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29-04-2013
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glad the blouse worked out, r&n.

Tonight I got home and found I had really nothing to wear in terms of loungewear as everything I wanted I had just put in the dryer. So I found some cherry print capris to order Will see how it goes with those ... I discarded one pair of capris I believe since last year, so this may do me.

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30-04-2013
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@Red: congrats on the blouse - so gorgeous, and, as Jina said, very you. Kudos Eizhowa!

Thx for the good advice. That really helped my. Cause you are perfectly right. I would rather have a seemingly non-cohesive closet than lock myself to one particular style or colour scheme. That said I still have to take some items out of rotation to avoid confusing myself. Sadly I do not have any storage where I can have my items hanging so I will have to pack them in boxes. Good thing I am buying an iron this month..

@Ta-ta: cherry print capris sound cute! I will definetely get rid of things if I haven't wanted to wear them for a long while. And I have a bunch of that kind of stuff. Thing is that many of them are too good to just toss but not worth the effort of selling. But I do not want to get into hoarding

 
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^ Here there are bunches of places to donate to ... do you have that there?

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^ Here there are bunches of places to donate to ... do you have that there?
Yes, that is always an option. I have a thrift store 5 minutes from here and plenty of girlfriends the same size as me. I just have some stuff that I feel have been too expensive, so it would hurt a bit to just give them away.

After my post this morning I realized how perfect one of the pairs of shoes I took to the attic this weekend, would be for the outfit I was wearing, so I went up and got them and ended up loving my outift which was mainly consisting of older stuff. the newest thing was my denim shirt bought in November last year.

 
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So far my wardrobe seems to be working fine. Maybe I'll get some navy pants because I miss some neutral trousers that aren't jeans. Also I found some great black loungepants at COS that I might get.

I didn't buy anything black in about 10 years, and now in the last few months I bought two black items (that's a whole lot of black for me ). I don't know what it is, but for some reason my aversion towards black is slowly disappearing.

 
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Yes, that is always an option. I have a thrift store 5 minutes from here and plenty of girlfriends the same size as me. I just have some stuff that I feel have been too expensive, so it would hurt a bit to just give them away.

After my post this morning I realized how perfect one of the pairs of shoes I took to the attic this weekend, would be for the outfit I was wearing, so I went up and got them and ended up loving my outift which was mainly consisting of older stuff. the newest thing was my denim shirt bought in November last year.
That's good Maybe this is a good way for you to start wearing the things in the attic Like putting the cookies at the end of a long ladder, it just makes you want them more ...

I discarded another item ... a brown silk camisole blouse. As I mentioned, my measurements continue to change ... this is a button-front blouse that used to work, but when I wore it again the other day, I found it no longer does. So, it has been donated, along with its ivory twin (I'd put that on the donate pile awhile ago). I generally get rid of things only when they can be worn no more, or just plain do not work.

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So far my wardrobe seems to be working fine. Maybe I'll get some navy pants because I miss some neutral trousers that aren't jeans. Also I found some great black loungepants at COS that I might get.

I didn't buy anything black in about 10 years, and now in the last few months I bought two black items (that's a whole lot of black for me ). I don't know what it is, but for some reason my aversion towards black is slowly disappearing.
I didn't wear black when I was younger ... I felt it wasn't truly flattering, and that hasn't exactly changed. But its practicality and versatility cannot be denied ... and in my case, makeup, choice of neckline, etc. can mitigate the effect of black next to my face. I finally decided to get over it, and haven't looked back

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Donating: I wouldn't donate anything, Betina. Not yet, at least. If there are things in your attic you haven't brought down within this time next year I would donate the lot (or sell if you have the energy/think it is worth it).

On black: I have been finding myself wearing less black as well. I think grey and copper tones make out my basic color palette (it used to be black and navy). I do like the drama it can add at night. I am pale as a sheet in winter and the contrast is very striking I always learned that black was the most basic color, but I think black looks too harsh with a lot of things (So...Hello, Charcoal!)

I actually bought something black today... My old black trousers are starting to look a bit sad, so a new pair has been on my list for a while. I did find a 100% wool pair of trousers on J crew a while back, but they were out of my size... Apparently they restocked the sales items and my size was suddenly available I will receive them sometimes next week.

So I am no longer short on trousers I am still waiting for my silk Helmut Lang trousers.

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I didn't wear black when I was younger ... I felt it wasn't truly flattering, and that hasn't exactly changed. But its practicality and versatility cannot be denied ... and in my case, makeup, choice of neckline, etc. can mitigate the effect of black next to my face. I finally decided to get over it, and haven't looked back
No make-up to save my pale face when it comes to wearing black..
But I've never really missed wearing it, I enjoy grey and navy as dark neutrals.

On evolving style/taste:My style and taste and has evolved over the years, but there are some constant factors. I really like green, grey and blue and that are the basic colors in my wardrobe. But every now and then there are some new colors to freshen things up. This season I'm drawn to orange (maybe it has something to do with the recent abdication in my country ) and that actually seems to work very nice with my current wardrobe.

 
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^I watched the abdication and I kept thinking Easyjet must be popular in the Netherlands right now. Then I kept thinking that was mean and disrespectful of me... I don't know the tradition behind the color

 
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^I watched the abdication and I kept thinking Easyjet must be popular in the Netherlands right now. Then I kept thinking that was mean and disrespectful of me... I don't know the tradition behind the color
The name of the royal family is ' van Oranje', which translates as ' of Orange'.
So on our national celebrations come with an overdose of the color orange.

I really like orange, but it's difficult to wear without looking like it's Queensday (or as of next year Kingsday) or a supporter of the national soccer team.

 
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^ William of Orange, I think (oops, too late)

I think I'm one of the few here who really enjoy black? Wearing a black sweater as I type I too am very pale and I think it looks great on me, but of course it depends on undertones, etc. Grey and black are my neutrals.

Also, I haven't bought anything in April aside from underwear!

 
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Hi there, I'm the girl in black, I'm wearing it almost all the time. But that's common in minimalistic style like mine, I would say.
At that point I have to mention that I hate when people are saying one should 'spice up' this boring (excuse me?) monochromatic outfit with a touch of bright colour, I am hearing this all the time, especially when they are giving advices on how to dress for certain occasion.
I just don't feel the need of adding colours to black (and white/neutrals). I am always wearing gold accesories though (matching with my bag's hardware..).
When I am in the mood for colours I add burgundy, blue (electric and navy), bright yellow, mint.. I love those. Nude is beautiful too, but I count it as a neutral of course.

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I really like orange, but it's difficult to wear without looking like it's Queensday (or as of next year Kingsday) or a supporter of the national soccer team.
as a fellow Dutch person, I hear you I've been meaning to share this blogpost, about perfection, and what happens when you accept that there is no such thing curious to hear what you think! http://notestoamouse.blogspot.nl/201...erfection.html

 
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@Ta-ta: well, worked like a charm I was thinking if I would wear the shoes again, just this second, and thought how nice they would look with my houndstooth shirt.

I know this sounds odd, but I wish I had items that did not work anymore - cleaning my closet would be so much easier

@Eizhowa: I think that will be my strategy as well. I used to sell stuff every month a couple of years ago and did not care about the bother it was but right now I just think it is a waste of time to try and get a little cash from it.

Really like the trousers!

 
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