Thursday, September 01, 2011
A reassessment, and a New Year's resolution
Maybe in your world it is NOT the first of the year, but for those of us who grew up in homes where it was all about education, September first is indeed the beginning of the year, at least in our hearts.
As you all well know, I'm not working. Therefore, my whole "turning the hangers backwards" experiment with summer clothes has been a dismal failure; the only time my "work" clothes get out for an airing is if I have an interview. Therefore, the vast majority of my (perfectly nice, wearable, "keepable") clothing is still hanging "hanger forward". What to do...
A resolution: no new clothes for a year.
I have a LOT of clothing. Really nice things. Tons of stuff for the cooler weather that's in a storage locker in the sub-sub basement (those of you who live in a high-rise know what I mean!). I can get dressed in my wardrobe for 366 days without flinching. Much.
1. I reserve the right to replace one unwearable garment per quarter. Unwearable through natural causes; leaving the iron setting on something for 15 minutes is NOT permissible.
2. If I go to work in retail stock for the holidays, I reserve the right to buy a pair of work boots.
3. Any alterations, shoe repairs, laundry and dry cleaning are acceptable. (should go without saying but I'm putting it out there).
4. If I'm invited to a royal wedding, I get to buy a gown. Don't hold your breath....
So starting October 1, I'll report back in on what I've worn in the last month (visuals!) and what I've learned, if anything, from the whole experiment.