The Space Between My Peers: Carnivale de Couture: Clean Laundry

The Space Between My Peers

From the bottom of the fashion food chain ...

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Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Carnivale de Couture: Clean Laundry

Danielle's invitation:

So this week I want to invite anyone who wants to join to describe that favourite outfit that you always like to wear still warm from the dryer. Bonus points if you've got pictures! What does your outfit say about you?


Good question! What does this say about me? Depends on what I wear with it. This outfit, by itself, is just a base. My uniform demands another layer.

Whatever statement I choose to make, however, will be softened by the jeans. Laid-back and comfy-looking, they're just what a pair of old jeans should be. The comment I get most when I wear them? "You're so SMALL." Nothing having to do with any personal statement I may be trying to make, still not an unwelcome comment.

(In my wardrobe, where cost-per-wear is queen, my favorite things are usually those having a limited remaining shelf-life: flared jeans still look fine in the Great Northwest, but the hand-writing is on the wall. I plan to wear these out before I just can't bring myself to wear them anymore.)

Believe it or not, crewneck t-shirts make my heart go pitter-patter. The sporty or menswear accent is what makes the outfit exciting, in my idiom. But what could be more feminine than a subtlely muted pink? Lip color, and this is pretty close to mine, is another universally flattering accent color.

Now that I've explained what I'm thinking when I choose to wear these favourites, I must ask: what does my outfit say to you? Inevitably, it seems, my intended message is not received as intended.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Maria Palma said...

Your outfit is screaming "I am Comfortable!" If I could wear anything at all, it would be a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. It's hard to tell that you're small from the picture that you took...

3:27 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I'm not really that small (and am currently carrying a little winter padding); those jeans are Gap size 4's and 100% cotton, so they have shrunk. I actually bought another pair almost identical today, but in better shape, for $1 at Value Village. For a buck, why not?

Hey, thanks for stopping by. :-)

3:59 PM  

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