Unless you yell: "STOP (!) ARRÊTE (!) Enough Already," Edith and I will continue to hunt and gather in our closets, reassembling what we find within, until the end of the month-ish.
If you've had enough of our old clothes, albeit incredibly creatively put together. . . Let me know. To tell you the truth, we're finding things we didn't know we still owned, or forgot we once bought which makes this exercise exceedingly amusing for us, not to mention economical. And, as I believe I mentioned last week, I don't think I will buy another black jacket for the rest of my life. I've pretty much got everything covered, from vintage to NOW(!) Now, in the sense that what goes 'round always comes 'round.
While we're in there, madly tossing and testing, we will seek out items that work through most of the year, i.e. fall, winter, spring, but probably not summer.
Immediately after we emerge, we shall apply ourselves, with our usual passion, to finding warm weather wardrobe wonders. We will do this either virtually, i.e. scan the collections, magazines and window shop or perhaps actually buy a couple of items to make us look new and au courant, spot-on, with it -- you know, basically all the things that are truly important in this life.
If one cannot construct a fabulous façade, what's the point really, n'est-ce pas?
Here then is what we dug out this week. May I say at this point, I am particularly enthralled with my turquoise/violet ensemble and though I have never worn these pieces like this, I think I've constructed a winner. (Isn't it lovely? I can be obnoxious and no one is editing me. . .)
Oh yes, before I forget: Ever since we started this new game and until we finish, I will always wear the same black pants and black pencil skirt. Meanwhile, Edith does her own thing.
On top: Edith in her ummm, pumpkin-like Lacroix skirt which she said she has "never worn and forgot I owned, but I remember I paid practically nothing for it," with a shocking pink cashmere sweater and orange suede belt; moi in above mentioned turquoise and purple. The jacket is a heavy silk the top a light silk t-shirt, same pants, my coral necklaces and suede Chanel bag.
Above: Edith in her super-skinny black jeans -- she exercises one-hour every morning before eating a banana and a couple of nuts and then sits down to start her painting interrupted only by hunger pangs which send her in search of an apple and a goat's milk yogurt (she avoids anything associated with cows) -- but I digress --with a long wool sweater and a large tissue paper weight wool shawl/scarf.
I'm wearing a charcoal gray zip-up jacket (I really, really like this jacket) from Lands' End, many, many years ago, over a light-weight gray cashmere turtleneck, my black and gray suede Chanel ballerinas and the rest you've seen more times than any of us can count.
(All drawings, as always, by Edith.)