I'll be the first to admit, when it comes to organization, I'm my own worst enemy! For me, as long as things look tidy when I walk into a room, I'm happy. A deeper probe will reveal that shoved in drawers and closets lies disarray of epic proportions. Honestly, it's hard for me to find anything—mostly because I have too much stuff! I'm going to give you all a peek into one of my three closets. For me, this is a little like wearing a bikini on a public beach. Uncomfortable doesn't even begin to describe it!
I know! It's a hot mess, right? (remember, this is a no-judgment zone!)
This is actually a picture of our master bedroom closet of which I've commandeered a sizeable chunk of real estate. I feel a twinge of guilt (just a twinge) because my sweet husband, James has just a wee bit of space on the front end of this ridiculously small storage space. I keep assuring him that soon, he'll re-gain some hanger space.
This is a good time to remember the rules of the Closet ClotheSure Challenge of 2020:
1. I must wear a different outfit to work Monday through Thursday until I run out of clothes
2. I must wear what's in my closet—if it's hanging in there, I must have had a reason to keep it.
3. I cannot buy any new clothes during the challenge.
4. Anything that does not make me feel like a ten will be donated after wearing.
Ugh! Why did I agree to this? It's hard work "outfit-prepping" for four days on Sundays. Plus, I've gotta coordinate with James to take photos. (I'm the world's worst selfie-taker). I'm lucky my husband is such a good sport about this wardrobe challenge. Perhaps it's a little altruistic of him since he knows he'll be the beneficiary of more closet space, but I'll take whatever I can get. I'm happy for his help."
I've had some friends ask me about my Closet ClotheSure Challenge wondering why I have so many clothes. In a nutshell, I'll quote Charlie Valdez from my book, 30-Love:
"I'm not ashamed of how I look, and I'll even share that I usually wear a size 12. But there are also 14's hanging in my closet. I do not consider myself to be overweight. I take care of myself, and I love who I am." https://www.amazon.com/30-Love-Monica-Simmons/dp/1098022580/ref=sr_1_1?crid=QX5UFO9BH20S&keywords=30-love&qid=1581288841&sprefix=30-love%2Caps%2C176&sr=8-1
Okay - so, that was a little plug for my new rom/com, 30-Love, but I promise, it relates to what we're talking about here! After all, Charlie's shop is named, "Charlotte's Closet!" Like most of us, she fights the closet beast on a daily basis!
And here we are! Week two of the Closet ClotheSure Challenge. These are my Monday-Thursday work outfits. Which ones will stay, which will go? I'll be back later this week for a day-by-day breakdown. Hint: The blue wool is a little scratchy! I hate scratchy clothes! But then again, there's this whole feelin' like a ten thing!