|Old school style Goodwill jeans and Target tee|
You know, back in the olden days before I started blogging, I never thought I'd ever be caught up in what amounted to wardrobe warfare with myself. Let me explain or set the scene for you. 2008 was a tough financial year for us, it sat me down and opened my eyes to any wasteful spending and I began to really embrace simplicity. I started my blog as a journal based on the premise of living a simple, beautiful life on a budget. Then things went sort of off track.
Before blogging, I never used to count my clothes or be so obsessive about them. I basically wore jeans a tee shirt, a pair of black flats and I was done. I always felt presentable and a little stylish. I owned 2 or 3 handbags, minimal jewelry and I was fine. So what changed? Being able to peek into strangers closets is what changed. And guess what? They had a helluva lot more than me and it created DESIRE.
|Prior to 09 I thought Hermes was for the ultra wealthy.|
Then I came across Project 333 and I thought that was the ticket. I embraced it, but then I began to obsessively count my clothes and accessories. The whole swapping out seasons thing posed issues too. Look, I only have one small closet in my home and I didn't want to be boxing up and moving clothes every few months. Plus honestly my lifestyle does not require a ton of clothes. I'm not an executive going to the office every day needing a professional wardrobe, I really do work in yoga pants. But I will say the Project was very worthwhile in that it taught me to pay attention to what I already had, what I needed and why. If you are going to have a limited wardrobe, you really want each piece to be awesome. There's no room for ill fitting clothing or things you don't love. That's my biggest takeaway from 333.
Please don't get me wrong, I adore fashion, I really do. But Lord, I need to get a grip and chill. Being up here has really made that evident. The small closet I'm operating under has been more than adequate and reminds me of how I used to be (and I liked her.) But if small ain't your thing, so what, have fun, it's all a matter of personal choice. No matter who made them or how many clothes are hanging in your closet, I personally think you are gorgeous just the way you are. x