Oversized Blazer!

Sorry this is a late post, I have been a little under the weather, but feeling better now! Anyways, I was just talking to someone last week while wearing my oversized tan blazer, about wanting a gray or a black oversized blazer. Well over the weekend I went to G Stage with my sister and saw one on a mannequin! It was love at first sight. I tried it on and was instantly sold, and get this… it was only $17.99! I was even more sold after seeing the price tag. I can’t wait for all of the other outfits I can create with this! This one is just the beginning!

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Not Okay

Seriously something is wrong. I don’t know why, but it has been happening all week! I can’t seem to find anything to wear! It is seriously awful. I am going crazy. It’s not like I don’t have clothes, anyone knows I have PLENTY, I just have no inspiration this week. All of my outfits have been so basic and not creative at all. I even went to three different stores to try to find a dress for a party my sister is throwing next week and I found nothing! One of those stores was a pretty big Forever 21 and only one thing slightly caught my eye and I still decided no. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME 😭? 

I am going to blame the weather. We are getting to that stage where it’s finally starting to cool down, and by cool I mean low 80’s so it is still not cold enough to wear sweaters. I think I am so over my summer clothes but am unable to wear any fall/winter clothes. Can’t it just be cold so I can get out of this funk?! I need some inspiration stat. 

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Tragic Closet

So after moving all of my stuff officially into my boyfriend’s apartment, and after getting rid of so many clothes, I still do not have enough room in my half of the closet. Yes I said it, MY HALF. I have to SHARE! Which I thought would be fine since his closet is literally the entire wall. It is a big closet, my half is even bigger than what I had at my apartment. For some reason though, my clothes are not fitting. The some reason as in not being because I have too many clothes, for some other reason that I don’t know. This could be because I have pretty much ALL of my laundry done, which is rare. This is the reason I never have ALL of my laundry done, because I do not have a big enough closet to hold ALL of my clothes! There wasn’t any room for me to take my dresser with me so I figured something else out instead. In the bathroom behind the door to the part that just has the sink, is the linen closet. My boyfriend has lived here for a year and has never put anything in it, probably because it is usually hidden behind the door. I took full advantage of this and made it my “dresser”. All of my clothes that can be folded like jeans, shorts, t-shirts, workout clothes, etc., are now folded inside the linen closet. Along with four baskets for undies, socks, bras, and bathing suits. I’m just being resourceful here and trying to not give my boyfriend a heart attach from all the clothes I have. What’s next, sweaters in my oven like Carrie Bradshaw?! Tragic. 

  

Parting with Clothes

Currently I am in the middle of packing up my apartment, which is the absolute worst. What makes packing the worst is the clothes. Not only do you have to make sure you get ALL of your laundry done, but you have to actually go through your clothes. If anyone knows me, they know that my closet is stuffed to overflowing, and that going through all of my clothes could take days. Today was good though, I actually got all of my laundry done, and I am currently taking a break from packing up all of the clothes in my dresser. Looking at my piles of clothes all over the floor, and the wet clothes hanging up to dry in my bedroom doorway, the bathroom doorway, and across my shower rod, I started thinking about how I need to get rid of some of these. My roomie and I have a huge box in the living room that is the donation box, and of course it is already overflowing. Looking at my clothes again though got me thinking, why is it so hard to get rid of some of my clothes when I have a ridiculous amount? I don’t even wear half of them most times.

When you work in retail for as long as I did, and become such a lover of clothes and style, every piece that you own is a part of you. Getting rid of clothes is like giving away a piece of yourself. Clothing is not only something that we wear, it is also an art, a way that we express ourselves. Your closet is like a place that you store your moods and attitudes. Different outfits you put together can dictate how you feel and your confidence level. You can feel like being invisible or feel like you are going to take on the world. Style has no limitations.

