Friday, October 10, 2014
Frock Fridays: Fall Wraps
The time has come, the walrus said, to put away my summer dresses and replace them with those more appropriate for cooler weather! I keep all of my fall/winter clothes in an underbed box from the Container Store, and this weekend I'll drag them out, shake them loose of wrinkles, and hang them - casual on the left shading into formal on the right - in my half of the closet. My warm weather dresses will be assessed and those that aren't trashed or donated will be folded into the now-empty underbed box and pushed back under the bed to hibernate until spring.
Side note: do you guys know about Fashion Project? Emily Fleming once commented on all those Instagram closet sales by saying that she hopes she can always afford to donate her used clothing. I hadn't thought of it from that angle before, but it stuck with me and I totally agree. That being said, it's nice to get a little something back for your well-loved pieces, so I've started donating through Fashion Project. It's a resale website, but 55% of the net proceeds from every item sold are contributed to an amazing charity. If you donate certain brands of clothes and accessories, you get to chose the non-profit your items will support and you can get a gift-certificate from Nordstrom as a thank-you. I've had really great experiences with this company!
Anyway, I'm excited to rediscover my fall and winter dresses. I'm sure I won't be crazy about everything I packed away last spring (and will be requesting another donation bag from Fashion Project so someone else can love what I don't anymore), but I'm especially looking forward to breaking out wrap and surplice dresses. Those are my cool weather work staples! I probably won't have an excuse to buy more, but this is the sort of thing you'll be seeing me in for the next few months...