I've been inspired by these blog posts about re-evaluating one's wardrobe and style. And I decided to do something I had heretofore resisted: take daily outfit photos. I am so not a fashion/style blogger and I am not approaching it from that angle (as the photos below will leave you in no doubt!). I simply want to have concrete data about how often I wear certain pieces. I have suspicions that I recycle the same 7 things every week. Maybe 10 max. I think this will help me plan not only for future projects, but also re-evaluate how well certain items hold up to wear and tear. If I wear my turquoise sweater (see photo below) as often as I think I do, then I am even more impressed by Rowan's wool quality.
I'm certain that various pieces get worn simply because I don't have a good alternative. Nevertheless it's telling that I'm willing to wear those articles of clothing instead of others hanging in my closet/stuffed in my drawers.
I'm taking these for myself and I have no idea for how long I'll continue the experiment. I suspect that it would be useful to do it at least for one month in every season. I don't know that I'll share with you all the photos...maybe a bi-weekly round-up post, but frankly I don't think it's all that interesting, especially since I'm not staging the photos. I'm just taking 'em whenever I get the chance, whatever I look like. ;)
Nonetheless, here are the first two, just to be official-like:
Feb. 2, 2013 ('cuz I wasn't organized enough to start on the first! ha!):
I wore this to teach on Saturday morning and I wore it for the rest of the day. The sweater is hand-knit by me and the rest is RTW. I think I could use the pants as a good block for straight-leg/skinny pants one day.
Feb. 3, 2013:
I wore this to the grocery store on Sunday (today) and then around the house the rest of the day. The sweater is hand-knit by me and the shirt is a me-made Burda pattern that is now reserved to only going under things. The rest is RTW, except I did wear my new Dolce Slouch hat, seen perched on top of my jacket in the background. Check out my fun scarf that I got from Indira's generous donation!
I look terrible here 'cuz I feel bleepin' terrible! I have yet another winter cold. Blech.
I know that I already wore the striped sweater at least once this week (on Monday) and the blue sweater as well (but I forget which day).
Anyhow, I am also planning on joining in on some blog-world stash-busting action, but I'd like to come up with a realistic plan before I go official on that. ;)