Thursday, 4 September 2008
Yesterday was a much more Spring-like day. Sunny, still cold in the shade, but warmer than the days before. I wore a lace skirt I thrifted years (maybe 7 years) ago, while living in London, with black ribbed tights and my tan platforms. I teamed this with a silk yarn jumper, thrifted around the same time as the skirt, and a cream scarf I knitted a few months ago, for warmth.
I felt uncomfortable all day.
I realised that it was because of the jumper. I like the colours (tiny weavey pattern of creams, tans and black) and the silky knit is very soft. But it is old – too old. Not in that comfy, snuggly way a few jumpers go after years of wear. It is pulled out of shape, lumpy, unfixable. It has to go.
Another thing that has had its time is my much-loved navy shirt dress. I bought it about two years ago (Witchery) and wore it lots, as it was perfect for all but the hottest weather. I wore it last Monday with my vintage little cricket jumper (red trims) and red tights. Not exactly spring colours, but I liked the outfit... except that the dress is, sadly, a bit tired. Too many washes, too many ironings. It is fading in patches, creases easily, and just look worn out. It has to go.
As sad as it is to have to say goodbye to these things, it does give me a very good reason to do a little shopping. The dress, in particular, was just incredibly practical, and such a wardrobe staple. I am now looking for something similar, but even better – sleeves that aren't restricting, a more modest buttoning skirt, maybe a nicer fabric. I am sure I will find it.
Posted by esme and the laneway at 10:41