Friday, January 25, 2019

Winter Handmade Capsule Observations Week 2

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I finally wore the white jeans this week. Long story short, one of the buttons actually popped off again and i was so frustrated that i temporarily set aside the jeans and decided to remove them from the capsule. eventually i was determined to conquer the problem at last. i looked at my other button fly jeans that had no issues with the buttons and i couldn't figure out what the difference was. then i had a lightbulb moment when i remembered that i had used a hammer to install the other buttons and i had used a rubber mallet (which has a much larger surface area) for the white jeans. i got out my hammer, replaced the button that had popped off, then hammered the shit out of the remaining buttons and so far *fingers crossed* they've stayed on. I wore the jeans with my sweatshirt dress in the hopes that if something bad happened while I was at work, at least no one would be able to see it.

I still haven't felt that excited about the capsule and I've been doing some soul searching trying to understand why. I know this might sound weird, but normally i like getting dressed in the morning. i like clothes, and i like putting outfits together in different combinations, and i like wearing stuff that i've made. but this time around it's just not adding up for me. I think a lot of it has to do with my feeling rather down at the moment for a variety of reasons that i won't get into in this space. when i'm feeling low i am robbed of some of the little joys that life can bring, including this one. as a result i just haven't been putting a lot of energy into finding fun and interesting combos and i'm left feeling rather blah as a result. it is rather interesting to me that it's a self-fulfilling prophecy: i feel kind of crappy, which makes me not want to put a lot of effort into what i look like, which leaves me feeling even more crappy.

but for today at least, i've been given a reprieve. this outfit really feels like "me" and it has brought a smile to my face. i've always felt at home in stripes and the silliness of the sherpa vest is a bonus in addition to the warmth it provides.

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