Rummaging around in my wardrobe I came out with this skirt which has only been worn a mere handful of times; poor thing. I was so pleased with it when I had finished it, so I'm not sure why I haven't been reaching for it more often. I think, even though I've been trying to work my way through the wardrobe evenly, I still stubbornly and faithfully go for the same old favourites. I think we fall in a habit of wearing certain items. You know, you reach for the "safe" clothes time and time again, even though they may be looking a little shabby and past their best, and you fail to notice some of the new-ish clothes that you haven't quite worked out how to work into your ensembles yet... exhibit A; this skirt. I'm going to ease it into circulation more.
Also these shoes, which I bought probably seven or eight years ago. They are really cute, but I haven't worn them in about three years. I'd been looking for a new pair of flattish black shoes to fit my very strict shoe criteria. This is an annoyingly vague rule; shoes absolutely must excite me with some sort of "it" factor that I can only recognise when I see it. Also, preferably, to be manufactured in a country with ethical employment practices... but my search was failing dismally. Then I came across these tucked away at the back of the wardrobe.
Dress, worn under as petticoat; Burda 8071in embroidered cheesecloth, to see this styled in 6 different ways, go here
Skirt; drafted by me, made from leftover linen scraps from my husband's shirts, here
Cardigan; Country Road
Scarf; made out of an old tanktop, here