Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Five: It's All About the Look

In readiness for her upcoming move, Sally sorted through her wardrobe (closet) and came up with 3 large sacks of clothes to be given away. This inspired her to ask:

1. Are you a hoarder, or are you good at sorting and clearing?
I tend to follow the same pattern. I let new clothes slowly accumulate in my closet. Then when things become too jam-packed (usually every few years), I get rid of the stuff I no longer really wear. (By the way, the picture on the upper left is, sadly, not my closet. Mine is not nearly so stream-lined and organized.)

2. What is the oddest garment you possess and why?
Back in the day, I used to be into wacky socks. I never could bring myself to get rid of the Fonzie socks. Here they are:



3. Do you have a favorite look/color?
I go for the casual, outdoorsy look. I recently bought some comfy Privo shoes which I've even been wearing to work. They look like this:



4. Thrift/Charity shops, love them or hate them?
I love giving my old clothes, etc. to them. I don't usually buy there unless I am looking for a specific costume-type item.

5. Money is no object, what one item would you buy?
Ah... but money IS an object! I am thinking about how my daughter and I wandered into a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Portland a few weeks ago and saw a pair of shoes for $450.00. We both commented on how ridiculous we thought it would be to spend such an amount on shoes -- and couldn't one really buy lesser shoes and give the rest of the money to a good cause?

17 comments:

altar ego said...

Some shoes are actually worth the money (I don't know about THAT much money) when the cost of making them goes into making them comfortable. If the feet ain't happy...

Sally said...

Good point about how we spend money being important! Love those Privo's

Purple said...

Those Privo shoes look very comfortable. Maybe when my Merrill's give out, I'll try those.

Rev SS said...

So agree with your answer to no. 5 ... in fact for that very reason I'm learning to like shopping in thrift stores. This past month I've found a pair of sandals, a long summer skirt and a couple of t-shirts!

Christina said...

They were basic black flats with "PRADA" written on the toe of each shoe in gold lettering.

David said...

Those Fonzie socks are the coolest things I've ever seen in my life.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Love the Fonzie socks.

And right on! to #5. (I'm showing my age, aren't I?)

MperiodPress said...

Your awesome Fonzie socks reminded me of a "God Rox my Sox" pair given by a well-intended student.

She doesn't know that they went in the next batch to the thrift...

Never such a fate for The Fonz! Fun play!

Sarah said...

Love love love the socks! I'm so glad you didn't throw them away!

Diane said...

I'm with you on #5! (although my feet can't handle those $10 payless shoes, I wouldn't buy $450 models even if I had the money).

plus, I like sensible shoes. my feet too...

great play!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I find it obscene that articles of clothing cost so much. Something's amiss in our cultural noggins I fear.

And those Fonzie socks rule! Ayyyyy!

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