A lot of bloggers fill their content quota showing you their new purchases. There’s nothing wrong with that. Everybody likes new stuff. I wish I had some dough for FW purchases. The absence of said dough, though, forces me to do something more challenging than putting together looks with new gear—going back through my familiar closet and trying to fashion something new.

I am the blogging 99 percent, and I’ve got an exercise for you: Go into your closet, pick out a bunch of cold-weather gear and put together a few never-before-worn looks on the fly. That’s what I’ve done here, and though the final assemblages might not yet be perfectly edited (and I shot more than appear here,) the exercise was fruitful in helping me realize a few pieces I’d forgotten, underestimated or overlooked.

I focused on a few FW items that haven’t showed up much on the blog: My vintage Harris Tweed, a new-old Levi’s jacket given to me by a friend, my chunky shawl-collar cardigan, and this French Connection vest I bought in 2006. 

OG bloggers.

  1. orangexxx reblogged this from colonialgoods
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  3. ofgodsandgeeks reblogged this from thatkindofwoman and added:
    I can’t tell you how much pleasure I get treasure-hunting from my own closet. Rediscovering old favourites and reworking...
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  10. channxd reblogged this from malofamerica and added:
    my man needs to dress like this
  11. marryweather reblogged this from malofamerica and added:
    This is basically my style philosophy. old pieces made new. propssss.
  12. malofamerica reblogged this from nickelcobalt and added:
    This is great.
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  15. therefinedgraduate reblogged this from whataqueerbird and added:
    Well said. It is frustrating to see all of the new purchases of the blogging 1%. This is a great challenge! Cant wait!
  16. 1360sherbrooke reblogged this from whataqueerbird and added:
    Very good idea - one that I will also be doing because I am flat broke.
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  18. adeana reblogged this from rawtranquility and added:
    Swoon. Swoon. Swoon.