Best Laid plans....today i list my 'workaday capsule' items - with pictures! Yesterday i set out to photograph the pieces on our expandable free-standing clothes dryer. I was wearing some of the items, so i would stand next to the clothes dryer to 'include' those pieces. Cute, huh?
First of all, the constrast between the light and dark items meant that either the light items were blasted out with light and you could see the dark ones fine, or the light was subtle enough to catch the detail in the lighter items but the darker items were lost in murky shadow. And if that wasn't bad enough - downpour! Fortunately i believe in wash 'n wear (no dry cleaning for this girl), and i don't melt, so no disaster resulted. I just had to come up with a plan B, which you see below. I photographed the groups of tops, bottoms, and third layers (sweaters and jackets) in two groups each (light and dark). I do have a few pre-planned accessory sets. I'd planned to photograph those yesterday, but........let's just say i hope to get to that today!
light tops - left to right, top to bottom: grey l/s henley, ivory l/s sweater, s/s polo (soon to be cut up to a ruffle tee), light and dark grey lace trimmed tanks.
dark bottoms - left to right: black jersey 'posh pants' by Carushka, skunk skirt.
That's twenty six items, although i doubt the weather will allow me to wear any of the tees or tanks (quantity 6) as a top by itself. But they will be useful as layering pieces or under a third layer. To make it more of a 'challenge' i could have whittled this down to fewer pieces, but that just seems kind of overly artificial - the point is for me to get used to working with this part of my wardrobe (plenty of 'cake' here, i also noticed). I don't see how excluding some of these items will further that aim.
|gratuitous mushroom photo|
Oh for crying out loud, enough justification - they're still jeggings! ........mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa......
The necklace is actually a rolo bracelet to which i've been adding these 'potato pearls' and a couple of charms. A week or so ago i was thinking how much i'd like a necklace that looked like this bracelet - so i clipped it into a 16" snake necklace and " wah-lah " ! Having so much weight along one area of the necklace makes it move and curve in a very distinct way.
Sweater: Royal Robbins
Tank: Old Navy
Jeggings: Target (Mossimo)
Boots: Bass Lamont