Sunday’s Post: Stories from my closet: About my closet

I thought that maybe before bringing you any more stories from my closet, I should tell you a little bit about it. It’s nothing fancy, plain white, and I have to share the left side of it with my husband’s clothes. My rack is starting to give way, because of all the weight of all the hangers with the clothes, and the fact that I put more than one item on my hanger to save the room.

 

To be even clearer on what my closet consists of, I made you this:

 

Now where are all my refashion on this graph? They are probably evenly split between whatever I have freecycled and thrifted in the past, maybe in the future they will get their own slice, but for now I like keeping them where they are 🙂

Also – shoes and accessories aren’t really included into all this, as well as outer wear, like coats and trenches – I do have a slight obsession with those 😉 I keep shoes in a different closet, where I actually have nice shelves for them. Let me know if you would like to see any shoes stories at all 🙂

Now why do I have so much thrifted stuff? I simply believe in reusing, and recycling, as well as the fact that clothes that have gone from one person’s closet and survived, then survived a thrift store life and still look good, will last a pretty good amount of time.

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday!

Zhenya

Sunday Post: Stories from My Closet: Bitten Coat

When I first moved to Jersey in 2008, I was obsessed with Bitten, that brand by Sarah Jessica Parker, which only existed for a couple years, and was sold at Steve and Barry’s, which went under when the crisis hit.

I have a couple of Bitten items left, but the one I love the most is this houndstooth pattern coat:

 

This was my very first piece of outerwear that I accessorized, and it also got me hooked on Art Deco, and the whole 20’s theme, here is how…

It was one of those weekends when I took the train from Jersey to Penn Station, and after meeting up with one of my Russian girlfriends and taking about 20 pictures of the Flat Iron Building, which is my favorite one of all times:

 

we decided it was too cold to hang outside, and ended up on the corner of 5th Avenue and 42nd street:

 

So after going through the metal detector and the security bag check, we ended up in library/architecture/culture heaven:

 

 

 

But the best part of the whole experience was the Art Deco Exhibition,

that talked about the rich history, legacy and influences behind that movement. As we all know, a lot of good things come from France, so did all this!

Don’t you wish you could just put that same dress on and go walk around Central Park? I certainly do! I always get complimented on that coat, even when people say I look very Mary Tyler Moore, I just hope they refer to her younger years!

To be honest I don’t remember much from that whole day, just the feeling of excitement that I could go and be inside NYPL for the very first time in my life. I would go back there several more times, to see the original Winnie-the-Pooh toys and first edition of the book, to take kids I was babysitting to story time, to simply get some books, or to just take a break from walking around Manhattan all day…

I can’t wait for fall now, so that I can wear my Bitten coat again…

Z