Minimal Musings


What do I want to change about my style?

September 20, 2012
I have all cake and no frosting. I can do SMART to death, I want to add some SEXY and some FUN. Obviously in differing amounts based on what I am doing at the time. If I am filming a teaching segment, I need to tone down the sexy, but I don't know that I want it to disappear completely. I am a romance writer, I have a reputation to maintain! I'd like date night to not look like I'm on my way to a business meeting. I'd like to wear my dresses more with out looking like I am going to a funeral.
 

What do I like, love even, about my current style?

September 20, 2012
I like that it is easy and low maintenance. I like that the pieces all work together and are interchangeable. I have lots of quality pieces and everything fits well. This surprised me because when I started this evaluation I didn't think I liked anything about my style but it really does fit my lifestyle. Most of the pieces I have are in colors I like too.
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What are the most worn items in my closet and why?

September 20, 2012
Men's oversized denim shirt -Comfort, it is so soft I have been known to sleep in it.
Black Crepe Eileen Fisher Trousers- Comfort, Pockets, they look neat with no effort
Long skirts -wearable with flats (probably not a great look!) I don't need to shave my legs, yeah, utter laziness.
Vneck T shirts -comfort, look good
Cardigans -I have a bunch in cashmere and alpaca but none with the little pearly buttons down the front
Crepe knit Eileen Fisher twin sets -fast easy comfort, pulled together without...
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Favorite fashion era?

September 20, 2012
Not really. I like such an eclectic selection that I could find something I love and hate in all of them.
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What motivates me to shop?

September 20, 2012
Panic? Mostly I shop to get ideas of things I would like to make. I don't buy very often but I tend to be streaky so I am just coming off a 'big' buying spree. I bought a couple of merino sweaters at Costco, a GAP tipped ponte blazer, a saddle colored mini messenger at GAP, some ponte skirts at Costco, a dress at BR, a leopard print top, and skinny jeans at Old Navy and a couple of scarves too. I've just lost @40 lbs so some of my winter stuff from last year didn't fit. I ended up getting new...
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What accessories do I wear most often?

September 20, 2012
I have tons of accessories and this is usually where I add color and funk to my outfits. Scarves, bags, shoes are where I have fun. My scarves I wear wrapped around my neck usually and may wear more than one playing the patterns off each other (leopard and stripes). Bags are usually in color, orange, pool liner blue, shamrock green, cardinal red -got' em all. Totes, school boy, doctor, backpack, crossbody, you name it. I have a wardrobe of Coach, mostly in neutrals. Shoes I've already covered...
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What style shoes do I wear?

September 20, 2012
Okay, this is where the wheels come off. My clothing style is pretty basic, even boring but I love funky shoes. Fluevog -loved since the mid 80's own a couple pairs including a pale olive green and a black sandal that I had the shoemaker (I have a very close relationship with my shoemaker!) customize so they are literally one of a kind. I adore Miz Mooz too. I have very funky Izod sneakers that mimic biking sneakers, biker boots, paddock boots, Chelsea boots. I have a weakness for Red shoes a...
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Do I (really) wear dresses? What styles?

September 20, 2012
I have bunches, mostly black, but I don't wear them much. I am very unbalanced. Imagine a stack of quarters, push the top few to the left and the bottom few to the right. That would be my torso if I were facing left. I am big busted with a big round rump and I don't hate either of them but finding a single garment that can cover both with ease is difficult, not impossible but tough. I just bought a surplice tree bark print B&W dress from Banana Republic that works because it is stretchy was a...
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What are my favorite fabrics?

September 20, 2012
Natural fibers

Cotton (long staple Egyptian!)
Linen
Silk in any weave
Wool (merino, tweed, knit, woven doesn't matter)
Cashmere 
Alpaca

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What are my favorite patterns?

September 20, 2012
Stripes -Horizontal and Vertical
Polka Dots
Really, I prefer textures so much of my wardrobe is solids and pattern only gets added in the accessories.
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