11/23/10

An Outfit A Day - Challenge! :)

In my house, it is apparently frowned upon to use piles of clothes for blankets at night. And it is apparently unacceptable to purchase new clothes, instead of doing laundry. Who knew?
Now, I wouldn't label my bedroom as the disaster zone that the rest of my family seems to judge it as. I prefer the term selectively organized. After all, I know where everything is...for the most part. But when I misplaced my favorite black tank top, instead of telling me that my sister had borrowed it, my mother insisted on informing me that my bedroom needed therapy. And it all spiraled from there.
I first attacked the closet, and soon realized that I didn't have the hanger supply that a wardrobe of such magnitude required. After a trip to Boscov's for a door buster hanger sale, I came home to find that I didn't have the closet space, required for the hangers. Needless to say, my  mother was right: my bedroom did need therapy. 210 hangers, 120 magic hangers, 9 drawers, 3 bags of clothes, 2 bookshelves, and 1 rolling rack later, I successfully organized and condensed what used to be my bedspread, my side table, my dresser, and my floor into a much more manageable wardrobe. :)


I keep most of my go-to items on the rolling rack.
 During the expedition for my floor, my mom jokingly said that I could go a month without repeating an outfit. I laughed at her, thinking there was no way that this could possibly be true...but then we did laundry. Even after sharing a few bags of the new found loot with some of my friends and coworkers, I realized that I had way more than I originally bargained for, and I began to wonder just how long my closet could sustain me for if I didn't wear the same thing twice? It's time to find out!

The Challenge:
Live life without do-overs-outfit do-overs, that is. My goal is to not repeat a single outfit, and keep a photo journal here on Pink Lemonade to record my successes, struggles (and shoes of course).
The Time Duration:
One Year
The Rules:
1. Never repeat an outfit - single pieces may be used more than once, but never with the same combination.
2. Accessories may be used freely - being a girls' best friend, it would be cruel to limit their assistance.
3. Photos are a must! If an outfit is not recorded, it cannot be counted. And since every outfit counts, a photo is required.
4. After one year, anything that has not been worn will be donated to the local Goodwill.


Some days will be stylish, and others might be a stretch. Either way, it will be interesting.

Wish me luck!!

1 comment:

  1. oooo, sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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