A Week of Outfits
Hey friends! How was your weekend? Ours was a nice combination of seeing friends and family, as well as lots of relaxing.
This will be the first of a weekly series style of post where I share everything I wore in the previous week. I will also be sharing the current cost per wear of each piece- something I plan to track more and more this year.
Here's what I wore last week:
Sweater: Zara / Purchased secondhand via ThredUp / Current cost per wear: $3.12
Bottoms: Everlane / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $5.31
Shoes: Veja / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $12.50
I was feeling gloomy and down about Monday, so I was aiming for comfort with this one. This sweater is a great cozy sweater, even though it's not super warm, because of the length and the textured material. I'm learning to love these pants. I didn't love them at first- I thought they were just okay, they kept falling down (WORST pet peeve), and I thought they were too boring for me. But I got them tailored at the waist, and I've learned to love how simple they are. Some days that's all I want- simplicity.
I certainly didn't break any style barriers with this outfit, but I felt comfortable and cozy all day, which is always my goal. Even though I didn't feel like I had a super cool or dramatic outfit on, I still felt like myself.
Sweater: Everlane / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $62.50
Pants: Levis / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $2.50
Shoes: Veja / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $12.50
Earrings: Able / Purchaed new / Current cost per wear: $9.00
A rare outfit where everything was purchased new! My guess is that about 80% of my wardrobe was acquired secondhand (and yes, I am working on figuring out an exact number).
I was still feeling gloomy on Tuesday- maybe because it snowed again after such a hopeful bout of spring weather. This sweater was a definite investment piece for me, so I'm conflicted between wearing it all the time to get as much use as possible, and being super delicate and careful with it. I'm trying to force myself to wear it more, because it was so expensive but also because it's so comfy and warm.
I love all of the colour tones in this outfit- the light sweater and shoes with the distressed denim is such a classic, and with good reason! All I need to spruce this up a little is to throw in some sort of third piece, maybe a scarf or another layering piece.
Top: Thrifted / Current cost per wear: $0.66
Pants: Everlane / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $12.14
Boots: Nisolo / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $25.45
This outfit was kind of 'meh' for me. I love the top, and I love the pants, and I love the boots, but for some reason they didn't all click together the way I wanted them to. Although I have a hunch part of that feeling might be due to a few factors unrelated to the clothes: 1. Our hot water was still not working, so my 'shower' consisted of a strange bath/shower combo using a stock pot full of boiled water, a cup, and a wash cloth. I felt gross, and my hair didn't get very well washed. 2. Maybe TMI, but I was on my second day of a cold sore (gross, I know). I felt disgusting all day, and was also in pain when I talked or changed facial expressions. 3. I didn't put makeup on because I had a rushed morning.
I think I will give this outfit another try on another day, where I can properly appreciate the colours and shapes together.
Sweater: Thrifted / Current cost per wear: $1.00
Duster: Thrifted / Current cost per wear: $12.50
Pants: Levi's / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $2.33
Boots: Nisolo / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $23.33
I liked this outfit a lot! This duster feels like the perfect interest-adding third piece to spruce up an outfit. I was working all day and it felt kind of funny but cool having it trailing behind me as I ran around the cafe. This sweater has been a favourite this winter, although I fear it will need to be replaced soon. I've noticed some small holes forming near the bottom in the middle, and the sleeves seemed to stretch out a lot more than normal as I wore it this time. It's not a well made garment by any means, and the material isn't very good either.
Top: Thrifted / Current cost per wear: $0.50
Sweater: Thrifted / Current cost per wear: $11.66
Pants: Everlane / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $5.00
Shoes: Veja / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $10.00
This outfit was chosen out of necessity, as our washer/dryer had been out of commission for a few days and I was running down to the last of my clean clothes. Luckily it's back to normal now, so I can go back to having more variety with my choices! The great part is, having such a small, functional wardrobe, everything goes so well together. So even though I didn't have many items to choose from, I didn't feel super stressed out about it, knowing that everything still works well together. This outfit is one I've repeated quite a lot in the last little bit. It feels simple, but comfortable.
Dress: Everlane / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $42.50
Shoes: Veja / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $9.09
I wore this outfit out to a dinner with friends. I was planning on wearing my black heeled mules, but felt just a little too fancy for the occasion- so I switched out to my Veja sneakers and it was perfect! I loved the look of a nicer dress toned down with more casual sneakers. When I bought this dress it was much too big for me- so I had it tailored to fit properly, and now I like it so much more. That's a lesson I've surprisingly only learned recently- fit really matters!
Top: Thrifted / Current cost per wear: $1.00
Pants: Everlane / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $4.72
Boots: Nisolo / Purchased new / Current cost per wear: $20.00
I like this outfit, although when I wore it I was feeling super bloated and uncomfortable in these pants. I think my ultimate goal is to only own pants with an elastic waistband. Anybody else?
A Note on cost per wear:
I haven't been tracking everything (including outerwear, shoes, and jewellery) since this month, so some of these numbers are off by a lot. But I'm not too worried about it, since I plan on keeping most (if not all) of these garments for a very long time!
Have a lovely week!