So a couple of weeks ago I cleaned out my wardrobe.
there are still the crazy heels and dr Martens to get on eBay, but clothing wise I’m feeling almost ready to start aiming for that magic number of 33.
one thing I struggle with is that half of my frequently worn clothes are in the wash so tend to miss the count
my current aim is to get rid of the Tshirts, they have become my go to, 60th birthday- Tshirt and jeans, Miss to dance, Tshirt and jeans, off to work….. you get the idea
I generally find myself greatly under dressed….. we won’t talk about the trips to the major shopping centres in my daggiest Tracky daks and ugg boots which resulted in first stop Kmart for a super cheap outfit for the day and a bag to carry the daggys in
so with my birthday coming up I’ve decided to make a bit of a birthday resolution
no more Tshirts for leaving the house, no more going to work in the daggiest clothing I own, even if I’m only on nights
Really what I wear reflects how I value on myself, obviously I’m tired. my post nightshift “tired mum eyes” are testament to that. Perhaps dressing a little better, I’m not saying getting all gussied up, just not wearing those things that should be relegated to cleaning the bathroom in, outside the house will give the appearance of being less drained (insert something about faking till you make it here)
while I have dreams of a hand made by me wardrobe, I have to face the reality that the time right now is just not available to spend hours(days) making enough blouses to be useful.
so somewhat inspired by the refashonista I have taken to shopping at Vinnies, I currently only have 2 or 3 Tshirts to replace.
this week I found a nice millers top with lace trim and a nice though fairly old looking Target blouse along with a bright pink active wear style spray jacket which will replace my last and old favourite holey grey cardi
I also have a Colette patterns Jasmine top in the process of making, my chosen fabric is fraying badly and I’ve marked the darts on the wrong side so feeling a little discouraged right now, I hope to finish it this weekend which will give me replacements for all of my Tshirts, I’m still in two minds about my tough mudder commemorative T as the event is no longer in the location it was and that was the first ever tough mudder in Sydney
next I need to work on dresses, I have two house dresses that I love for just bumming around in one that is more of an out to lunch or shopping frock and a similar style from my recent Vinnies adventure, one lacy pretty occasion dress and the same two way black dress that I’ve had for many years
I’m trying to decide how many times a girl can wear a dress to special occasions before the choice seems odd, though I’m considering making up a few different sashes for it so it seems different each time
I don’t intend on counting my special occasion dresses in the 33 as they are only used once or twice a year or less each. though sticking with the rules one in one out will be important too
the one thing that I was hoping to find at Vinnies was a new pair of interview pants, the ones I loved were way too small, I’ll have to keep looking or perhaps make up a pair of Colette patterns Juniper pants in black, I currently have no intention of looking for a new role as I’m just starting out in my current one but interview pants could come in handy at any time