This old rag?

by jennine on March 31, 2009

Sometimes I’ll buy something and wonder if I’ll wear it. Then it will sit in my closet, for, like ever… stubborn me, not wanting to part with it, even if I wore it once in 2007. I should wear it, or get rid of it. I’ll think to myself. My closet is overflowing, and I can’t recall shopping that much last year.

Two years ago, I purchased this Naik Fur cotton jersey sculptural top. I love it. I’ll put it on every couple of months, but I’ll never wear it. Two years ago, I also purchased this white skirt (which I’m wearing inside out). I wore the skirt quite a bit, part of my white obsession. But the top, it just sat in my closet, moping, taunting me as I should be able to wear this! Finally I got a long sleeve tee a couple of days ago, and for some reason the tee transformed the piece. So now I’m back again, with my white obsession. Really, as a chronic coffee spiller, you’d think I’d pick a more suitable color to my clumsy lifestyle.

What item of clothing is in your closet taunting  you?

What item of clothing is in your closet taunting  you? Can you show me? Take a photo of you in this piece and send it to me at jennine (at) by Monday, 6 April.

Be sure to include:
1. Why you love it
2. Why you can’t part with it
3. Why you can’t wear it…

…..and I’ll make a post about it!

The day was lovely, I just wasn’t having a ‘good face day’.

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Sal March 31, 2009 at 10:57 am

Hmmm, I’ve got several candidates … I’ll have to rummage around in the closet when I get home!

Glad that white top didn’t get the axe, Jennine. It’s LOVELY.

Couture Carrie March 31, 2009 at 11:04 am

I have a black sequin La Petite Salope bustier that I bought at a sample sale 2 years ago and never wore that is taunting me like crazy!


K-Line March 31, 2009 at 11:10 am

I love this idea! I have to think…

April Hughes March 31, 2009 at 11:10 am

You are still so inspirational to me. I adore you and your stylo. Keep up the fantastic work my Fashion Godsis.

xo April Maegan March 31, 2009 at 11:49 am

lol …I think I have more than one … great shoes!

jennine March 31, 2009 at 12:16 pm

❤sal! ooh i can’t wait! how cool…
❤ couture, gasp! that sounds gorgeous! i wouldn’t be able to part either…
❤ k… you must, you must!
❤ maegan..haaha, i have a few more too, i’m sure you have more than a few jewels!

lisa March 31, 2009 at 12:18 pm

What a neat idea! I might have to participate…

KB March 31, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I’d literally have to wear most of my wardrobe…though I am being ruthless and putting some bits on ebay. I’m not sure I could narrow it down. That top is gorgeous, btw.

Torey March 31, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Love your tights in these photos! Do they have some shimmer to them?

apricot tea. March 31, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I commend you for wearing all white, but looking absolutely fabulous in it. For some reason, I don’t feel like I can pull off the all-white look. I even have this thing about white shoes, pants, & purses. I just don’t do them. But YOU, my dear, look amazing. & you give me hope. ;]

jennine March 31, 2009 at 2:32 pm

❤lisa, i hope you do!
❤KB you are so good… so good
❤torey… yes! they do!
❤apricot…dude, it’s not practical at all, but i think i’m in love with the idea more than anything. and the fact that it causes me to be more present than when i wear black. hopefully that makes sense.

WendyB March 31, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Love, love, love this outfit. I want to force you to wear it all the time

Eyeliah March 31, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Sent mine in! Great idea Jennine. :-)

diana April 1, 2009 at 12:21 am

the detailing on the top is amazing!!! and I LOVE your sophisticated stockings :D :*

super kawaii mama April 1, 2009 at 12:56 am

That top is FANTASTIC! It reminds me of a dress I have …but never wear.I think my “this old things” are those that I love but just don’t gel with my over all aesthetic.

Dan Millar April 1, 2009 at 1:43 am

I have the perfect thing i think.. I wore it at one of my shows not long ago, but I haven’t been able to understand why i did, or why i bought it.

freya April 1, 2009 at 5:01 am

oh there are so many, which I can wear, but don’t. There are things I can wear, but cannot.

btw, i love your shoes and the stockings that make your legs seem tanned.

jennine April 1, 2009 at 8:42 am

❤wendy! ha!
❤diana…oh thank you, i love them too… the lines are crazy…
❤mama… ha, i know what you mean, i have some bits to, i call them my alter ego pieces!
❤dan! of course! i’d love that!
❤freya… so true, so true

Prêt-à-Porter P April 1, 2009 at 8:28 pm

so much of my clothing, i love but cant wear because of the weather!! it’s too hot!

you look beautiful in light colors. Maegan April 2, 2009 at 11:45 am

actually posted a dress today that I just couldn’t get rid of but found and am so glad I never did …I LOVE IT.

SwanDiamondRose April 3, 2009 at 1:27 pm

i want to get in on this! i have a blazer that i love and it stares at me each day from where it hangs on my closet door. i’ll take a pic later today. and i remember when you got that top. i always thought it was lovely.

jesspgh April 6, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I just sent my own “this old rag,” pics and info to Jennine! I can’t wait to see the others’.

I adore the chic, crisp white pieces, but I suffer from a similar clumsiness that prevents me from ever sporting all white myself.

Amy November 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I think that outfit above is absolutely amazing. You can make anything look great.

Amy November 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm

And, I just want to add that these posts inspire me to fish out the things i never wear and wear them.

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