As you know I am very picky about fabric. If an item has some sort of lining that feels slippery, off it goes. If the fabric itself is full of man-made fibres it's not going to breathe properly and I won't be able to stand wearing it. It's almost like fabric claustrophobia.
My favourite fabrics are silk, silk interlock (a jersey which is slightly stretchy and doesn't wrinkle), cotton, linen and cashmere. I've been editing out any items that don't fit into my fabric criteria as I just don't end up wearing them... this is why my wardrobe has become quite a bit smaller!
I have added a couple of things in this year and surprisingly these items are from Tory Burch.
Tory Burch does some of her frocks in that gorgeous silk interlock, this fabric might be my favourite (at least for a dress) and I just discovered it this year. (I believe Diane Von Furstenberg designs some of her dresses in this fabric as well.)
|Tory Burch dress in silk interlock jersey.|
Manolo Blahnik dark brown slingback pumps.
The silk jersey is a dream to wear, it is so comfortable and luxurious on the skin.
MrBP bought me a leopard print brown and navy Tory Burch dress this past summer which I also partner with those Manolo's... this dress is constructed of rayon so it isn't as comfortable.
I gave most of my older dresses away in my recent Frocktastic Purge but I did keep two in black.
|Ancient JCrew shift dress in wool with silk lining.|
Made in the USA
|Leopard print silk taffeta jacket by Red Valentino.|
|Detail of the black silk Miu Miu dress.|
|Black cropped Brora cardigan and those Salvatore Ferragamo pumps.|
I've finally figured out that I grow tired of a colour story after approximately 3 months. All fall and early winter I was wearing shades of brown with corresponding accessories and I am so tired of that colour palette. I've put my brown things away along with some of the purples and golds... just now I am attracted to black and navy.
|"Hopper" boots from La Canadienne|
|Brora beret in french navy and black.|
Brora cashmere stole in black.
|Brora Navy Alpaca Coat|
|Brora did one of their beautiful Liberty cotton linings.|
|Look at the cozy alpaca.|
My last edit of 25 items included emptying out two drawers of clothes I had referred to as "the archives"... or should I say "archives of a hoarder"? No more storing things away for use at some later date, if something isn't being worn now or anytime during the upcoming four seasons it should really go to a better home... before it dates itself completely and is no use to anyone.
Would you like me to photograph my next edit with notes on criteria, fit and colour story? Planning any edits yourself?