The other day, I gave you a peek into my closet and shared some of the ways that I have dealt with the craziness of changing sizes and styles over the past two years. It’s not easy to figure out what to wear these days for a lot of reasons. First and foremost, I’m nursing and I haven’t worn a bra comfortably in almost two years. I’m also still hovering between sizes. I have come to terms with the fact that I am going to live in stretchy pants for a few years. However, if I have to do that, I’m going to be in the best, butt-amplifying, stretchy pants I can find.
I am going to admit a very sad fact about myself. I am a former fashion major with no clue what to wear. I’m not even a fashion school dropout. I have a degree in the subject, but I still walk through the mall these days and I. am. lost. I have no idea why mannequins are wearing socks with stilettos or how to find coordinating outfit pieces anymore. I couldn’t tell you if the stuff that hangs on the same rack makes an outfit anymore. A few months ago, I made the decision to let my husband decide what I will wear. Granted, I have to dial back a few of his requests so that I have something appropriate to wear to MOMS club meetings. But, for the most part, he can pick out an outfit that makes me look like a woman again. So, I took it to heart when he started eagerly leafing through the Athleta catalogs and decided to dive into a new style.
The crazy thing is, that I’ve only added 6 items to my wardrobe. (OK, fine it was 7!) I feel rejuvenated though. My wardrobe has a theme and it makes sense with what I do each day. I care for my children. We run around, bend over, pick up toys, rummage through grass, cook, nap, clean (not that much), socialize, and blog. I want to look my best each day even if I haven’t showered in three days, so I’ve decided to go with quality over quantity. This is a new concept for me, and it’s another aspect of simplifying my life that I’m looking forward to testing.
Will my clothes make it back into the closet after I wash them if I only have a handful of items to hang? Am I going to feel relieved that I don’t have to pick through as many clothes or limited that I don’t have as big of a selection? Is ‘Baby #3’ an imminent side effect of wearing a halter dress on date night? Only time will tell.
Without further ado, I present my first attempt at using Polyvore to share my 100% Mr. Eco Incognito Approved Style.
For real fashion advice, check out my friend Jo-Lynne’s #fashionfriday carnival: http://www.musingsofahousewife.com/2013/03/trend-watch-stacked-wrist-fashionfriday.html