So I took everything out of my closet and drawers and began a purging the likes of which I haven't experienced since I moved from junior high to high school and declared all my clothing "utterly juvenile."
As a side note, my mother hates watching us toss clothes. She still wears some of those junior high toss-outs. If you see a woman sporting a Snoopy Chicago Bulls sweatshirt, say hey to Mommy Suburbia.
I was ruthless. Anything I hadn't worn in two years (I gave myself some leeway considering last year I was still trying to shed the baby weight) went in to the garbage bag.
Two garbage bags later I was met with a sobering fact: I have no good clothes.
I'm in that awful weight loss place where I've lost enough weight to look odd in my regular clothes, but not quite enough to be a size smaller.
I kept the pieces I could tailor, but I was still left with a closet FULL of empty hangers.
Not having an unlimited budget and being slightly wary of maintaining this size, I began
My roommate is a Tim Gunn aficionado and pointed me out to this list of his 10 Essential Items Every Woman Needs:
- Basic black dress
- Trench coat
- Classic dress pants
- Classic white shirt
- Day dress
- Cashmere sweater
- A comfortable alternative to a sweatsuit
|Nope: don't have either of these!|
|I totally have both, but the yoga pants are super stretched out. Not appropriate for outdoor wear.|
|I kind of hate my black pants.|
|I do have some jeans I love. They are Kut from the Kloth and they're great! I wear them everywhere.|
|Cous Cous ate my favorite black heels. My cardigan is too big now.|
|Sigh, jeans are seriously the only thing I have of this list!!!|
Clearly, some shopping was in order. So 4th of July I went out to the malls with my roommate, and promptly came back sobbing hysterically.
I found nothing.