This week’s Ten on Tuesday topic is one of my favorite subjects – clothes! One of my early career ambitions was to be a fashion illustrator and/or work with a designer, and while that didn’t last long, it did fuel a lifelong interest in clothes and fashion. I (usually) enjoy clothes shopping, and not just for myself, either. This week prompt asks for “10 Favorite Articles of Clothing You Own,” and I’m afraid I’m fudging that number just a bit, as you’ll see. In no particular order, I present:
Short-sleeved fine-gauge cotton sweater. All three of the sweaters pictured are from Talbots, because this item is a classic. A little more dressed-up than a T-shirt, suitable to wear under another sweater or jacket, and appropriate year-round, these are staples in my closet.
Red cardigan. Red is probably my favorite accent color, and I love layering sweaters to pull an outfit together. This picture does not include all of my red sweaters.
Black jeans. Jeans in varying shades of blue are also closet staples, of course, but black ones have an advantage because they just look a bit more dressed up.
Easy Spirit black walking shoes. I’m not posting a picture because they don’t look like anything special. They are a little more dressed-up than white sneakers, though, and they are amazingly comfortable! I haven’t had this pair very long, but I love them; they’ve become my favorite weekend shoes.
Short boots. Knee-high boots are supposed to be more versatile, but…well, I have short legs, and the lower-calf height just works better for me. My favorite thing about the arrival of cooler weather is being able to start wearing boots again, and I’m always a little sad when it gets warm enough to have to put them aside.
Pajamas. I don’t believe they should ever be worn outside the house or in front of guests (unless they’re of the overnight variety), but I love to hang around in PJs, especially my cozy fleece ones when it’s cold outside.
Speaking of cold…living in Southern California means I don’t get many opportunities to wear my warm faux-shearling coat, but I never worry about getting chilled when I have it on. Then again, not wearing it too often means that I’ll probably get to keep it for a good long time!
The tricky thing about my clothing addiction is that I don’t necessarily like spending a lot of money on it. Even though it’s totally understandable why some things end up on the clearance racks – who would actually wear that?! – sometimes I’ll find something good, like these two skirts that cost $8 each.
Every woman’s wardrobe needs a “little black dress” – evidently, I think I need more than one.
One of my other favorite dresses is a white one. I only wore it once, so I thought I’d show you what it looked like on October 21, 2006.
Do you have a special attachment to any of your clothing – something especially comfortable, something associated with good times, or something that just makes you feel good when you wear it?