Week eight. I think.

Well, fuck. This was a gut-punch of a week that resulted in my breaking point. I’m sure others have been where I am in terms of isolation/shelter in place getting to them, but woof, this was a week. With that said, shall we see how that affected my dressing — and documentation — habits? I think we shall.

Observations of my dress habits this week:

  • Foolishly, while thinking of the week ahead last Saturday, I thought “I’ve been wearing a lot of hoodies. Maybe I should try to change that up this coming week”. So, like a ding-dong, I made myself a sartorial challenge within a challenging time. The universe threw me curveball after curveball this week, which made me go “fuck this idea, I’m dressing for comfort” and proceeded to live out my week in hoodies. TL;DR: if you want to make the universe laugh, make plans.
  • This week was such an emotional mess for me that I just didn’t document one of my days. As disappointing as that was, the anthropologist/sociologist in me is fascinated by this. It’s these small changes within the same-sameness that I find interesting and juicy. I also truly do not remember what I wore that day.
  • In a slight turn for the better, I got a little dressed up and wore some gorgeous chandelier earrings by Warren Steven Scott to get coffee, and go for a walk (have I talked about him here yet? He’s amazing, buy his work, that’s all you need to know).
  • I’m slowly pulling out my beautiful Canadian-made pieces, one of which I wore on day fifty-five (this dress by Amanda Moss). Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to document it, or my pink fuzzy robe that I later put on, before donning my lovely tanktop-sans-bra ensemble.

There are plans in Ontario to slowly lift restrictions, which I have mixed feelings about. I know that there are places with stricter — and looser — restrictions. Wherever you are, I hope that you are able to remain safe and healthy, and maybe even find a little joy in your week.

— Gabby

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Gabrielle Trach Designs is a female-owned and operated business whose mission is to bring beauty to everyday life through decorative textile wares. All pieces are designed handmade by Gabrielle herself -- that's me! Coming from a long line of makers and crafters, I feel pre-destined to this need to make. Over the years my love of the handmade and textiles has grown stronger. Through this store I want to share my passion for handmade textile home decor, and hope to bring beauty to the lives of those around me. My mission is to reduce textile and garment waste by turning them into soft furnishings, such as rugs, wall hangings, and much more. Each piece is made from upcycled fibre or fabric, making each piece beautiful, unique, and eco-friendly!

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