Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Clothing Adventure- Part 1

You see that up there? That "Part 1". Yep, I'm going to write about my clothing adventure in many parts as I work my way through this GREAT eBook The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley Morgan at The Tiny Twig.

I stumbled across this wonderful blog during a 31 days series in October hosted by Nester at Nesting Place. I loved it! I read each post daily - first thing in the morning. Hayley's ideas made perfect sense. Then she posted that she wrote an ebook about getting dressed in the morning. Ya see, Hayley is all about less fuss so you can have more passion- LOVE IT!

I bought the ebook ($7.99) and started to read it. I worked my way through and enjoyed every moment. Her ideas did begin to change my perspective on clothing and getting dressed. Well, now spring is here (supposedly as a blizzard is going on outside these walls) and I'm doing that seasonal cleaning of the closet.

I decided that since I was at a great pivotal moment in my wardrobe's life, I would work my way through the book again; this time more deliberately.

Day 1 started today. I went through my winter clothing and started sorting it into piles - throw away (due to stains, holes and the like), keep, and donate. I ended up with 2 bags of donate and I'm not 100% done.

Then I took a break and read more of Hayley's book. The first action item asks about how you feel about getting dressed in the morning; how long it takes you to get dressed in the morning and if you have a bunch of clothes you buy yet still feel there is nothing to wear.

My perspective: I hate getting dressed in the morning. I'm a mood dresser. Sometimes I know what I want to wear (usually it's a dress since they are simple) and it can take me FOREVER (like 15 minutes or so) to pick out something to wear. The majority of the clothes I have are clothes I've had for a while or were given to me - hand me downs and gifts. That makes it hard for putting together ensembles when you don't have things to coordinate!  It's no wonder I have no clue what my style really is as I haven' really spent time shopping for my own get up and usually when I go shopping, I feel so overwhelmed by all the choices that I walk out empty handed or with a piece that I have no clue what to do with.

Yes, this is my confession to not knowing a thing about fashion. This is going to be my journey into finding my style or at least figuring out how to make getting dressed in the morning easier and less time consuming. If you're interested in purchasing the book for yourself, feel free to click the link for The No Brainer Wardrobe on the right of your screen!

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