So, I hinted about it in my previous posts…and it’s true. I finally came to the end of my great “going-to-wear- my-summer-shirts-and-not-rewear-until-I’m-done-(except-for-if-I-travel)” experiment!
And, per usual, the reminders…posts 1 through 7.
And on to installment 8.
You might recognize the dress from day 79 since I have a top in the same pattern (could have spaced them out better, I guess!)
The white shirt is totally lost in this photo, isn’t it. I call the blue-green one my “farmer’s wife” top (shame on me for not just saying “farmer’s top”).
The roses are hard to see..they’re a little 3d (layered on top). I wore a camisole under the sweater!
Yes, the white top is the same as the black top in 91…and the fact that I wore neither of these till day 90something meant something. I ended up putting the white one in the donation pile….I felt more comfy/happy in the black.
And the shirt on the right? You might recognize it from installment 6′s day 64….my first official/not cause I’m traveling rewear. Worn on September 22.
So, wow. Right…97 days…minus 2 rewears (from my San Diego trip in installment 5)…is 95 tops. There were actually a few more I didn’t wear (they’ve gone into the donate pile). Also, a few of them maybe 4-5, were actually dresses…so let’s say 90.
Believe it or not, I learned some stuff from this. First, I rediscovered some clothes I hadn’t worn for a while and realized that I really liked them. Second, I realized there were a few pieces that either didn’t do anything for me or I just didn’t want to put on for some reason. These went into the donate pile as well. Aside from the white rose shirt in this post, other things you’ve seen that I no longer own are day 27 (installment 3), day 16, part 1 (installment 2), and day 86 (the sweater, installment 7). Also, I had 3 plain black t-shirts, so I donated one of them.
Although part of me is shocked by the number of tops I own, I have to say, I like most of them. Looking through them in these posts (even when they photograph poorly). Also, I know that I’ve gotten these tops over many years. I haven’t really changed size for the last 12 years…and some of these shirts are definitely seven years or older. So, that helps mitigate some of the shock. Maybe the fact that I know a lot of them were accumulated from clearance racks plays a role. But, there’s definitely a “clothing pack rat” element to my collection. It’ll be interesting to see how I wear them next year…and I’ve already started thinking if I can’t incorporate more into my winter wardrobe (under a sweater or blazer..).
The question has come up as to whether I’m planning to continue these posts…he answer is yes and no. You’ll be seeing more of my clothes..but I won’t be trying to document them in the same way. I’ll explain when I start that “series” (ooh…teaser!)
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed my “shirts of summer” summer in shirts!
How many summer shirts do you think you own? How do you decide what goes into the donate pile?