Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Daily Outfit - Winter Wonderland




Outfit details: Faux fur vest - Filo, Cashmere top - Ann Taylor, Chocolate pants - Body, Boots - Zoe Wittner, Arm warmers - by me, White rose bracelet - Diva.



The mornings here are freezing. The kind of mornings where you get an ice cream headache just by letting your ears peak out of the covers. The upside of the chill is that it is indicative of a clear sky ahead, and thus, lunch time sunshine. Tuesdays tend to be my most challenging days style wise, as I start the day by taking Miss 4 to swimming lessons where the environmental conditions are on a par with an afternoon in Jamaica. Hot and humid, irregardless of the frost forming on the windows.

I'm feeling a familiar sensation today. The urge to tidy that proceeds the urge to purge - my wardrobe that is. While tidying my studio I came across my ever growing pile of things to put on Ebay. I used to do this quite often but I probably haven't listed anything in the last 12 months, and so the box is overflowing. How does this happen? How can I have so many things, almost the equivalent size of my current wardrobe, in this state of storage?

I have a shameful secret. My wardrobe has a consumption disorder, I call it my bulimic wardrobe. I binge, then I purge. It's the vintage dress that is so cute, but will never fit. The stunning pants bought in a hurry and not tried on. The Ebay purchases where I neglected to check the measurements and not just the sizes. So if I can get my act together and photograph all this loot in the next week or so, there may be some cute pieces looking for their chance to hit the town. I'll keep you posted.

13 comments:

PorcelainBlonde said...

My wardrobe has a disorder also...or maybe I do?!I am constantly editing it.
I too have an ebay box. Its a big ugly thing that makes me feel guilty whenever I look at it.

On the upside, I've been buying much less and much more carefully. I got a rude awakening when I sold items on ebay for the first time this year...nothing like getting a fraction of what you paid for, for items that you've hardly worn! That was a valuable lesson :)

K.Line said...

Ah, the clothing disorder :-) Thank goodness it doesn't wreck your teeth!

PS - You look fantastic in that white jacket...

Leah said...

You look great! Where did you get the bracelet? It's great!

Leah

Rowena said...

I love that you make an effort each day and look fabulous. Care to link me?

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Porcelain blonde: I've been looking into some of the clothing swap sites too, but I haven't really come across anything with quality pieces.
K.Line: Funny you should say that. I'm actually in the middle of a month of dental appointments!
Leah: The bracelet is from Diva here is Australia. www.diva.net.au
Rowena: Thanks for visiting. I'll definitely be over to check out your site shortly.

Shady said...

Oh that bracelet w the arm warmers is darling! You look amazing as usual :)

I have an ebay pile the size of my truck... *groan* It's been in storage for 2 years, though, so I haven't had to look at it :P But oh woe is me when I move out!

enc said...

How lovely you look in winter white.

Lady Melbourne said...

'Wardrobe bulimia'!! I love it!!
Finally I can put a term to my problem!
I love your bracelt SKM, I didn't see that one, will have to sneak a peak at Diva. I don't think we see you often enough it white/cream, it looks just stunning with your hair I have to say.
More please!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Shady: You'd better get onto that Ebay pile soon or it will be vintage!
Enc: Thank you.
LM: Perhaps we should be starting our own support group. I'll have to see what I can do on the white front. I tend to stick to colors as it is more forgiving of the rogue pumpkin that is often thrown my way. :)

WendyB said...

It's hard for me to believe there's cold weather somewhere. Right now I'm feeling like it's hot, it's always been hot and it always will be hot.

Shady said...

Hmmm it might get higher bids then! :P

Vanessa <3 said...

you are so pretty

Danielle said...

you have no idea how bad i wish it was winter here...i HATE this heat.