"Outfit From Clothes I Already Own!"
I know my blog has been about Roman and Renley and our adventures as the title indicates. But I have decided to add a little more to my blog. Beginning with some fashion fun.
So yes, Outfit From Clothes I Already Own, is the title on one of my pinterest boards. I actually have 96 pins to this board!! That is a lot of outfits from clothing I have hanging in my closet! I get in a rut of styling my items with the same things over and over again and this blog is going to help me get my style back!
On the rare occasion when I decide to put on something besides my yoga pants and tshirt and consult my "pins" I ALWAYS get compliments on what I am wearing. It is hard to find outfits that make me feel like I look good without looking like I have tried way to hard or like I am trying on my daughters clothes! So, using pinterest and consulting my daughters, I will look and feel good and have some fun while I am at it!
So my commitment this year is to "Shop" more from my own closet than from any other source and to get rid of items that I really no longer find useful to me.
I started two weeks ago by purging my closet of jeans that I no longer wear. I literally removed two large black trash bags of denim pants. Who in the world needs that many pairs of denim jeans???? I feel relieved! And now my quest continues!
I am committing to:
A. purging ten items for the next seven days from my closet
B. wear a different outfit everyday for the next two months using only items in my closet.
I will be posting what I wore each Friday for the previous week to keep me motivated.
Whew!! So I invite all of you to join me. Let's see what we can create from what we already own!
Sunday, April 6, 2014
It is hard to believe it is already the first week of April. I am glad winter is over. The twins and I really need to get outside. We have spent a few days exploring the yard over the past month but literally no more than four. The weather has been crazy. One day it will be warm enough to go out and play and the next it is raining or just to cold to go out. I can't wait till we can spend more of out time swinging and going for walks! It is hard to find enough stuff to keep them busy inside all day every day!
My niece has also committed to watching the twins one day a week for me so that I can have a guaranteed day to work. She has a little boy who is almost three and cares for a six month old infant. I think being around other children will be good for the twins. It has proven to be a great situation over the past three weeks and I really appreciate her patience and kindness and mothering of the twins while I am away from them. It is evident that they are being treated well because they get very excited when I tell them we are going to Finn and Bonnie's house. When I pick them up they are always in a good mood, which tells me they have had a great day! Words can't express how happy it makes this mom's heart to know she has someone like this to take care of my precious babies when I am not with them!
Staying at home for the past two years has given me a new perspective on parenting. I love being a stay at home mom. (Yes, I do work in the office at our business one or two days a week, depending on how much I have to get done, but I still consider myself a stay at home mom!) When I committed to staying home with the twins I wasn't sure how I would handle the isolation from the world I once new. But, honestly, I don't miss it one bit. I absolutely love being with my two little people and working with my husband a few hours a week gives me a little time away and makes me appreciate the time I am home with the twins. I am not judging others for their decision to be a stay at home mom or working mom, I think that it is each persons own choice, all I am saying is that for me, this was the right choice - no regrets!! However, being at home for the past two years I feel I have put taking care of myself on the "back burner," as they say. One afternoon while reading a blog online I came across a blog sight that I have really enjoyed called, Get Your Pretty On (www.getyourprettyon.com). The author was promoting her"Style Me Pretty" spring challenge and I decided to check it out. Basically for ten dollars you are given a spring shopping list and then outfit ideas for twenty-one days of different outfits. Of course, I jumped on the chance to have someone else help me style my clothing! I was so excited to get my shopping list on April 4. The group members have ten days to gather the items for the outfits. I was even more excited to find that almost all the items were already hanging in my closet or in my dresser. I only purchased a few items totaling less than one hundred dollars. I am anxiously awaiting the next stage, which will be styling our outfits! Hopefully this will get me out of the yoga pants, sweatshirt and ponytail rut I am in at the moment!
Posted by Teresa Coose at 10:49 AM