Clothes Encounter


1. Are you a hoarder, or are you good at sorting and clearing?

Depends on what we’re talking about…clothing, I’m good at clearing. Pens/paper, not so much! I’ve been clearing out lately too–feels good to lighten the load on all fronts!

2. What is the oddest garment you possess and why?

I’d have to go with the five paneled velvet jester hat with grosgrain ribbon bows and bells on each tip. The panels are black, deep purple, dark green, purple paisley on black, and little blue flowers on purple. As to why…saw the company at an art fair while in grad school and couldn’t pass it up. Seemed like a “writerly” sort of hat! I’ve actually had more than a couple of chances to wear it! The students love it. They claim it suits me.

3. Do you have a favourite look/ colour?

Favorite look? For work, I’ll call it practical comfort. I don’t want to wear something I need to worry about…worry about what I am exposing, worry about getting it tangled or caught, worry about blooping something and not being able to wash it out. At the same time, it is practical for the occasion of need. If a skirt or dress is called for, so be it. Otherwise, I’m a khakis/tee/cardigan/hit the pavement and move kind of dresser.

Colors? Royal blue, orange, black, coral, rose…things that allow for a little contrast with whatever is on the bottom half.

4. Thrift/ Charity shops, love them or hate them?

Love the idea but usually find them way too overwhelming…too much chaos.

5. Money is no object, what one item would you buy?

Hmmm. A membership to khakis of the month club? Don’t know on this one.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    Great play, love the sound of that hat!


  2. altar ego says:

    The hat sounds great! And I'm with you there on the khaki bottoms and some contrast for the top, though I don't always achieve that!


  3. Purple says:

    Fun play…khakis of the month…love it.


  4. RevAnne says:

    Great play…love the hat!


  5. Barbara B. says:

    I am with you on the practical comfort look!


  6. Mrs. M says:

    I agree about the chaos of thrift shops!


  7. Sarah says:

    Chaos, perfect word to describe thrift shops! And exactly why I can hardly ever shop them.


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