Day #32 – Zig Zag Blues

Day #32 – Zig Zag Blues

Clothing Object: UO Staring at Stars blue henley sweater
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Rating: 7/10
Many apologies involved in this post. Firstly for the ridiculously bad lighting that I’m too lazy to fix. Secondly for my very similar past 3 outfits because I’ve been too busy to come up with more creative outfit combinations. And lastly for the lateness of this post. This sweater is actually less of a sweater and more of a really thin shirt. I got it WAY back in first year university and wore it to the brink of death. As much as I’m trying to be better about letting go of overly worn clothing pieces, I just can’t bring myself to say goodbye. It drapes like a dream and is a thick but airy blend that makes it perfect for the summer. I find myself reaching for this shirt every time the weather dips into warmer temperatures and I know there’ll be a sharply felt emptiness if I let it go. It also happens to be one of the brightest coloured tops in my closet, which is few and far between. I went for an easy-going look going to work today (again) by layering a thin zig-zag top from H&M underneath and by wearing my trusty Roots career woman’s watch in black chrome.

Verdict: Keep 


Note: Yes, I realize Zig Zag Blue is a cigar company. I do not endorse said company but I like the ring of the name.

Day #9 – Speckled Roman

Day #9 – Speckled Roman

Clothing Object: UO Speckled sweater

PhotoGrid_1425506983895Rating: 5/10
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

Day #2 – Dreaming of the Savanna

Day #2 – Dreaming of the Savanna

Clothing Object: F21 Elephant T-shirt

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Rating: 6/10
It’s winter in Toronto and feeling like -20degC (note: original post on Feb26) so my wardrobe will be a remix of my unoriginal “cardigan, circle scarf, cabin socks” combo for the next few days. I bought this tee a couple of summers back on a spur of the moment F21 online spree. The only downside is that it’s pretty thin (too thin to just wear without a silk tank underneath). I really should pick up my print tees more often to layer under my plethora of cardigans. This white cardigan is actually one I haven’t worn in about a year but it’s not the focus piece today so I’ll be featuring it later on when I start to run out of ideas and decent clothing to feature. This project has successfully gotten rid of 2 pieces of clothing. Now a million more pieces to go! 

Verdict: Keep 

Update: After wearing this outfit around the mall I realized that my cardigan had to go. RIP white cardigan.

Operation: Save my Closet – The Rules/Day #1

Operation: Save my Closet – The Rules/Day #1

Rule #1: Each documented day I will wear one DIFFERENT piece of clothing from my closet (basic tees, tanks, and tights not included)
Rule #2: Even if I cannot make a suitable outfit and I hate what I am wearing that day, I will still wear it and then donate/throw out said piece of clothing
Rule #3: I will do this until every piece of clothing in my closet has been worn at least once (not including formal dresses/work pants)
Rule #4: Seasonal items (shorts, bathing suits, rompers) are not included until it can be worn with appropriate weather

Let the games begin!

DAY #1

Clothing Object: GAP Leopard print cardigan
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Rating: 5/10 (It’s a bit stretched)
I haven’t worn this cardigan in YEARS. It was actually originally purchased by my sister and given to me to replace my beloved Tommy Hilfiger navy cardigan that died a few years ago. I actually forgot about it until I decided to start this project so I thought it would be a good place to start. It’s not bad aside from being a bit thin and a bit stretched out at the top.  

Verdict: Keep