awesome with your hat!!! breathtaking!!!

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  27. I love your minnetonkas! your blog is cute =)

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  28. That first outfit is the cutest! I'm saving that on my computer as in my inspiration folder, haha.

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