Sunday, June 20, 2010


The wardrobe could use some help, I can just see one of those reality shows hosts showing up and saying, "everything has go to go." I'd probably agree in a heartbeat, but unless someone wants to pick up the tab for a complete makeover nothing leaves the closet without a lot of scrutiny. The green shirt ( very uninspired photos!)  had a stain on it and was nearly relegated to "the at home" section of the closet which is much larger than the "okay to be seen in public" section. Now that I've tossed some dye at it I'm still undecided about it, but it's more interesting.


The orangey, red, yellow shirt with blotches of black that went blueish will probably make it out of the house at least once. (it's more redish in person.) Yes, I love shirts and practically wear them exclusively for their comfort and anonymity. Most of the year though, I wear short sleeve shirts from the men's department of which the ones that are residing in the closet mostly needed repairing or altering. Buttons were missing on some while others were so long they made me look fat and others needed to be taken in on the sides for a more feminine look. Last Monday is was very apparent that I'd put off tackling the job too long when I ended up wearing a shirt that came from the "at home section" out in public. I'm  nearly done with the job and fear that I won't finish the last two alterations now that I've lost the momentum. I can't do anything with the slacks and jeans except pray for a sale ASAP. I'm not sure that I'm ready to wear capri or crop pants out of the house. (Happy Birthday Meryl Streep! You're now 3 months older than I am!)

This should keep everyone busy for awhile; lists of helpful tutorials and tips.

Quotes:   “Each individual piece is a calculated attempt to entice women to add to their wardrobe.” Bill Blass

“The wardrobe guy [of Blow] was a genius. He was so tapped into that period and he brought me the ugliest things I'd ever seen and then they were somehow beautiful.” Johnny Depp

Just let the wardrobe do the acting” Jack Nicholson


queenopearls said...

Sweet shirts. Of course, I adore the red one. The green one has a very organic, earthy look. :) Sweet that you dyed your blouses, I hope you are tickled green and red.

Anonymous said...

I personally find the whole wardrobe chore so difficult. Now- I'm blessed to be able to wear shorts and t-shirts daily. In the winter I wear jeans and t-shirts. I've had a few women over the years try to "gently" tell me to change my attire- but I've come to realize the most important thing is to feel good about myself.
I admire you for sprucing up your clothes- they are looking great. You've done a lot even if your momentum is starting to wane.

Kay said...

Oh, I always wear crop pants in the warm weather, although I wouldn't be caught dead in shorts. Good for you for doing alterations. That's something I hate with a passion, and almost never do, just roll up the sleeves.

La Dolce Vita said...

great post, love the shirts and the quotes. I never wear shirts only knits!! tshirts are my thing!!

Julie said...

Love the shirts Gail, especially the red one. Thanks for the list of tutorials. I've bookmarked it for future reference.

Libby Fife said...

I have no room to talk. My "ok for the public" section is extremely small. Where am I going anyway incidentally? Just jeans and a tshirt and a cardigan sweater. Oh, and in the summer I mix it up with dockers from Lands End. Very haute couture. I don't suppose you have a decent Goodwill down there? I was surprised to see that they had some very acceptable items.

Judy Hartman said...

What i like is that, when you wear your shirts, you wear your art! I seem to be spending the summer in khakis and t-shirts! No shorts for me!