ALMOST OVER

Dec 22, 2011


Alexander Wang vest // Zara cashmere jersey shirt // Cheap Monday jeans // Burberry Prorsum boots

As the year comes to an end, I'm trying to master the art of letting things go - literally and figuratively. Letting go of caring about useless things gets easier with age, almost an automatic occurrence. But letting go of old habits is another story. One thing I've learned, though, is that the more you let go of things cluttering your life, the clearer things become and the more room you've made for what you really want. Rather Confucius of me I know, tis the season.

My closet is almost down to just the way I envision it to be...
...room for the hangers to breathe and things to be pulled with ease...
...the ability to mentally catalog everything because there is that short a list...
...mostly in plain view and not forgotten in some dusty corner...
...the only two reasons for taking up space in my life being
A. so basic it's a necessary staple or
B. pulling on my aesthetic heartstrings so perfectly I would be a fool to pass it up
(double points for A and B)

As of late I've developed a love for these sleeveless coat extra long vest whatchamacallits. Perfect for claustrophobically-challenged dressers like myself. That stifling in the armpits or the extra burdensome weight on the shoulders make for difficult coat wearing. This is kind of the ideal solution? I've already invested in another I have yet to reveal. Now to find the perfect turtleneck for those with ultra sensitive gag reflexes. Literally.

17 comments :

Cáti said...

totally love your boots :)

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meagan said...

those boots

those boots

those boots

Madeline said...

I like how counterintuitively practical a long vest is. It provides the silhouette of a sweeping coat without the unnecessary bulk of long woolly sleeves. and in that camel color... damn

Amanda said...

(love the boots). i feel you though. just moved and looking at everything in a new light.. care less and less about the STUFF.

Prêt à Porter P said...

Cool as always, Celine looking too. It does feel good to get rid of stuff. I love shredding papers and throwing stuff away. Even though I have a lot of clothes I still know exactly what I have. My mom still has more than me because she never gets rid of things, she's holding onto clothing that she hasn't worn in the past 20 years.

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Great look! Love the vest and boots x

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bravegrrl said...

love the sleeveless blazer... need something in black... keep us up to date with any cool finds in that dept :)

have a great weekend!

koko // res pulchrae said...

Ah, my dream boots!

I've been laying off eBay and yoox for a while, and it feels good. I've gotten better at convincing myself I don't need something and my closet (and bank account!) are definitely benefiting.

HISLENS said...

Wow! I've been looking for a coat like that but w/ leather sleeves; kind of like the one you bought from Zara. Guess I'll be ordering this one by Wang though it's for Women.. Who cares! It looks amazing and cut very well. Love this look!
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wool and misc said...

the gag reflex thing made me laugh out loud!

type.write said...

This is beautiful and looks so comfy

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Sarah Chow said...

i have a long beautiful camel vest from Fabrics Interseason that I LOVE wearing instead of a jacket, but since I live in New York, that kind of nice fall weather only lasts for 2 weeks tops before it gets too cold to pretend. California is soo ideal.

SWL said...

I fall in love with the boots :S

monkeyshines ♥ said...

fabulous booties!

Bises,
monkeyshines
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PlaceTrends said...

Stunning!!!!
I love your shoes ;)


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Vanessa said...

I like this post; I especially like the way you edited the first photo. I love the boots and I love what you had to say about getting rid of the clutter!

Natalie (Fashion Intel) said...

Your words really resonate with me here. I have really been working on letting the bad shit go, so far it has been successful and I'm already feeling better!