Outfit of the day pictures are over-rated. They are more of what I can see when standing in front of the mirror or what the world sees me wear. The little details are what I can see for myself when I wear a garment and what makes it a pleasure to own the clothes … It could be a color. Or a texture. Or a print. Or a combination. Or something as little as the buttons. Or the presence of a pocket. They should be celebrated too. Do you feel this way about your clothes too ? Exercise of the week : photograph a subtle detail in the outfit every day .

“Remember when we were kids and Edmond got that whistle for his birthday, and you got a pony? You were so mad Edmond was happier with his whistle than you were with your pony.” – Mercedes, Count of Monte Cristo. 

That is how I feel about this thrifted polka dot scarf. It cost me nothing but I think it makes my outfits. Poplin shirt dress by Steven Alan

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Comme Des Garcons chambray shirt. I don’t reach for the shirt often for being man repeller-ish but once I wear it, it feels very feminine due to the peter pan collar.  All this being said, I have a constant urge to dye this shirt indigo. Anything that is good in the color gray might look better in blue.

Gray poplin + pink leather + blue denim 

A perfume that I have worn for the last 5 years. 

 Lace by La Perla.

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The patina on my brown tote and the tarnished brass hardware.

Oxfords are my equivalent of heels. I can walk, dance, run without complaining on date nights. 


Question from the book ‘Women in Clothes‘ :

When you look at yourself before going out, and you are trying to see yourself from the outside, what is this “other person” like ? What does she like, dislike, what sorts of judgments does she have ? Is this “outer eye” based on someone you know or knew once ?