Day #33 – Pruning the Garden

Day #33 – Pruning the Garden

Clothing Object: LOFT Grey Floral cut-out sleeve sweater

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Rating: 8/10
I apologize for the lack of creativity lately as I dip into my more recent closet purchases. This is a sweater I bought last spring on sale at LOFT and somehow forgot about. It’s a thinner material and I liked the unique floral cut-outs on the shoulders that weren’t overwhelming. It’s definitely more of a spring/summer sweater and I love that it has an easygoing feel to it. Here I decided to match it with my newly purchase J. Crew brown leather belt (on sale: here) and brown accessories/shoes. Also noted that I did end up ironing my sweater before leaving for small group for the night but I forgot to take post-ironing photos. 

Verdict: Keep


So I’m a bit OCD when it comes to note-taking and list-making. I find that when projects start to lose their initial momentum, organization and planning is the key to keeping things alive. If you’ve ever been curious as to how I decide what to feature on my blog from my closet, here is your answer:

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 I have a top-only purchasing problem


Note: Most of my posts are pre-scheduled so date or time of events don’t necessarily match up with when the post was published. 

Day #30 – Gloom and Doom

Day #30 – Gloom and Doom

Clothing Object: LOFT Olive green waffle sweater

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Rating: 9/10
It was super gloomy today so I wore a super neutral outfit to go with the weather. This is the olive version of the sweater I featured in this  post that I bought last year on sale. Here I wore it with my usual collared shirt pairing and shiny black tights. I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of layering sleeved button downs under sweaters because 90% of the time I find it too stuffy. I actually have a small collection of chiffon button-down sleeveless tops from H&M that I use for layering under sweaters. They’re handy because they can also be worn in the summer under light cardigans without all the weird sleeve bunching. Also I apologize again for the weird lighting and odd posing (the CLAWW). And now that I’ve said it, that’s all you’re going to see. Heh. 

Verdict: Keep

Day #27 – Crochet in Colour

Day #27 – Crochet in Colour

Clothing Object: GARAGE Crochet burgandy cardigan

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Rating: 5/10
Sorry guys. You know I’m starting to get lazy when instead of my usual “clothing on bed” picture, you get a selfie. This cardigan is another item left of my GARAGE days (2010-2012) which is precisely the last time I remember wearing it. I love the colour and the crochet is interesting however the sleeves are awkwardly cropped/batwing/loose/tight. I don’t know if this seemingly opposite styling was due to poor craftsmanship or poor design,but either way it’s going into the donation bin to hopefully be loved by someone who appreciates its “unique” qualities. I will admit that it’s just the sort of cardigan you would find at coachella (which is probably the target audience GARAGE was aiming for) but since I’m not much of a music festival type of gal, it has no purpose for me. In spirit of my project I wore it for the last time with a simple black outift and brown accents from Le Chateau and GARAGE.

Verdict: Donate


Note: Most of my posts are pre-scheduled so date or time of events don’t necessarily match up with when the post was published. 

Day #20 – Pot of Gold

Day #20 – Pot of Gold

Clothing Object: Aritzia Babaton Green pants

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Rating: 10/10
It’s a belated St. Patty’s Day post today featuring my going out outfit for the night. I didn’t go full-on green this year and instead picked out green accents to compliment my outfit. I’m happy to be venturing into my more regularly rotated wardrobe with my beloved green babaton pants that I picked up from Aritzia last year. They’re super comfortable and doubles as formal wear if I ever need something interview or conference appropriate. I believe they are supposed to be cropped but because of my tiny stature they hit me right below the ankles. I added a statement necklace from Ardene (3 for $15) to add a little more green to my understated outfit. I’m big on costume jewellery to spice up outfits and am not adverse to saving a penny in stores like Ardene where if you look hard enough you can find pretty amazing necklaces at a fraction of the cost.  

Verdict: Keep


In the donation bin today:

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Ill fitting heels and clubbing wear galore!


Note: Today is my 20th post. Again thank you to all the encouraging likes and comments! Considering my bad habit of losing interest in things quickly, I’m surprised and grateful that I made it here. I unfortunately must announce today that I will likely be slowing down my posts to possibly once every two days to give myself some breathing room. As you can see my prescheduling has finally caught up to me and as much as I would love to be perceived as living a fashionably busy and eventful life, sometimes I just kick back at home in my jammies and lard on my days off. I hope y’all understand and I look forward to interacting with you in my future posts to come. Much love – Patricia


Day #17 – The Gentlemen’s Club

Day #17 – The Gentlemen’s Club

Clothing Object: UO BDG Tweed Blazer

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I didn’t have time to snap photos in the morning so I’m doing this right before going out for quick drinks with a friend which unfortunately really deteriorates the picture quality. This is a blazer that I was originally 100% set on donating without even trying out but in the end decided to give one last hurrah in a last ditch effort to grasp at some sort of value in the purchase. I bought this in my 2nd year of university (2008-2009) on sale at UO. This is one of those examples where I bought a blazer knowing it didn’t fit me properly but because it was on such a great sale, I caved. I remember I did wear it a few times by rolling up the sleeves but they were so tight it eventually started cutting off my circulation. I wore it here unrolled and with a simple white shirt, statement necklace from the LOFT, and really old boyfriend jeans from GARAGE. It’s a fun outfit but really does make me look shorter than I am even with the added height of the heels. Nice try, A for effort. 

Verdict: Donate

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This is a better view of the fit of the blazer. It’s cut to be more boxy in a menswear sort of way and very long. It’s also a bit big in the shoulder region. Something that could be fixed with slight alterations but not worth the time or money. I took this picture thinking I would just feature it in my “in the donation bin” segment but I’m always a sucker for second chances.


Note: All of my posts are pre-scheduled so date or time of events don’t necessarily match up with when the post was published. 

Day #14 – From Day to Night

Day #14 – From Day to Night

Clothing object: the LOFT waffle sweater (cream)

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Rating: 8/10
Even though these are pieces I rotate pretty regularly through my closet I’m technically not cheating, so bear with me (heh). Dressing up for shows in Toronto’s deep freeze is hard. I went more semi-casual for the Once musical Saturday night showing (note: this post is pre-scheduled) and since I was commuting from my home uptown to down-town, I had to make sure I was warm enough to face the bitter cold. This is my day-to-night look where I used my LOFT sweater (that I actually have in 3 different colours) to layer over my newly-ish purchased Aritzia dress. I used a great tip from a blog I’m now following (extrapetite.com) to tuck away my leftover belt length. Since I was coming off a week of night shifts at the hospital please excuse the bags under my eyes that no amount of make-up could cover. Also I would have worn cute pumps over my black stockings if I wasn’t trekking through snow, but alas. 

Verdict: duh, keep

Day #9 – Speckled Roman

Day #9 – Speckled Roman

Clothing Object: UO Speckled sweater

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This UO sweater I got on sale a couple years ago and haven’t worn since. It fits well and is super comfortable. I remember debating the purchase originally because I realized that I already had a closet full of dark toned clothing. Even though I do like the outfit I was able to put together, I think it’ll probably end up in the donation bin. Here I paired it with green babaton pants and red colour accents. This is Sephora’s Made in Italy cream lip stain. It’s super pigmented and perfect for brightening up darker outfits. It also doesn’t dry out your lips like other lipsticks and stains on the market. I’ll wear this sweater around today while running errands before work to see if I change my mind on the decision. Considering this will be the first time I’ve worn it out, it’s unlikely.

Verdict: Donate