Friday, 27 November 2009

And now for something completely different..

Time to shake things up a bit and defunk myself - body, mind and wardrobe.

First of all, a big thanks to Angie from youlookfab for recommending this ruffled singlet earlier in the year. I struggle with buying tops, especially summer tops. This is my first day wearing this top, but I already love its light fabrication (hello 30° weather) and the way it skims over the lumps and bumps in my tummy. Now I wish I'd bought 2 different colours!

To cull or not to cull?

But the real reason for this post? I need to move house, and my wardrobe into a much smaller space. Most likely some of it will end up in storage as well. So it's wardrobe cull time. I need help!!

To start off with: 3 blazers (pictured both buttoned and unbuttoned).

The brown and minty green ones I have not worn for at least 4 years. Not because they don't fit my body. Maybe they just don't fit my lifestyle? I always err on the side of under, rather than over dressed. Initially what appealed to me about them was how the linen fabric made them more casual. However I still can't get over the fact that they are a blazer. I always seem to reach for a cardigan or a different cut of more casual jacket first.

I can't wear them to work either, because the sleeves would get in the way too much. The sleeves are too tight for scrunching, but I was wondering if shortening them would work? Worth it or not?

Or maybe its the colours. I love the minty green, but maybe the lighter shades just don't work on me?

To cull or not to cull? To cull or not to cull?
To cull or not to cull? To cull or not to cull?

This final jacket is less summery. It's a black velvet jacket I bought in Egypt. The quality is not amazing - it's not even lined. The loop-through front closure is very forgiving however. This is the only time I've worn it in the last 3 years.

To cull or not to cull? To cull or not to cull?

As ruthless as I am tempted to be, I half wonder whether if I move to Melbourne I would be influenced to smarten up my wardrobe a bit. Especially in the cooler months. Maybe I shouldn't discount the blazer look as too stuffy after all?

What do *you* think - keep or cull?

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green ink said...

The blazer look is very cool over here, great with jeans and heels for a casual meal out, the theatre, shopping...I guess it just gives a "smart" look to your outfit. But I'm like you and have lots of cardigans as opposed to jackets. A blazer you can wear with jeans is a good thing to have though. Maybe just keep one and ditch the others?

If you like ruffled singlets, have you gone into Temt lately? They had some great ones there a month ago - I am wearing one right now! I got a black/grey one and a peach one. They're so pretty! xxx

rand(om) bites said...

I always grab one of my metalicus cardis when I go out. I have a blazer but never seem to need it. Maybe it's just not that cold in Sydney?? Mmm, not much help am I. Well, if you're moving to Melbs, you're starting a new life so that requires a whole new wardrobe! I reckon. Any excuse to shop. Plus, if you haven't worn something in a year (having gone through all the seasons) are you really ever going to wear it? I'm a chucker though....

rand(om) bites said...

Oh, and I love a sexy singlet/tank!

yublocka said...

Thanks for the feedback Phil & Mary. I think I'll keep the brown blazer and turf the others. If it doesn't get worn by the end of next year it'll be a goner!!!