seriously. this is not a relieved return to RTW. turns out, i actually wear a huge portion of my makes. i like wearing them better than my RTW, and i love mixing them with my RTW for something wacky and unexpected.
i knew these things going in – so the surprises came from the actual combinations.
what is next? i think the obvious first step is to see what else i want to make. i’m wearing, more or less, everything – with a few notable exceptions that have been singled out as the closets turn – but there are things i definitely gravitated to more easily.
my style has undeniably changed in the past six months or so. expect some exploration of that idea.
i noticed an interest in volume (pouffed skirts with slim tops) and an aversion to most of my trousers. do i maybe have too many dresses? (yes) i enjoy the act of tailoring but i have a wonderful stable of RTW standbys that are nicer than anything i would make, so probably not a lot of blazer action will be happening here. and you’ll notice no LFJs – they are all long-sleeved and/or long, but i missed being able to pull one on for instant chic as the weather heated up (also, two of them require a bit of repair. sadface!!). two summer variations are in the queue now, and i need a go-to casual-but-office-appropriate pair of trousers to go with for the quintessential jacket-tee-jeans look.
i like shorts more than i thought i did! and button-down tops! my most-worn-make was, without question, my previously under-appreciated 1930s simplicity top, and it apparently goes with everything in my life right now. so more of those, for sure.
but let’s face it – my life is very binary. i am either playing dress-up for work and the occasional outing, or i am home, in my PJs or mom jeans, doing chores. so question for the summer: would it be time well spent to play with lounging robes, vintage pajamas, homemade slips? would it be fun to end that separation?