Packing for Thanksgiving
With a consistent color palette.
Since I am cleaning out my closet as I type this, I’ve decided to attempt Kendi’s 30 for 30 remix challenge.
It comes at a perfect time because I’ve decided not to buy clothes for the month of June (ignore the fact that I already cheated— Anthropologie had a sale yesterday and I nabbed a freaking Tracy Reese jersey dress for $23). I’m adjusting my budget for July to compensate— but anyway, yes. I’m totally going to do it! I might wait to start until next week when Rob gets back from London so I have someone to photograph for me.
If anyone else wants to do the remix with me, reblog and let’s do this shit.
Ivory & Evergreen
This was my outfit to dinner at Alex’s Gold Rush Steakhouse (pictured below). I already knew the decor was going to be cray-cray so I opted for something more simple. I got this Michael by Michael Kors top for only $10 at Macy’s because it was the last one and the sales lady couldn’t find a price tag for it!
Yay, crappy BART station lighting! I wore this to a friend’s roommate’s birthday party at a hiphop club-slash-art-gallery this weekend. I’m wearing another cheap floral dress from Thailand, HUE tights, and my latest pride and joy; a Marc by Marc Jacobs leather jacket I got for $500 off the original price.
I Live in the Mission
This is probably my most “Mission Hipster” outfit. Vintage denim jacket, black sweater dress from H&M, Hue tights, H&M scarf, and boots from ModCloth.
I mean, I’m even accessorizing with a Philz coffee… it doesn’t get more Mission Hipster than that.
Until my shopping restriction is over and I will hit the Asos petite sale section with reckless abandon!
Actually, I might not. Restricting myself from buying clothes for the past two months has allowed my shopping/style philosophy to evolve even further. Before, if I saw something on sale that looked like something I might wear once, I just went ahead and bought it because of the deal. Having not bought clothes for two months has allowed these fleeting trends/desires to pass by. There are some things I wanted in January which I still want today and those are the things I am going to invest in.
Instead of buying a lot of cheap sale crap from Urban Outfitters all the time, I am going to save that money to buy a nicer ‘investment’ piece instead of a throw-away. I’m thinking the first matter of business will be a bright trench for spring, perhaps from Kate Spade?
I had gone through my closet and only cleaned out less than 10 items to give away. I want to go back and be much more thorough. I want to give my closet a makeover, and infuse it with riskier, bold, high quality items. I wish I had documented my clothing collection over the years as I realized when I was 18 I mostly only wore t-shirts and now the only t-shirts in my closet are the ones I wear to sleep or work-out in.
Also, since losing weight some of my clothes are starting to fit looser. This actually makes me sad because back in January I bought the PERFECT fitting pair of Madewell jeans in a size 2. They were perfection, I tell you! Hugging every curve without squeezing, and oh so flattering… I wish my hips could stay the same width just so those jeans would stay with me snugly. I also bought a pair UK size 4 high-waisted paper-bag pants from Asos in January which were already a bit loose and now are… even looser. I haven’t even gotten a chance to wear them because of the weather, le sigh! Definitely not buying any more pants until I hit my goal weight— just in case.
A Colorful Closet
This is a picture of my very full and bursting closet. I definitely wear a lot of bright colors and it shows! Sadly, this is only about 1/2 of my clothes— I also own a clothing rack for dresses, jackets, and pants. Then there’s all the stuff back in Texas… I definitely have a problem.
I told myself that before I buy new clothes (and I haven’t since January 14th, whoo!) I will give away or sell some of my old stuff I don’t really wear. After going through everything all I ended up with to get rid of is the tiny pile on the yellow table. Sadly, this includes an awesome pair of high-waisted army trousers from Zara which are now too big for me. They’re a size 2, so if anyone’s interested…
Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX
This is an old outfit picture from this past December when I was home in Texas for the holidays. I did an art museum day at the DMA + Nasher, neither of which I had been to in the past four years. It was nice to see old favorite pieces as well as new ones, and apparently my art history knowledge hasn’t completely left me because I scored pretty well in the guess-which-artist-made-this game.
The dress I’m wearing is yet another one from Thailand, paired with black tights and this blazer I got at a thrift store in high school and found in my bedroom closet at my mom’s house.
Lunar Gala: Mélange
Here are a few more of the pictures that turned out halfway decent from the show.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Stinky Rat Henley
These are the comfiest shirts I’ve ever owned and incredibly cheap— $9 a pop but you have to get them at the physical M by MJ stores (I usually frequent the one in San Francisco). They are sold in men’s sizes so roll up the sleeves and pair with skinny jeans for a laid back look.