My Wardrobe Today – Monday

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Black blazer – Limited (super duper old, so old can I call it vintage?)
Tie dye tank – Ann Taylor “Quarry Print Tank” (no longer available online – similar)
Ikat-print scarf Ann Taylor “Ikat Trance Scarf”
Ponte skirt – Halogen
Black bootiesMiss Sixty “Jaiden”
Silver necklaceTags-n-Stones
Silver cuff

This weekend I went up into my attic for a hot second to find my newborn cloth diaper stash.  My friend from college just had a baby and is thinking she may want some additional diapers and I figure, I'm not having a baby any time soon so might as well have them be used by another baby before the elastic is shot, etc.  Anyway, I didn't have much time and Emerson was napping (the attic is right above her room) so I grabbed the bin of diapers and headed back out.  However, on the way I saw a bin of my clothes and decided bring it down and see what was in there.

It was the most random assortment of clothes.  I usually have my clothes in the attic pretty organized by size, by season.  However, this bin was created last summer after I tried on all my old Bonnaroo clothes and NONE fit.  I went through my closet, my drawers and removed everything that no longer fit and just shoved it in a bin out of my sight.  So this bin had suit jackets, cocktail dresses, and cutoff denim shorts all smashed together.

I tried on some of the clothes I brought down… and they all fit!!  Some pieces seem too short (something I have encountered post-Emerson due to now having hips), but everything was able to be buttoned and zipped. 

This jacket was one of the items in the bin.  I remember purchasing this jacket when I was the manager of the Express at Chevy Chase Pavilion, I believe the year was 1999 or 2000.  There was a gigantic Limited one floor below my store and I loved visiting it on my lunch breaks.  The fabric of this jacket was extremely similar to a suiting line Express had at the same time, so I purchased this jacket to work with the dress and trousers I already owned.  I also purchased some jean-style trousers of this same fabric.  The pants have long been donated or swapped, but I held on to the jacket because I felt it was such a classic look.  Trying on the jacket yesterday, it didn't feel quite as classic.  Very boxy, the sleeves very square, and too long.  I tried cuffing the sleeves but they were too tight so I took off all the buttons on the cuffs, opened the vents and cuffed again.  This is the end result.  Love shopping within my own closet… or shall I say attic!

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6 Comments

  1. August 9, 2011 / 11:27 pm

    No worries, I know they aren’t the most flattering shoes I own but I love them and wear them anyway 🙂 Can’t please everyone, and thank you for your polite and honest comment!

  2. Aesudell03
    August 9, 2011 / 11:27 pm

    I like your blog….not a fan of the shoes…I dont think they flatter you. sorry. everything else is soooo cute!

  3. Sara L.
    August 9, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    I recently discovered your blog and am enjoying reading about your style with a job and daughter. Those booties make your feet look so tiny and cute!

  4. August 9, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    Love your pedicure and I am glad you are rockin the booties without tights again! I think you can pull it off 🙂

  5. August 9, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    Alright!! See doing your friend a favour and karma paid you back! I love it when you get back into smaller things you have, I still have a few things stashed away for when I miraculously wake up on day a size smaller 😉

  6. August 9, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    Go you! Isn’t it great when things you have shoved out of sight in frustration fit you again?

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