Closet Obsessions, Updated for 2019. Fashion and style are such a gratifying hobby. We get to be creative, expressive, individual, purposeful — and obsessive! All within the realm of normal human behaviors.
Without being a slave to trends (and most of us reading this blog are not), it’s fun to get temporarily besotted with some item of clothing or accessory, and to stalk, hunt and collect it. Often the stalking is just via window or cyber-shopping, without buying. In my life, it means seeking affordable versions of my current crush, via thrift and consignment stores. Every once in a while, the object of desire is worth a splurge, and lasts for decades, like my beloved Moissanite wedding ring.
Here are some of my past wardrobe obsessions. Maybe you will relate to one or more — I’d love to know. I’ll post my current obsessions at the end.
- Vintage gloves and scarves. I had to look in every thrift shop in town, and on eBay. I bought several, and still wear and appreciate them. The gloves are great for keeping the sun off my aging hands too.
- Cuff bracelets. I’m still loving on these; I’m liking them even bolder now. But I do own enough. I think.
- Tingly lip glosses. I went far and wide, and keep coming back to Burt’s Bees. Guess I am sticking with this one.
- Patterned tights. You can ask me who carries these in my small city, ’cause I have been around. (Target‘s got the best local selection and prices, and Modcloth is a terrific online shop).
And my present obsessions:
- Midi skirts. My eyes follow only the hemlines of skirts on the racks, and I reach for the long ones. I love a long skirt even though a knee-length skirt may be more conventionally flattering.
- Long-wearing lipsticks that aren’t chalk-dry. I still haven’t found the Holy Grail. I find ones that last, but make my lips peel. Or they’re nice and moisturizing, and they’re gone in an hour.
- Cuffed/rolled/frayed-hem jeans. Ending at the ankle or an inch above. Perfect with sneakers and oxfords, and speaking of shoes . . . .
- Oxfords and funky sneakers. These really do go with almost any outfit in my casual life. Socks or no-socks, leather or canvas, I’ll wear them.
- A pantsuit. That’s an odd one, eh? But I saw some very cool looks on Ines de la Fressange (surprise, a tall, thin French woman!), rocking a linen suit. I’d break up the pieces some days, and wear it with my oxfords. : >
What are your fashion obsessions, past and present?
Keep joy in your heart, and stay fabulous, xo,
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