I promised to share with you my wardrobe rebuild this year and showed you my new tank tops, aaaaaand that's about as far as we've got.
This is the long overdue update on my summer wardrobe rebuild.
I purchased 2 (cheap) pairs of pants that got me through summer. Comfort is their best feature. They're the love-child of sweatpants and cargo's, great for sitting at the computer in hot weather, but are total frumps-ville. I don't like them and I bought them in desperation because the summer fashions did not resonate with me at all.
It's like someone threw up crayons on the fabric, randomly stitched two squares of fabric together any-which-way and thought they could call it fashion. At best there was the shapeless monochromes or the too short dresses - in florals.
Then I needed something to wear out to lunch with an old friend who would be in town for a couple of days. I almost gave up. In the end I grabbed a casual skirt in pink - PINK! That tells you how desperate I was right there - besides my friend thinks I should embrace pink more. The skirt is viscose with cotton lining, finally something made from a fabric appropriate for our hot Perth summer.
I really needed a top to go with it and finally found a black top in a polyester-cotton blend that would make do. I would have preferred a higher natural fiber content but it's getting harder and harder to find clothing that isn't made from petrochemicals.
The first time I wore this skirt it got torn by the seat where we went for lunch with my friend. I was not happy.
Then there was the T-shirt dress. I'd been keeping an eye on them, a bit shapeless but certainly seemed like they would be good to wear in hot weather.
I finally found one that wasn't in stripes, and I think it said it was rayon. I shoved it in the laundry before I wore it and it came out several inches shorter and quite a bit wider then when it went in.
So, you see the wardrobe re-build has not been going well. All of my dreams of buying only stuff that I love have gone out the window as I've had to buy things because, well, you have to wear clothes.
And then we wonder how we end up with over stuffed wardrobes that need purging.
I am happy with those tank tops though. I survived summer without getting arrested for indecency and I'm considering that a win. There was a time I would never have thought I could survive with so few clothes, but it's been okay.
Then my jeans started to wear out around the pockets - you know how that goes right? The hunt was on for a new pair, again fashion and I have not gelled. Skinny jeans are all the rage.
I look awful in skinny jeans but more importantly I feel awful in skinny jeans. They do not work for me. I've spent months looking for a new pair of jeans, hoping the change in season would bring new fashions.
My current pair reached the point where they could disintegrate at any time without warning and jeans shopping started in earnest!
...to be continued