May is half over and hey, I’m still wearing the same 31 items of clothing.
Actually, the pair of pants I ordered were a complete disaster, so 30 (would it be cheating to add another pair of shorts? The temperature just skyrocketed up to 97 degrees today, so the sweaters I was wearing in the snow in Denver on May 1st are now shoved at the back of the drawer).
And then this blue and white striped shirt on the right I decided was just not doing it for me anymore. I liked it in theory, but in real life, it sagged out of shape within minutes of putting it on, had a neckline that I struggled to work with, and was starting to pill. Goodbye.
And one pair of jeans that I also stopped kidding myself about and put in the Goodwill pile.
So more like 28 for 31.
I’ve got to say, I’ve never had an easier time getting dressed than I have this month.
It was unbelievably simple to pack for our Utah trip and my laundry pile is a little smaller because I’m wearing things more than one single time.
I’m also not able to do my regular thing of “saving” my clothes. Because I have so few to pick from and they are pretty much ALL my favorite things, I feel completely justified in picking anything, rather than feeling like, “Oh, I’m just staying at home today, so I should waste this shirt.” I know, it’s blowing my mind too.
I’ve also been able to identify more clearly what I’d like to have in my closet, so I’ve ordered a couple of things that are just hanging around waiting for the calendar to tick over to June (of course, most of them were pants and these blistering temperatures are making me reconsider that plan. Should have bought forty pairs of shorts instead).
By the way, those polka-dotted shoes were a surprise gift from my mom a few weeks ago. Aren’t they awesome? I told you my mom has the best taste (also, I cannot keep Ella from wearing them around the house. The minute I take them off, she’s put them on and is tromping around in them).