Standard issue, eh? I am experiencing a bit of a problem with my wardrobe.
Firs of all, the story. You see, couple of years back I went to India, and there I did not eat meat and had almost no sweets for a month. Not by choice thought, the facility, where I had the course, provided only vegetarian lunch and my colleagues and I were quite paranoid about hygiene in general, so didn’t eat much elsewhere as well. So I kindda lost some weight. After coming back I lavished on heavy Lithuanian food and chocolate. Then I decided to do some sports (would go two, sometimes three times a week to aerobics and/or yoga), but after few months I had to abruptly end my work outs due to work stuff (I had to go abroad for a project). So you know the weight came back in no time plus brought additional friends with them too. Soon most of my clothes became extremely uncomfortable.
After some time, I accepted that no much I can do about it (since I like the food and have no will power to go to the gym at least 3 times a week). So I got rid of the old stuff and started buying a bit bigger clothes, because what’s the point to keep something that doesn’t fit you at all. Big mistake.
I lost the excess weight about a year after I got rid of my smaller clothes and then I got stuck with the bunch of clothes that were mostly too big…so I needed to restock my closet with clothes that fit again. Roll eyes out. So now I am in the process of reshaping my wardrobe – mostly basics, you know – no fun stuff.
Lemme tell you, getting rid of clothes – never a good idea (unless they have holes in them or they have been washed so many times, that they are transparent). Regardless of the weight fluctuations 😀 I wish I hadn’t gotten rid of some things which I would gladly wear now..Sigh. For example this year I started wearing a sweater, which I had for about 10 years!..and it was resting comfortably in my closet for the last 4 years for sure. The things you rediscover, right? And now I do not have much to rediscover, because I just simply gave my clothes away…
I mean, let’s not become those people who cannot move freely in their own apartment, because of the old junk that they have stockpiled, but after sorting the clothes, why not just put the currently unnecessary stuff in boxes for the time being.
Anyway. Since I am currently out of work, I cannot really afford a lot of new things. So today I forced myself to take ALL the clothes and shoes out of the closet and put together some outfits, I’ve never worn before. Was quite refreshing, I must say. The jeans I was considering getting rid of, will be saved for sure and I do have clothes that I want to wear after all 🙂 No getting rid of clothes anymore! I like too many different things, I am not a fan of one particular style, so my wardrobe is so random, that sometimes it IS challenging to put outfits together, so this is another reason for keeping old clothes – more outfit possibilities. Just need to manage not to forget the clothes in the back of the closet or buried deep in boxes.
I did take pictures of the mess, but they are not suitable for public viewing. I keep them in a folder labeled Closet, where such creepy-crappy photos with outfit ideas belong 🙂 This helps me keep track of the things I own as well.
So there, I finally spawned this post, which was being developed for a couple of months now…not my best work, but I just had to get it out. That is probably how pregnant ladies feel, when they are late with the birth 🙂