Friday, October 20, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 21 17)


i am wearing rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (boots) and rundholz dip a/w 2014 (dress).

Monday, October 16, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 20 17)




sometimes a pair of new shoes can make things better. (p.s. i love the way the harness follows the line where the skirt joins the bodice on the dress at the back.)

i am wearing rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (chelsea boots), rundholz dip a/w 2017 (dress and jacket) and rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (trousers and harness).

Monday, October 9, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 19 17)




has anyone seen the french film (from many years ago) titled "amelie"? this colour reminds me of it.

i am wearing rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (chelsea boots) and rundholz dip a/w 2017 (top and skirt).

Saturday, September 23, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 18 17)


one good reason to make sleeveless tops (and dresses) for a/w: to help cope with summer-like autumn days.

i am wearing rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (shoes), rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (harness) and rundholz black label a/w 2015 (dress).

Thursday, September 21, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 14 17)




i am wearing rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (boots), rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (harness) and rundholz dip a/w 2014 (dress and pullover).

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 11 17)



i am wearing rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (boots), rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (harness) and rundholz black label a/w 2016 (dress and jacket).

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 09 06 17)



"falling" (or starting to "fall"). the last time that i can remember starting to wear fall/winter clothes this early was when i was in uni. then, i relished starting out the school year with a brand new fall outfit, no matter the weather. i am not sure what it is about this september that has made me want to pull out fall/winter clothes sooner (rather than later). in any event, here i go with another autumn/winter of dressing. starting with some rundholz clothes from last autumn/winter ... and some new rundholz boots.

i am wearing rundholz mainline a/w 2017 (shoes) and rundholz black label a/w 2016 (top, jacket and skirt).

Saturday, September 2, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 28 17)



i waited for the right moment to wear this top: a cooler summer day. it finally arrived.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2017 (top and trousers).

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 24 17)




some rundholz outfits seem so "plain" to me. in the face of such outfits, i start thinking about being a bit more selective about which pieces i should choose in the future. while i like the "plain" pieces, i live for the more "out there" pieces. so why not just pick only those in the future? recently, i "downsized" my fluevog collection, by keeping only those pairs that were uniquely fluevog. it was hard to do -- it took more than a year to accomplish -- but, in the end, it felt right. i feel like it is time to do the same thing with my rundholz collection (but on a going forward basis). sticking to what i truly like when i admire a label is hard for me, particularly when i have limited access to it. i am driven by a need to have as much of the label as i can get my hands on. but at some point, this need does lessen. maybe it is because i have so much of the label already. maybe it is because my relationship with the label matures.  whatever it is, there is a shift in how i approach collecting/maintaining/curating a label. some things to think about as i step into a new season of rundholz.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (harness and shoes) and rundholz black label s/s 2017 (dress and jacket).

Saturday, August 26, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 17 17)



oh no i didn't! oh yes i did! i mean ... how could i not ... get the glasses? and i have to say, made of leather, they feel awesome on! i am looking forward to getting my prescription lenses put in them.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (glasses and shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2017 (dress, jacket and trousers).

Thursday, August 24, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 16 17)


a week or so ago, i rearranged my "closets". (i say "closets" because i have multiple locations in my place where i store clothing. sadly, for me, i don't have one "storeroom" where all my clothes, shoes, bags, etc. reside). i used to store my "wardrobe" by season (a/w and s/s) and within seasons by colour. if i had multiple "seasons" of one label (within a season), these were not stored separately. the recent reorganization was driven by the fact that, now, i own mostly rundholz clothing (very little else) and mostly black rundholz clothing. so here is how my "wardrobe" is now arranged: by "rundholz season" -- all s/s 2017 is together, regardless of colour, all a/w 2016 is together, regardless of colour, all s/s 2016 is together, regardless of colour, etc., all the way back to s/s 2014. maybe it's irrational, but i feel like, now, it is so much easier to get dressed.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz black label s/s 2017 (dress).

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 08 17)


feeling seaworthy.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (harness and shoes) and rundholz black label s/s 2017 (top, sweater vest, jacket and trousers).

