Clothing Object: UO Tiger print V-neck tee
A lazy day calls for a very lazy outfit. I went to my go-to ripped jeans, converses, cardigan, tee combo today in a graphic tee that I haven’t worn in YEARS. I can tell you I got it some time in 2008-2009 when UO first opened in Kingston. It’s super thin, so thin in fact that it’s see through in the light grey regions. Because of this it makes this t-shirt awkward when not tucked in (and a bit awkward when tucked in as well). I’m not a huge fan of the deep V, nor the thickness (or lack thereof) or awkward length of this shirt. Since I’m just hopping over to work today it’ll suffice for the project but I’ve already mentally said goodbye to this shirt the second I put it on this morning. Also the cardigan that I’m wearing is one that I can’t even date for purchase. I got it before I started working at GARAGE (2010-2012) and kept it only because it was simple enough to wear to work to meet the “all branded” criteria. It’s so old and too much like my more beloved cream waterfall cardigan from H&M that it’ll likely also end up in the donation bin but I’ll feature it again possibly in one final hurrah. Note: Tiger Cave Waterfall is a real place. Who knew?
Update: Upon further thought I decided that I’ll be donating both the cardigan and the tee. I’ll still wear it to work though, one last time.
Clothing Object: F21 Floral print tee
A comfy outfit for day 6 of my 10 day stretch of work. I got this tee 3 summers ago on an F21 online shopping spree. I remember this was the only clothing item I ended up keeping from my $100+ purchase (for free shipping) and everything else got sent back. It’s thin and oversized so I like to use it as a layering piece rather than as a stand-alone top. I’m thankful this project has forced me to stop reaching for my safe, usual layering options and has brought back some of my old favourites. Here I paired it two ways. The first, for a laid back feel with my sister’s borrowed converses (yay for tiny same-sized feet) and the second, for a slightly more dressed up feel with my COACH bag and wishbone booties. In the end I opted for comfort and went to work in the converses though. Hospital uniforms ftw.
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Clothing Object: ZARA Military button down shirt
I have no idea when I got this shirt. It’s been in my closet since at least 4th year, but beyond that is lost to me. I remember this being worn pretty heavily after I first purchased it though. It was light and fit well without being too bulky However after many washes I think it’s finally time to say goodbye to my beloved past closet staple. Since it’s ZARA quality, the material looks and feels heavily worn. Here I wore it for the last time paired with my AE jeggings, laid-back converses and F21 bag. The cardigan I have on is probably something I’ll have to feature in a different post since I’m still undecided of its fate. Stay tuned.
Clothing Object: H&M Divided Black and white sweater
A year after I bought my H&M tan sweater (seen in this post) I ventured back into H&M and was thrilled to see my beloved sweater still on sale. The only one left in my size was this block black and white striped version but I was happy to find one at all. It’s been a closet staple for me since. I usually pair it with button downs underneath but was lazy today and matched it with simple shiny black tights and my converses. I put on my pop-colour bag to make the ensemble less monotone.
Clothing Object: H&M Caramel cashmere sweater
So… this is the first time I’m wearing this sweater and I couldn’t be more surprised I waited so long. I remember after I bought it a few years ago I was conflicted with how short the sweater was. It was too plain to wear by itself I felt, and too much of an odd shade to match with certain button downs. I was pleasantly surprised then, that the colour contrasted well with the denim button down I picked up at Uniqlo this past summer in NYC. Super comfortable and warm and a great new/old find. I paired it with white accents and a statement necklace by the LOFT.