How to make your wardrobe last…

A Year in Review – Day 17

Congrats!  Erin M!  You are the winner of this fabulous dress!


I spent soooooo much time reading all your comments and if anyone has any questions about what makes up a basic wardrobe, you must check out the comment section of yesterday’s post.  It’s great and there are so many links!  I had no idea how many fashion blogs are out there, really.  And they’re all so much more professional than mine!  And so informative!  It made me start to think I should just blog about pigs and children (stick to what you know, right?)  Here is just one of the links — it’s called “The Vivienne Files” and it’s a blog that has amazingly detailed posts about style every day.  I was thoroughly impressed.

From your comments, I also learned some valuable facts and terms that I’m planning on dropping into conversations whenever I can to make myself appear smarter.  They are —

Remixing — a term to describe mixing and matching your wardrobe.

Capsule wardrobe — is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London Boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of fashion, such as skirts, pants, and coats, which can then be updated with seasonal pieces.

The Elves and the Shoemaker — is a Grimm fairy-tale that is the inspiration for my favorite holiday plate.  A few days ago, I posted a picture of my favorite plate with all sorts of questions… Why are the shoes so big?  What’s the deal with the naked boys?


And now, I know, according to the story, that “naked dwarves” (some interpretations say “naked elves”) appear in a shoemaker’s shop at night and make wonderful shoes.  The shoemaker and his wife repay the naked dwarves/elves by making them clothes.  So, thank you!  My plate mystery is solved… although I feel like the artist who painted my plate chose not to paint elves or dwarves, but naked boys.


This adds to the wonderful creepiness of my plate and therefore, I thank the artist profusely for their brazen disregard of Grimm story accuracy.

Tomorrow, I will review my least favorite style… and it just might surprise you!


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