I don’t know if I like this skirt or if I hate it
I guess it depends on the day. The last time I wore it, I loved it. And when these photos were taken I hated it. For no particular reason, I just wasn’t feeling it, I guess.
Or maybe I was just having one of those days. You know, when nothing seems right, or you find yourself at odds with the universe. For no particular reason.
I’m a rather analytical person. OK, that was probably the understatement of the year. Let’s try this again… I’m quite an analytical person. To the point that I can look at anything from several points of view and argue for (or against) all of them. And I overanalyse everything. And I mean everything. I think too much, even about all sorts of trivial things.
Yet, when it comes to clothes I often trust my intuition. If we can call it that. Intuition, I mean. I just instantly know that I like something, and that it will make me feel fabulous. Or the opposite. And I never regret buying something when my decision is based on intuition.
I never got that ‘I-know-this-is-right-for-me’ feeling about this skirt. I sort of liked it but I wasn’t quite sure. Something about it was not quite… I don’t know what, exactly. I wasn’t feeling it; I talked myself into buying it.
I rationalised: it’s super light, crinkled silk/viscose mix, and it obviously doesn’t require ironing. And the best part is that it takes no space at all in the suitcase. Just what I need for my holiday wardrobe. It’s perfect, in theory. I wasn’t feeling it, but it seemed like a sensible choice.
Actually, I’ve always felt the same about the shirt I’m wearing, too: ‘every woman needs a classic shirt, right? It goes with anything, and I can wear it forever’.
That’s why I seldom wear it. Because that’s the way I am: if something feels right, I wear it all the time. I have clothes that I have featured on the blog so many times that I’ve lost count.
This shirt has been featured maybe 3 times. Usually when I’m scraping the bottom of my wardrobe for something to wear because I’m bored with all my clothes or feel that I need something ‘new’ to wear for a blog post.
Yes, I know, some bloggers find that blogging forces them to be creative and do something with all the clothes they would otherwise ignore. I’m not like that. I’d happily wear just a few favourite pieces over and over again. I get very attached to my favourite clothes. I have cashmere sweaters I’ve had for 10 years, for heaven’s sake!
Oh well, maybe it’s the combination of this skirt with this particular shirt that isn’t working for me. Or maybe it was just one of those days. After all, the skirt is feather-light, non-iron, and takes no space in the suitcase at all…
shirt: Marks and Spencer (old) / skirt: Grizas /
bag: Furla / shoes: Van Dal (old) / sunglasses: Prada
Do you ever talk yourself into buying something?
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