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packing & traveling with a handmade wardrobe – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 44

The Self-Made Wardrobe is a project where I only wear garments I’ve made.
It’s a year long experiment in getting dressed without clothing labels –
it’s a year about noticing patterns, trying things, and observing what happens.


Day-302

Day 302 – Friday, May 29th
archer button up shirt // black tank top // vine print skirt
bicycle necklace // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black flats

Day-303

Day 303 – Saturday, May 30th
2nd archer button up shirt // black tank top // black maxi skirt
robot necklace // various rings // black flats // coffee

Day-304

Day 304 – Sunday, May 31st
archer button up shirt // black tank top // jeans
robot necklace // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black heels

Day-305

Day 305 – Monday, June 1st
blue kimono // black tank top // vine print skirt
khaki scarf // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black heels

Day-306

Day 306 – Tuesday, June 2nd
blue kimono // black tank top // vine print skirt
robot necklace // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black flats

Day-307

Day 307 – Wednesday, June 3rd
archer button up shirt // black tank top // jeans
black scarf // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black flats

Day-308

Day 308 – Thursday, June 4th
blue kimono // black tank top // graphic silk circle skirt
pocket watch necklace // bead crochet bracelets // rings // sneakers

Lots of repeats this week – that’s because I spent the long weekend at TNNA + travel days. Like I do for every trip, I packed at the last minute and instead of planning outfits – I just threw my most comfortable pieces of clothing in a bag and walked out the door…

That included: both my archers, my blue kimono, all my black tank tops, my jeans, my vine print skirt, and my black maxi skirt.

The grab comfortable clothes & walk out the door has always been my packing strategy, which is a pretty laid back strategy, but I was amazed that packing for this trip (with a 100% handmade wardrobe) was even easier then packing for any previous trip (with a small but not handmade wardrobe).

Maybe it’s because I made all my clothes and therefore know everything about them, or maybe it’s because I’ve been wearing the same tiny wardrobe for 10 months now – but there was no question about what I was going to pack – which was pretty neat.

(I did at the last minute throw my graphic silk circle skirt & my cascading flowers skirt into the bag – “just in case” – but never pulled them out & didn’t need them.)

PS. if I ever thought finding photography angles in my NYC apartment was hard, it’s nothing compared to a hotel room.

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