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Wardrobe Revamp

What I have learned today -

1. I really like coral/ orange.

2. I don't buy tops very often, but when I do they come from Oasis. 

3. These photographs are really bad, like pre-digital photos where you always managed to chop someone's head off!

As I mentioned last week I did some clothes shopping. This is what I have sorted out for this inbetweeny weather from what I now have. 


The new tops are the white t-shirt, and the two black tops on the right hand side.  The plain black one is kind of shiny and is a "formal t-shirt" apparently. 


Woolies and stuff, I do have another black jumper but it must be in the laundry basket (it is also from Oasis!). Confession, the mustard cardi is 5% wool, but I've had it since my pre-vegan days. The black jumper is a polo neck, I bought it about 10 years ago and it's like new, I love it.


 Frocks! I've just washed them so they're a bit crumpled. 


Skirts and leg coverings. 


Accessories.


More accessories, featuring my Twin Peaks inspired things (the cherry pie brooch on my cardi is also a Twin Peaks one).


My bag and old lady purse.

Oh, I didn't do any shoes. I'm not putting shoes on my bed. At the minute I'm pretty much exclusively wearing my croc wellies, you can see them here.

Comments

  1. You're so organised!

    I don't know much about veganism, so would you mind explaining why wearing wool is not acceptable? The sheep don't get hurt during the shearing process? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks. It is starting to feel like my wardrobe makes sense finally!

      As with most things people draw their line where clothing and things are concerned, some people will continue to wear leather, silk or wool items that they already own, others may wish to buy second hand but not new, others to avoid these fabrics totally.

      The Vegan Society defines veganism as "a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."

      So at a very basic level - the wool (or whatever product) is not ours to take. There are other considerations too, here's an article about why people may avoid wool http://animalrights.about.com/od/animalsusedinclothing/ss/What-S-Wrong-With-Wool-Why-Don-T-Vegans-Wear-Wool.htm

      And another article from a wool producer about mulesing https://www.thewoolcompany.co.uk/mulesing-cruel-or-kind.html

      None of the decisions we make are perfect, there will always be issues with however we decide to live our lives. I just thought I'd mention the cardi in case someone spotted it and decided to shout at me for being a hypocrite (it happens). Hope that makes some sense.

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  2. I so need to go through my shoes and wardrobe to straighten (read donate) things. Things that do not fit correctly are going bye bye this time. Don't think I will ever fit in them again.

    God bless.

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    1. I always say it's like peeling the layers of an onion, we hang onto some thing even though we know we're not going to wear them again, but some things take longer than others to make their way to the donation pile.

      Good luck!

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  3. Looks like you're set fro spring and summer.

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    1. It feels like it, now if the weather could just decide what it wants to do I think we'd all be happy here!

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  4. Ooh, I liked this! Nice to see what you've sorted out. The brooches are really cool and I really like the yellow cardie. Just out of interest, what fabrics WILL you wear as a vegan now? x

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    1. Thanks Kezzie.

      In terms of fabrics I think it's just going to be whatever I can afford! Although it's not high on the ethical scoreboard I will be wearing a lot of manmade fibres (although, as with my poloneck they do last forever, which I guess is part of the problem!) my blue cardi is cotton and I am looking towards a nice hemp cardi, but it would have to be the right one in order for me to stretch the budget that bit further.

      Solutions are imperfect but I am hoping to buy less and make it last. Hopefully I'll learn more as I go along and make some good choices.

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  5. Can you please come and revamp my wardrobe? I have no idea with style. You have some lovely items of clothing. Great result today. Must have been a great match. X

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    1. Of course, should I provide the cake?

      Thank you, we had a great time at the match, not the best game we've ever watched but the result was the only important thing and it went the right way.

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  6. Wow, you have a great wardrobe - very stylish!

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  7. Your Wellies are very cute. My you are getting organized. I'm afraid to pull everything out. I might find out that I am right, nothing goes together.

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    1. Thank you, the wellies are very comfortable, and welcome with all the rain we've had.

      Before my shopping spree my problem was that nothing went, I love pattern so much I find it hard to buy plain items to make them work. The three new tops have given everything a new lease of life - if you do pull everything out you may find it doesn't take much to start to make sense of it.

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  8. You have some lovely things in your wardrobe.
    Carolx

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