Life update: yours truly is now a British Citizen!
And for the ceremony, I rewore this Peter Pilotto beauty that I picked up in a sample sale. Because what’s the best way to love the environment when it comes to clothing? By rewearing what we already own & washing less frequently. (And this outfit wasn’t cleaned after the last time I wore it in July. Just saying.)
Once upon a time I remember my mom telling me a story about how she would never want to be seen in the same outfit twice in high school. She had a pin board and she would figure out combinations that would be original using what she had already made. (Because she made all of her own clothes as a teenager, how cool is that?) And when she felt something had been seen too much, instead of sewing something new she’d alter it to look different. This was her thrifty way to keep her outfits looking fresh without costing her (and consequently, the planet, though back then the effects of climate change were less severe and fast fashion wasn’t really an industry) the earth.
I love this approach of wearing and loving what we already have, and then altering – not replacing – when it needs a refresh. It’s so easy to adapt our garments into something else, and while I never quite learned to sew properly (I can make sew straight line and do all the basics, but I don’t have the same love for the craft to make a full garment) it’s possible to bring our clothes to a tailor to have adjusted.
Top & skirt: past season from 2019 sample sale
Jewellery: c. 2016
Much love, Katie xo