Going over my wardrobe for spring and for my 'Year of no clothes shopping'
I have come to realize that shopping is not my main problem - hoarding is.
Alot of my stuff is so old I don't remember where or when I bought something,
and some of the stuff I actually remember my mom buying for me...
Wool cardigan, 20 years Wine velvet, 10 years
For instance, this long felted wool cardigan. It's pretty but it's also pretty useless,
since it has no collar or buttons. I was pondering how to revamp it to get more mileage
out of it when I suddenly remembered: It is actually one of the first pieces of outer wear
that I ever bought for myself. Which means it's probably close to 20 years old.
So maybe I don't need to worry so much about not using all my clothes...
Paisley velvet, 20 years old Moss velvet, 3 years old
Another one of my forgotten coats is this great hippie style paisley coat
with a sheepskin collar, also almost two decades old (but it looks like something
from the early seventies, don't you think?). My mom bought it for me, but fur didn't
sit right with me then. Though, rediscovering it now I think I might have to reconsider!
Military look, 10 years old Crushed velvet, inherited 6 years ago
None of this means that I'm giving up on my 'no shopping', but I do feel a bit
better about my wardrobe and about my shopping. There are some really neat
old pieces in my closet that still suit me perfectly - I just needed a reminder!
So now I will be wearing my own vintage style - in the double sense :)
Looking through this post I also just realized how much velvet I have...