at the beginning of the year i found myself standing in front of my closet every morning feeling wholly uninspired and experiencing the strange combination of under and overwhelment (not a word, i know). after cleaning out my closet repeatedly over the past couple of years i still felt like i simultaneously had nothing to wear and too much to choose from. so, i decided that i needed a new way to clean out my closet, one that didn’t include a pms fueled pillaging that would later be followed by a major bummer.
i decided to spend a month going through everything in my closet, putting together a different outfit every day. i told myself that if i didn’t feel like i wanted to wear it out, i would get rid of it. there were surprising moments (i still have a fair amount of fast fashion in my closet), not surprising moments (vintage makes my heart sing), moments of truth (my days of short shorts and sleeveless tops are sadly done), and realizations (i feel most confident in smartly tailored clothing). what wound up happening was that i sorta fell in love with my clothes all over again. i also felt inspired to get dressed every day, which hadn’t happened in a super duper long time. with that, i present to you 31 days of poorly lit bedroom mirror outfit selfies:
vintage coat dress, vintage gucci belt, zara boots.
vintage gap shirt, vintage norma kamali skirt, celine shoes.
vintage celine blouse, zara trousers, celine shoes.
embroidered vyshvyanka dress bought on ebay, h&m skirt, vintage belt, to be announced glitter booties.
vintage striped turtleneck, isabel marant blouse, vintage issey miyake skirt, zara boots.
celine top, zara velvet slip dress, maryam nassir zadeh boots.
vintage peplum top, h&m leggings, celine shoes.
zara puff sleeve blouse, vintage bongo denim skirt, vintage block heels.
forever 21 trench coat, thrifted red espadrilles.
thrifted turtleneck, zara ruffle top, vintage pleated skirt, wigwam socks, vintage shoes.
isa arfen top, vintage embroidered jeans, maryam nassir zadeh shoes.
old navy linen shirt, vintage gucci belt, vintage isaac mizrahi paper bag trousers, zara ballerina booties.
balenciaga top, vintage seafarer jeans, rejina pyo shoes
isabel marant blouse, forever 21 jumpsuit, celine heels.
zara sweater, thrifted vintage morrissey t-shirt, vintage levis, miu miu ballet shoes.
thrifted stripe wrap top, isa arfen skirt, celine shoes, vintage ring.
a detacher dress, to be announced shoes.
vintage blazer, vintage stirrup jeans & celine shoes.
topshop turtleneck bodysuit, h&m necklace, isabel marant pants, thrifted shoes.
maryam nassir zadeh dress & shoes.
celine blouse, vintage denim dress, vintage belt, maryam nassir zadeh boots.
j.crew pajama top, jesse kamm pants, vintage shoes.
vintage jacket, vintage esprit shorts, zara boots.
vintage shirt, vintage jeans, miu miu glitter mary janes.
isabel marant blouse, vintage laura ashley dress, celine shoes.
jil sander turtleneck, style mafia lace up tunic, h&m skirt, dries van noten boots.
forever 21 dress, h&m leggings, river island shoes.
vintage halston ultrasuede blazer, vintage levis, rejina pyo shoes.
vintage tunic, vintage ysl belt, h&m leggings, celine shoes.
vintage puff sleeve dress, jacquemus asymetric hem dress, rejina pyo shoes.
thrifted turtleneck & apron dress, vintage frye boots.