September 18, 2014

The Oldest Items in My Closet

Clothes come and go. I've had a bad habit of buying too much fast fashion so typically clothes go every season. I've tried to be more conscious when I shop and buy items I know will last me longer. And like most women, my weight has fluctuated over the years so I've had to get rid of beloved items because they no longer fit. Despite all that, I still have items that are several years old and wear quite frequently. It may surprise you that they are not all "investment pieces":

How I've styled them

Skechers combat boots (purchased 2010, $115) - I've said it's the best $100 I've spent because these boots have helped me survive 4 New York winters and rain storms. I have a habit of wearing these every day because a) they're black and b) they're super comfy. They have a studded detail that I love. They came with a bit of a "broken in" look but since I've had them so long they are now genuinely worn in boots. Sadly I think their time is coming to a close though. This might be their last winter *sniff*.

Old Navy striped sweatshirt (purchased 2011, $34.95) - This is my go-to fall sweater. I love the stripes. The orange is festive and it's super comfy. I've used my technique to keep it surviving. I'm surprised I've had something from Old Navy this long. I don't know what I'd do without it (lol).

Excuse the bathroom selfie

GAP navy eyelet skirt (purchased?, $?) - Sorry I don't remember when I purchased but it's older than this blog so at least 6 years and I don't remember the cost. Recently wore it when the weather was warm with my vintage Bruce Springsteen tee. This skirt has served me well! It's breathable enough to wear in the hot summers but heavy enough not to blow up (important in the city) and transition for those in between summer/fall days like we've been having. Another way I've styled it.

What are the oldest items in your closet?


  1. It doesn't surprise me at all that some of your oldest and most rocked pieces are not necessarily investment pieces in the traditional sense because I have lots of them myself.

    i love you in that skirt btw...

  2. @Curvatude I'm surprised because I'm usually tossing my Old Navy, H&M, and "cheap" clothes in my Goodwill bags at the end of the season


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