Monday, December 10, 2012

french girl

shirt: joe fresh (thrifted) | skirt: thrifted | belt: thrifted | boots: thrifted

wow WOW I can't believe I didn't think to shut the bathroom door. Ugh. anyway...

I am thinking very hard about getting rid of a lot of my clothes and only hanging on to the things I dearly love, and then starting over again with pieces that are more well-built and higher quality. Whether it's something I pine over for months until I buy it, or a lucky thrift find. Everything should be held up to the same standard.

This is stemming from a couple points of inspiration. This, and then this article from 1982 (!) and this post by Kallie. I feel like I'm overflowing with clothing I just sort-of like, that I thought would fill a gap because one or two details were right, even though the rest was all wrong. I just gave away some of these things - mostly polyester button-ups with interesting collars or prints. I thought I liked them, but in reality I was never wearing them because the polyester would make me feel so gross if I wore it to the office all day, and the sleeves wouldn't roll up the way I wanted to because they didn't have the right cuffs. So if I don't wear them, what's the point of ever having them in the first place? It's a waste of space, and money! Even though they were only a couple of bucks each at a thrift store. I have lots of favourite clothes, but all of my clothes should be my favourites.

(eerily, when I got back to work after taking these photos one of my shirt buttons fell off and I had to hold it shut with a paperclip all day. I do want a black and white gingham shirt, but maybe second-hand fast fashion is not the proper avenue for that.)


  1. I've been feeling the urge to do a closet purge myself and rebuild from the ground up. Less is more!

  2. ahh yes. the out with the old, in with the new itch. it's so hard not to scratch (and in my case, often). ;) i wish you luck with that endeavor!

    also, i have to say that i really like the simplicity of this outfit. it's rather polished and neat. the patterned top goes so well with that solid, deep green skirt.

    - Anna

  3. Oh my gosh, I know exactly what you mean about gross fabrics. It is so gross to sit around in polyester all day. I looooove this outfit on you! I'm all about black and white and green right now. Its like holiday spirit on the down low or something.

  4. I feel the same way about polyester, I actively try to avoid it now. I sweat quite a lot but with poly, that feeling of stickiness and general grossness is just compounded!

  5. that shirt is totally perfect. i've been trying to do the same thing with my wardrobe. get things that are perfect.


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