2021 Wardrobe Update – Part 1

The end of August might be a strange time for a mid-year wardrobe update, but to my credit, I did start writing this post back at the start of July. Then, of course, summer's languor set in. Evenings were filled with books and drinks on the balcony. Weekends were filled with iced coffees, sunlit strolls,... Continue Reading →

#54 The Shorts with Many Lives

Since moving to my new place, I’ve reintroduced some older pieces into my day-to-day wardrobe, including this pair of denim cut-off shorts I was sure I’d never wear again. After spending most of my youth living and breathing in shorts all summer, at some point in my early 20s, I flipped a switch. One by... Continue Reading →

#53 The Ghost of Pandemic Past Pants

As we approach the full swing of summer here in the northern hemisphere – a summer that promises countless social possibilities with the widespread delivery of vaccines – my summer wardrobe and I are ready for patio dining, music performances in the park, and bike rides with friends once more. My summer wardrobe hasn’t evolved... Continue Reading →

Some Space: The Closet

If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know that my “wardrobe” at my old apartment was a scattered, disorganized mess. Within the cramped space, I stored my everyday clothes in drawers beside my bed and out-of-season items in a storage tub under the bed. I had a few pieces hanging in a small storage closet... Continue Reading →

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 →

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