More Goodbyes: Moving Edition

As I alluded to in my previous post, my husband and I recently bought our first home. It’s a little bit surreal to imagine that in a just few weeks we'll be getting keys to our new place. It'll be a much needed step up from the cramped studio apartment we've been in for the... Continue Reading →

#52 Another Grey Sweater

This is about the time of year when I’d usually do my closet switch-over, tucking away my heavier knits for the season and bringing out lighter layers to fill their space. This spring, however, I want to leave my sweaters out a little longer, stretch a few extra wears and make new outfit combinations as... Continue Reading →

Dreams of Post-Pandemic Dressing

Recently, I’ve had two articles pop up into my news feed, both on dressing in the “post-pandemic era” (The Guardian, The Kit). It got me thinking about how the eventual resumption of a less-distanced life would affect how I've been using my wardrobe over the past year. Looking back at my meticulous record of outfits,... Continue Reading →

#51 The Backwards Tank

The tentative signs of spring are here: longer days filled with warm sunlight; melting lawns revealing muddy grass and petrifying dog poop. It makes me want to put away all my sweaters, heavy with winter gloom, and gallop towards the sun in gauzy, lightweight attire. Of course, I know better than to be duped by... Continue Reading →

Some Style: My 2021 Wardrobe Wishlist

From my closet analysis at the end of 2020, I identified a few goals: to have a wardrobe full of pieces that I love, but also suit my life —balancing sentiment and wearability; and to favour beautiful, everyday pieces that are versatile over "special occasion" items that are single-purpose. In addition, I named some of... Continue Reading →

#50 The Mood Indigo Jacket

The start to 2021 for me has been a combination of non-stop hustle at work and living a little slower, a little quieter when I’m off the clock. Despite living in a colder climate, I’ve always tried to remain active in the winter months, filling frigid evenings and weekends with art shows, dance classes, restaurant... Continue Reading →

2020 in Review: New Pieces

Along my wardrobe journey, I’ve oscillated between periods of rampantly gathering new pieces, like a stockpiling forest critter, followed by periods of analyzing, editing, and purging. In a way, it mirrors the way I write – the ebbs of scrambling to record my thoughts before they dissipate and the flows of plucking meaningful phrases out... Continue Reading →

#49 The Shrunken Sweater

I’m happy to report that I successfully avoided the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales this year, despite a few temptations (a pair of dungarees that ended up selling out, a vintage Thierry Mugler dress that was a size too big). One "practical" item I was really itching to get was another merino top from COS, after... Continue Reading →

#48 The Romantic Vintage Jeans

Denim has been on my mind lately. After reading an article about a man who hunts for 1800s jeans in abandoned silver mines across the southern United States, I’ve become fascinated in its history and how it’s made. Jeans are not among my favourite garments to wear, unlike the millions of folks who consider it their... Continue Reading →

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