Yesterday I got a comment from Tiffany that struck a chord with me:
I have to say I'm pretty good about not buying clothes -- but it's mostly because I hate all the stuff that is on the racks. I'm a classic kind of girl and I also just wear stuff until it falls apart. [...] I really need some new hip sweaters [...] but I find nothing. Maybe I'm just not trendy enough -- but I like my clothes to last more than 1/2 a season. You know what I mean!Yes Tiffany, I do know what you mean! Up until this fall, I haven't purchased a lot of clothes - mostly because I would walk into a store and find nothing that I liked. I hated the fabrics, the styles, and the price tags! Every now and then I would find something that looked like me (like the turtleneck sweater I wore yesterday), but it was rare. I was starting to get desperate because all of my pants were falling off of me due to the weight loss (not a bad thing) and the ones I had that fit - well, I just hated the way I looked in them. So at the end of the summer I finally found some pants at L.L.Bean (the style I've been wearing all week in khaki, corduroy, and denim) and when they fit, I bought multiple pairs (bonus: they were on clearance!).
Back in the day, Talbot's was my "go to" store for classic clothing - but then they went trendy and I was left with what I already owned in my closet. I still wear the wool pants I bought there years ago (and that I'm wearing today), and this summer I got a hint of hope when I hit their sale and got 50% off the sale price! They seem to be headed back a bit towards the classic side - so here's hoping! I'm all over wearing and buying clothing items that don't go out of style. I don't know about you, but I don't want to buy a new wardrobe every year - and most of the time I don't like what I see anyway.
And now for the moment you've all been waiting for - The Final Outfit. I think I should add that I won't be doing this again (and Peter agrees) because it's just not me. I just don't care about clothing or fashion that much. I mean, I want to look nice, but I'm all about the practical - staying warm and dressing for the job at hand - and not so much about what's currently "in". Peter says the lack of passion comes through in my writing, I know he's right...as usual. So, enjoy these last photos because, well, they are the last. And since I'm not doing it again, well, I just had to ham it up a little because that's who I really am!
Camel-colored Wool, Pleated, Cuffed Pants: Talbots (10 years ago)
Off-white Ribbed Turtleneck: Kohls (last year)
My FAV Cashmere Sweater: Kohls (last year...clearance...around $20!!)
Shoes: Bass (around 7 years ago)
Fall Leaves Scarf: ???
Gold Pinecone Necklace: Gift from my dad when I was 14 = very special