I'm slowly developing this theory about wardrobes which encompasses staples (the items that are basic, but base pieces in outfits), paperclips (outfits that aren't staples, but must be in every closet for special occasions like interview outfits, funeral wear, and the every important party dress), and then rounding out the rest with the thumbtacks (the trendy pieces that get swapped out easily).
In any event, the general rule is that staples stick around during purges, because of their infinite use value. I've been keeping these brown cords around because I consider them staples, but I think I've only worn them a couple times. I just can't get inspired by them. I have brown non-corduroy pants that get more use than them, and yet there is something classic about corduroy in winter. For some reason, they seem dated to me, and I'm not quite sure why.
Any thoughts on how to style these to make them more "now"? Kill the bootcut/flare? Or is the fact that they've stayed dormant in my drawers for so long a sign that it's their time to go?
Also - I've revived Cara the Crafty Cook blog. In an attempt to re-connect myself with my body (we lost touch when it decided to mutate earlier this winter), I've decided to pay more attention to my body, particularly in regards to food. This blog will track my adventures in simple, yet home-made items. Watch for my post on tomato-free pasta sauce (using a beet base) tonight!