Sunday, May 16, 2010
Six Months, No Clothes Bought
Today is a day of celebration. Today is the day that marks six months without a single purchase of clothing. Why does it feel like these last six months have literally flown by?
Also, something strange has definitely happened. On Thursday, I asked my sweet friend Adrienne if I could raid her closet before my trip (more on that later). She of course obliged, and as I was looking through her clothes (which she has GREAT clothes by the way), I began to long for my own closet. I missed my long black sweater cardigan and my salmon silk scarf. Then, I started crying!
I could only settle on borrowing a single jacket and some scarves and knew that I would have to go to my storage unit that houses my clothes at the moment and just grab what I wanted. This morning, I prepped myself with some tape and a box cutter to cut through the tape. Can I just say that the shorty wardrobe boxes from U-Haul were the best investment I have made in this whole moving thing? Well, they are. It is very strange the relationship I have with my closet right now. I feel like now, I love every single item I own. Be it t-shirt to jump suit... it has been very difficult living my life without it.
Well to commemorate my six months without buying clothing... I got a new hair style. Straight across bangs, tousseled, layers... soo me and so amazing. I really think I have the best hair dresser in the world (for real Amanda! You are the best!). I have been parting my hair on the side with some sort of swoopy bang since my senior year of high school. These bangs and center part are a huge change for me!
So here is to six more months of falling into a deep passionate love affair with my closet full of all of its treasures! Here is to six months of kicking a shopping addiction! And let's be honest, here is to six more months of desperately window shopping.
So a few things:
1. I found a place to live. (HOORAY!) More on that as everything unfolds but I will say this... there is a garden gnome on the front porch that the landlord said, "Had to stay."
2. I am going on vacation tomorrow to Chicago. However, I still plan on updating the bloggy blog.
3. I am so thankful for every single reader... whether you comment or not... I can see the numbers and it constantly blows me away how many people read what I have to say. I am just so thankful and so blessed!
Pink ruffle camisole: Anthropologie
Gray cotton/cashmere blend cardigan: Gap
Cut offs: diy, fossil jeans from buffalo exchange
Camel sling back clogs: Antonio Melani from Dillards