Just like how we change, so does our style. When you go through your closet and see things that you instantly know you can get rid of, it is because you have changed and you are getting rid of your old self to make room for your new self. When you cant find anything in your closet to get rid of, or can’t bring yourself to, I am starting to think that we shouldn’t force ourselves to. We may be prematurely forcing our old self away for a new self that isn’t ready. I feel like I am in this in-between stage right now. I am now in a professional job however, we don’t have to wear super professional clothes. This doesn’t mean that all of my old clothes are appropriate though. My last job was in retail and I was allowed and encouraged to wear crop tops and cut off shorts. Although I dress nice and casual for work, I cannot be wearing my old clothes. Does this mean I am not ready to fully leave my old self behind in exchange for this new self that is completely immersed in adult life?

I think something else that makes it hard to get rid of clothes is that in a way, we personify them. Each item hanging in our closet represents a memory, and also hangs in anticipation of being part of a new memory. This makes it hard to let go of things, as if getting rid of a certain top means you are getting rid of the memory and event that is hooked to it. Sometimes though we come to terms with it. Last week I was looking through clothes and almost got rid of a top, but couldn’t bring myself to do it. Today I felt differently, and got rid of that top, plus three more. I think I am coming to terms more with my new self. Although I am getting rid of pieces of my old self, I am constantly looking at and getting pieces of my new self.

Style and fashion will always be changing, just like ourselves, sometimes it is okay though to keep some of the old and turn it into something new. You don’t have to leave all of yourself behind.

Wallet Lockdown

My best friend decided a few days ago that she wasn’t going to buy anything, aside from necessities, for an entire month. Today after I bought a skirt that I really didn’t need, decided I should probably do it with her. Challenges like these are so much easier when you have someone holding you accountable. We decided that if we need to buy something besides food or gas, that we will consult each other first to get an okay. The bad thing with this is that we are both really good at convincing each other to buy things. So we must be good! If we last a month then we get frozen yogurt together from the best place ever, 21 Choices!

After buying my skirt today, which by the way is SUPER cute and you will see it soon, my month starts today. I cannot buy anything until June 1st! This means I can’t go into my favorite stores because it is way too tempting and I can be weak. Target is going to be so hard! I can do this though! I can overcome being a shopaholic. I can and I will!

Here is to not shopping and saving the money that I work so hard to not have!

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Tragic Fashion- Nothing to Wear

Me: “We have so many clothes, you’d think we’d have something for every occasion, but we don’t!”

Roomie: “Nope because it all depends on where you wore it last and what pictures you have posted in it.”

TRUTH. 

This was mine and my roomie’s conversation on our drive home tonight. We were discussing what we should wear to a bridal shower next weekend, and somehow out of both of our overflowing closets, we don’t have a thing to wear. It’s true! We couldn’t find a dress to wear, but we found a back up dress. Interesting how that works. It’s our we will wear that if we can’t find a better option dress, as in buy a new dress because don’t already have a million. I am one of the biggest offenders of this, but I just wonder, why do girls think it’s so bad to repeat an outfit? If this wasn’t an issue, getting dressed in the morning would be so much easier!

#boyslogic- Ironing

My boyfriend lives on his own which means he knows how to take care of himself. He can clean, make sure he doesn’t starve so he cooks to an extent, and he can do his own laundry. On the topic of laundry, that action involves more that just washing and drying your clothes. Laundry also entails folding your clothes or hanging them, putting them away, or ironing them so you look presentable with no wrinkles. My boyfriend owns an iron, however does his own way of ironing…

I was at his place one Sunday and I was supposed to go home but I had such a bad headache I slept until 10pm, so I was not about to drive home. I kept telling him in between sleeping that I needed to go home because I didn’t have clothes for work the next day. He suggested one of the tops I wore over the weekend and I told him that I couldn’t because it was too wrinkled. That’s a pet peeve of mine, I HATE wearing wrinkled clothes. Anyways, he was being a good boyfriend and trying to take care of me, so the next time I woke up from my nightmare of a headache, he told me that he sprayed water on my top and laid it on the floor with his shorts on top, because his shorts were heavy and that the weight would help get the wrinkles out. It was the sweetest gesture that I couldn’t help but smile.

Just as I thought, when I put the shirt on the next morning it was more wrinkled that it was before he “ironed” it. I wore it with pride though because he did that for me. Still whenever he does laundry his t shirts are in flat piles on the floor so that they won’t be wrinkled.

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