This one isn’t really for the guys, unless well, you also have an apparel problem. Since I can remember, I have had a serious problem with clothes. I also have a problem with not putting time into getting ready in the morning. I’d love if every day I had on the perfect outfit, and had time to curl and mess with my hair until it was perfect... but I’m not an early riser. Personally, anyone that is, I think there may be something a little off kilter with them... just sayin. I don’t even work that early. Really, for someone that doesn’t have to be to work til 8:30, I shouldn’t be complaining.
So instead of perusing my full closetS (yes I have taken occupancy of more than one closet in my house for clothing) to find stuff to wear, I’d rather go shopping and buy new stuff. The thrill of wearing new clothes is indescribable. I said indescribable. The reminder that I have a brand new shirt or boots to wear, on any particular day, is enough to make me get out of bed... on time... or dare I say it, early.
With my long list of big purchases I’d like to make in the next couple months, my wallet doesn’t necessarily agree with my shopping urges. Because of that list, last night I decided to get out of bed and look through my old clothes. Instead of dreaming about my next pair of boots, or a new cute shirt, I put together “new” of the “old”. So I pulled out piece after piece, and matched them up. I officially have a wardrobe that’ll take me into next week without the morning debate. That adds a good 10-20 minutes in my morning struggle. I even took out my memory device (my camera) and took snapshots of them. Clueless anyone? I decided to somehow keep a log of these photos, to remember what kind of combos I’ve made out of my old clothes. So, when I get bored of what I have I can go back in, and check out some ideas I may have forgotten. This is genius! (Not sure where to store this stuff... but we’ll save that for another day.) Knowing that I have these outfits planned out into next week, means I don’t really have to think about swiping that card any time soon. Feels good, sort of...
I even found some things I forgot I had, or knew I had but just hadn’t worn in a long while. Scaves and jackets that just needed to be pared with the right things. Styles will always come full circle, another reason why fashion is so awesome. That is why it’s so hard to throw anything out, and in this case it was a good thing. Because these items, I think have definitely come around again.
It’s funny, but finding random pieces of clothing used to be what we did best. We, as in my sister Crystal and I, would pull things from our stuffed animals, and find things we had and put them on. Then we’d run into my parent’s room on a Saturday morning and dance around in them... No one said they were stylish, but it was in our nature. It shows why I get so much thrill out of ‘the old meets the new’ styling process.