This is my dog Cricket. She is 6 months old and is a HavaPoo. She hates to wear clothing. This picture was taken right after putting on the santa coat and right before she began trying to rip it off. This outfit belonged to my last dog, who loved to wear clothing. So Cricket has inherited an entire wardrobe that is not suited to her.
Ever feel like that? Like your whole wardrobe is not suited to you now?
Having chosen to build this wardrobe from scratch this year by not purchasing any ready-to-wear clothing, I am having to think carefully about how I spend my finite time. Sewing everything I like is not a possibility! So the concept of thoughtful wardrobe building has been rolling around in my mind.
Boring – the first definable period of personal wardrobe consisting mainly of t-shirts and mom jeans. While money was part of the reason for limiting the wardrobe, it was mainly that I didn’t know what else to do, even after watching all episodes of What Not to Wear!
Dressed up Jeans – In an effort to change from boring, I hired a personal stylist and went shopping. It’s great to know what looks good on my body, but I lost me in all the looks and I found it cookie cutter at times. However, it was at least a style.
Boho – I love Free People clothing, but I am too old to wear Free People clothing. All the mixed prints, lace and originality. But too much of a good thing is still too much. I also really like Anthropologie clothing since it’s a little more grown up but still radically original.
Do I like tunics? Or more comfortable in crop tops? Wide leg pants? Or skinnies that can be tucked into jeans? Maxi or mini dresses? Hmmm….
That’s where I am in this process. Want to join along? There is a link in the sidebar, or for the individual posts and worksheets, click the links below.