The 30 for 30 Closet Remix has already helped me gain some insight on myself and my closet. I honestly think it is helping me tread new ground and open my mind up to the fact that I don't need a closet bursting at the seams in order to be happy. Check out some other thoughts/ideas/reflections I had on this past first week...
I would say my favorite outfit was Day #2. I love the mix of prints, the cream with the black, the comfort of the outfit and the way it made me feel. This outfit was 100% me with no substitutions.
DID I MISS MY CLOSET?
I'm shocked to tell you no. Joining the 30 for 30 Remix was a decision that didn't come easy for me... and now I feel so silly to admit that! The fact that I felt I couldn't live without ALL of my clothes is downright ridiculous. I have already proven to myself in five short days that I don't need as much as I have. I know, I know, I may very well change my tune the deeper I get into this... but I'm hoping I won't. And if I do, please kindly remind me to read this post and to get the heck over myself.
THINGS I NOTICED
I need to get my jewelry box in order. It's a mess and it is a big reason why I rarely accessorize. It's too much of a hassle to me to search through every messy drawer AND shoe boxes filled with accessories. I have a huge jewelry box - there is no reason why I should have items thrown into shoe boxes.
Also, my shoe choices are lacking. I knew this getting into it. I toyed back and forth, front and back as to which shoes I wanted to wear... Nothing REALLY struck my fancy. That's a problem. It's telling me that out of my 285736 pairs of shoes, I don't really LOVE any of them. However, I do also have to say that a lot of the shoes that I really do like are not something I would wear to work or wear to work on a daily basis. That meant they wouldn't work in the remix. Regardless, I think once this challenge is complete I will be making a few shoe purchases that will work with the majority of my wardrobe and be shoes that I love.
WHAT I LIKED
I loved not standing in my closet every night staring at my clothes wondering what to wear the next day. I loved having only a few options which has forced me to be more adventurous. I love not having oodles of laundry to do. (Though I have lots to catch up on, oops.) I love having the inspiration to clear my closet out of items that just aren't working for me anymore. I've been trying to do that for a while now but this remix is really helping me complete the task. (And as an added bonus, my co-workers are getting some nice new pieces! One's trash is another's treature!)