Sunday, August 20, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 19 17)



some time ago, i may have mentioned that i have embarked on a campaign to make myself "more buff". this has entailed working out four times a week more than previously (which was four times a week) and adding different workouts than i did previously. working out as often as this means i spend a lot of time wearing (not to mention, laundering) workout clothes and "athleisure" (which for me means clothes that are like workout clothes (e.g., "track pants", "track jackets" and skirts and dresses made of "workout friendly" material) that i wear to and from my workouts). super comfortable. but there is this one small problem: when i get used to wearing workout gear and "athleisure", i seem to forget how to dress casually wearing my "regular" clothing. this was outfit number four for a trip to the "summer fair" (and one of the four outfits was an "athleisure" one). now, i am not saying that one can't wear "athleisure" other than to take one to and from a workout. but, radical though i am when it comes to the look of my clothing, i still like to compartmentalize my outfits in a fairly traditional manner. maybe because i have so many clothes -- it seems a waste, for example, to have denim (which i can't wear to work, nor can i workout in it) and not take the opportunity to wear it on a casual weekend outing because i would rather live in my workout clothes.

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (overalls, cardi and shoes).

Thursday, August 17, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 10 17)



bugging out a little these days. or at least i hope so.

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (top, cardi, trousers and sneaks).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 03 17)


dress-ing like it's summer 2015.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2107 (shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2015 (dress).

Sunday, August 13, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 02 17)


i tried to wear sea (one of the colours in this season's rundholz black label collection), but i guess i wasn't feeling very sea-worthy today. so the default kicked it: black.

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2016 (dress and sneaks).

Thursday, August 10, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 08 01 17)



to the extent that i live for clothes, the arrival of august brings with it that dance between continuing to enjoy the current season's crop of clothes and imagining what i might be wearing in several weeks' time from next season's crop of clothes. i survive the dance by repeating to myself the phrase "live in the present". it's my end of season mantra. (helping with the "live in the present" sentiment, end of season sales -- picked me up some more shoes and specs.)

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (dress, cardi and sneaks).

Monday, August 7, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 27 17)



once upon a (pre-blog) time, i had a pair of hush puppies. the vintage suede loafer kind. these rundholz black label shoes remind me a lot of those hush puppies.

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (dress, top and shoes). (p.s. that white patch on my arm is one of those heat patches. about a month ago, i decided that i was going to spend the summer making myself "more buff". so i added some different workouts to my usual regimen. and i am feeling it. not a lot. but on this day enough that i wanted the "pain relief" brought by a heat patch.)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 20 17)





another day of dressing like it's summer 2016.

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2016 (tunic, skirt, top and shoes).

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 19 17)




this was the day that i got "caramelized". i was at a birthday party and decided to help myself to, what looked like, a tiny chocolate delicacy.  little did I know that the tiny chocolate delicacy was chocolate only on the outside. on the inside was liquified caramel. what i should have done was popped the entire thing in my mouth. but i didn't do that. instead i took a bite. which released the liquified caramel. all down my clothes. i got "caramelized". fortunately, my shoes got spared. the clothes were easily laundered. the shoes, made of nubuck leather, would have been harder to "de-caramelize".

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz black label s/s 2017 (one piece and top).

Saturday, July 29, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 11 17)


if i were to rank the rundholz spring/summer clothes that i have acquired this spring/summer, in terms of their "feels-like-i-am-wearing-nothing" quality, this dress would come in first (or second, just behind this overall).

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2017 (dress).

Sunday, July 23, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 14 17)



dressing like it's summer 2016.

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2016 (dress, trousers, top and shoes).

Thursday, July 20, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 06 17)


look at me. i am wearing a t-shirt ... and sort-of jeans! i am doing it my way of course. but, still, a t-shirt and sort-of jeans!

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2016 (top and trousers).

Monday, July 17, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 07 05 17)





dressing simply. paring down. surprisingly easy this summer. usually it is much harder to let go of my multiple layers.

i am wearing rundholz mainline s/s 2017 (shoes) and rundholz dip s/s 2017 (dress and jacket).

Sunday, July 16, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 06 30 17)


i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2017 (top, jeans and shoes).