Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wardrobe Remix

I have decided to participate in this thing called Wardrobe Remix. I stumbled upon some really fantastic blogs by other girls who are doing the challenge, and it looked like a lot of fun, as well as a way to give my wardrobe a little organization. My closet isn't exactly cohesive; when I am getting ready for work in the morning, it is often a harrowing experience. I also have absolutely NO method to my shopping madness; thusly, my closet is full of completely random items that caught my eye and then end up collecting dust.

So. After a too-short summer, it is the start of a new work year (yay teaching jobs!), and my dress code is simply no jeans or revealing tops. Usually, a new school year means a wildly chaotic trip to the mall to buy a few of-the-moment-outfits that I eventually feel miserable about and abandon. Maybe this wardrobe remix thing will change that!

My new rules:
1. I WILL NOT buy a single item of clothing off the rack. (Except my bridesmaid dress for next spring of course.)
2. I will find a way to make the odd items in my closet work.
3. I will put my sewing machine and fabric collection to good use!
4. When I buy things to alter at thrift stores, I WILL alter them within one week, and they will NOT end up right back in my Goodwill bag.

wardrobe remix 1
This particular dress has been crammed in the back of my closet for about a year now. I bought it at a thrift store, way too big and way too low, with plans to alter. A year later, and I finally broke out my sewing kit and brought it in, and closed the slit at the top. I think I'll do something about the low neckline... it looked alright from my in the mirror perspective, but my mister says that anyone taller than me got an eyeful. (Fortunately, I was in a dark theater watching a pre-screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, so not too many people got to peep.)

So! That was my first Wardrobe Remix post. I feel a little self-conscience about the whole thing... I know I'm not exactly an example of high fashion, but what the hey. It's just for fun.

Hopefully my next one will be a skirt that I am currently making myself!


Stephanie said...

In love with that dress. I like how you paired it with the cardi and belt too!

OldLadyChic said...

I'm definitely guilty of breaking those rules! my wallet is too tiny to waste clothes. I need your discipline!

eelectroCutee said...

thank you for following me... I'll follow you back... :)