Sunday, 28 February 2010

I don't learn from my mistakes. Every year, when winter is almost over, I realize that I look like a cave woman. And this year is even worst since I spent most of the cold season without work (hello, same outfit 2 days in a row). I will spare you the details but I'm sure that you can visualize the "dramatic" consequences of 3 months of style neglect.

In order to get rid of the cave woman look I made an inventory of my clothes (yes, I do stuff like that). And the results are shocking !!! It seems that I don't know how to shop intelligently. Logically, you are suppose to have 40% basics clothes, 40% work clothes and 20% "omg, I love this so much" pieces! Well, most of my clothes are part of the last group and believe me it is not efficient!

I had to start somewhere, so I made this little skirt (Simplicity 2656) to go in the 40% work group. It is classic, simple, perfect for the office and it can be adapted to every season.

So, am I the only person who would need a personal stylist??? Any volunteers ;)

17 comments:

molly:: applecyder said...

love the pocket lining very very much.

oh, goodness. i can't even begin to think what kind of statistics a wardrobe inventory of my closet would yield....

Anonymous said...

oh claudia!
it's perfect... absolutely perfect!

jen said...

haha, i need to do a little inventory, my closet is 100% random!

this skirt turned out so cute! perfect for work or whenever

Sarah Greenman said...

So exquisite!

Veronica Darling... said...

Congrats on your new job!

You're VERY stylish darling, and that skirt looks 100 per cent (and not kidding here) like a designer skirt from a really expensive shop!

Well done! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Ali said...

A closet inventory - now there's a good idea!

But you, sweet girl, would look good in a paper bag. I have been taking photos of what I actually wear each day (or thereabouts) this year. It has proved a real eye-openener. And the ladies in my Flickr group, my new styliste!

Anonymous said...

what a nice skirt you made and I love the fabric details..ah everything of it..it looks great with the colourful tights..no need for a stylist :)

Anne (anneemall) said...

Awesome! This would be in my "omg, I love this so much" category! The shape, the fabric, the lining!

my hyggelig said...

well done! Love the fabric (good for being job-serious) but the pockets are a fun treat (good for not being so serious at the job).

Keesha Fashionista said...
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Keesha Fashionista said...

I would be happy to volunteer for anyone that needs a stylist. I am building a portfolio and would even do it for FREE!

Kaylovesvintage said...

looks wonderful

oneeyedrabbit said...

Great job! The skirt looks really good and great craftsmanship too.

Jennifer said...

Oh dear.. I think my closet would consist mostly off comfy pieces that probably shouldn't be worn to work, but are. Plus a million cardigans & scarves :)

I just wanted to say that I adore the seersucker pocket details -- just lovely!

Chickpea said...

Claudia,
I trashed pretty much everything out of my wardrobe at the beginning of the winter. No more comfy rags, great stuff for everyday.

At the end of the season I would say that I am 65% there. And you are doing the right thing!

My OMG pieces, they never turn out quite right, alas...

jackie said...

I have just checked back in!! I'm so glad you are back Claudia. And it looks like you've got your creative mojo back - such lovely things you are working on!
And Happy Belated Birthday - you are a gorgeous 30 year old!

Jessica said...

Wow! That skirt is amazing! Great job!

As for my closet... I think Tim Gunn would have a heart attack :)