A few days ago I was watching a home
makeover program on HGTV
(my favorite go to channel
when there is nothing on TV).
The expert designer asked the lady
homeowner to go to her closet and
get some of her
clothes so she could
sneakily view them and get a sense
of the homeowners style. She would
then design that home into a beautiful
custom look that would fit the owner perfectly!
That set my mind to thinking :)
If I were asked to get some of my
clothes, what would my
home makeover turn into?
Right now- my favorite clothes are those
that are cuddly, warm, cozy,
loose fitting, and comforting.
In fact my favorite article
of clothing right now is the ugliest thing
I own. It's a tan wooly-like shirt
with teddy bears on the front my
mom got me at the Cracker Barrel.
(I hate teddy bears- lol)
It's not quite as ugly as this one- but close :)
So- would my make over be all DI rejected stuff?
A bear den?
Trailer trash decor?
Maybe the expert decorator would
look at my shirt choice and then look
around my house and say, "I think your good!
No need to change a thing!"
On a more serious note-
It did make me really
look at my clothes and think-
What would I take to show this decorator?
I think I own 2, maybe 3 things I LOVE.
And I have a closet full of clothes.
All my married life, I have had to be frugal,
and penny pinch.
So usually my shopping trips have been
at the clearance racks, DI, or
ward clothing swaps.
I'm not complaining- that's how I've
made my money stretch so I could stay home :)
Rarely have I purchased something I LOVE.
It's usually the right price, size, length,
color, it was available, on sale,
But then I'll get it home, wear it a few times,
and hate it. So I have a closet of
clothes that belong on the "Island of
I am probably not even saving money
at this rate.
So as of this moment-
I declare (with my fist raised to the sky!)
to never buy or take anything I
don't LOVE again!
I'm sure my kids are thinking to themselves-
that's what you ALWAYS told us when we went school
shopping- if you don't love it, don't buy it.
I guess I've been living a double standard :)
Think I'll have a clothes purging party!
Anybody need some gently used clothes?
I am keeping my teddy bear shirt-
it's too stinking cold to be without it.