Hola! Happy Monday!
So here is the part where I admit that I’m just a bit dismayed with my inability to get going on this project in a lively manner. It will happen, trust. I have lots of fun things in the works, features, giveaways. The gettin’ is just getting going. Believe.
However, I may have mentioned before, how much I want this project to be reader interactive and make this blog a living thing again. So this is also the part where I ask you to be active participants! I am by no means a comment whore, since I personally realize the impracticality of leaving comments on random blogs, to no avail. It seems pointless, I know. That said, I’m introducing a new feature for PHASE ONE of The Perfect Closet Project. And I’m asking for your help.
Welcome to the This or That portion of the blog. This is where I ask your input in deciding what items I should keep or ditch. In many cases, when weeding out extraneous items in one’s wardrobe, we discover that some of the items we own are so similar as to make one or the other unncessary. It’s an easy mistake to make. But to that end, it’s easily corrected and a great way to pare down the old closet. Time for a FACEOFF!
Let’s begin, shall we?
This or That: Yellow Coat Edition
Will this be more exciting if I write it like an epic Shakespearean saga? Gather round, ye! ‘Tis a tale of two fair yellow coats. Both alike in dignity, in fair Denver where we lay our scene. From ancient Candie’s thrift store find, break to new yellowness. Where civil outfitting make civil overcoating that much more difficult.
Okay forget it. I suck at iambic pentameter. Let’s just discuss pros and cons.
Yellow coat #1…
Coat #1 is a fun find, that I once acquired via thrift. It’s a sort of lightweight canvas material. Three quarter sleeves. Worn a handful of times on the previous Closet365 project.
PROS: Cute. Oversized buttons. Light. YELLOW. Flared peplum shape. Name brand.
CONS: Not really warm. Buttons awkwardly. Is missing one button on the right sleeve. Another button coming off on the front (and I rarely can be arsed to repair my items). Wrinkles badly with every wear and doesn’t wash easily to correct this.
Yellow Coat #2…
Coat #2 is a coat I once loved so much that I sold several other favored items to Plato’s closet, so that I might justify it’s purchase according to the Closet365 budget. I felt like a smack addict, the way I lusted after this coat. It is polished cotton bubble trench, with 3/4 peplum sleeves, sash and lining.
PROS: Cute. YELLOW. Nice buttons. Sash. Warm-ish. Can be dressed up or down easily. Washes and wears nicely. More outdoor-friendly than Coat #1.
CONS: Bubble shape does not always lay the way I would like it to and can look cupcakey. (Which is a pro or a con, depending on the day. And also my hair is icky in this picture. But I guess that isn’t the fault of the coat.
So now you get to help me decide. Will it be Coat 1 or 2? Which yellowness should hold a place in The Perfect Closet?
Poll is below. All you have to do is vote, but additional feedback in the comments will be taken into consideration. I will make a final decision and post it within the next 48 hours. Thank you!
Title courtesy of Traphik feat. T-Pain – “Everybody Else”