Friday, December 10, 2010

What Not To Wear

You know those people that hang on to things that they wore in high school thinking that one day it might come back into style. The ones that have a hard time switching gears when it comes to fashion. You know, the ones that get closet intervention from Stacy and Clinton. I am one of those! Well, maybe not as bad, I'd like to think, but in more ways than one I fit that bill.

A lot of it has to do with the fact that I have been out of shape for six plus years, bearing our beautiful children. So I do get some points added for that, right? I mean, who wants to go shopping and spend money on new clothes when your weight is up and down like a roller coaster for that long. Not me, obviously!

So, the whole kid thing is done. Our family is complete. The years of having the baby weight excuse are long gone, Matthew is two and a half. So, were does that leave me? Oh, yeah, closet disaster and major intervention needed. I knew it needed to happen, it was just a matter of doing it.

I knew exactly who to ask to help me make it happen. My Plato's Closet dressing room buddy! Yes, we always ask for the large dressing room. Two reasons. One, our massive pile of clothes to try on will not fit in the smaller dressing rooms. Two, how lonely and boring would it be to try on clothes alone? Seriously. It just becomes a hassle and trying on everything takes longer, because we have to come in and out of our dressing rooms to show each other for outfit approval! It just makes sense, to us anyway!

A few weeks ago, we entered the closet in need.

These boxers were given to me in high school at my 14th birthday party! Wearing boxers to volleyball practice was the thing! Thank you Helen and Shannon for my awesome boxers, I obviously got my use out of them. Fourteen years worth! Yes, and that hole has been there for at least a year. They were my painting shorts, everyone needs a good pair of painting shorts, right?

One of my excuses for not doing this sooner, is that I now have the space to store all my hideous old clothes. But, being blessed with an amazing closet does not mean I should keep the clothes I bought at goodwill when I was in high school. Yes, it pretty much was that bad.

My most commonly tossed item was my ridiculous amount of solid colored shirts. Specifically black! Black hides a lot!

I purchased this fleece when I was fifteen from our church. I love the memories I have of the church I was raised in, but do I really need to harbor this hideous fleece to reminisce? I think taking out the old photo album will suffice!

We were laughing so hard, I was crying!

I didn't even care what was thrown away. I told Heather if she thought it should go, add it to the pile. I wasn't looking!

Time to make a trip to Goodwill and give them back their clothes!

At one point she said, "I can't believe you moved across the country with all of this!" I knew she was thinking, "all this crap," but she doesn't swear, so she stopped her sentence short.  

Yeah, I know, it's bad!

Look at all those empty hangers!

So now my oversized closet looks even more oversized, actually it looks pretty pathetic! Time to go shopping!

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  1. That is too funny! I don't have quite the closet space so I end up doing this once or twice a year...and I always wait for my bff to come visit me from Ohio. Some of my favorite memories :)

  2. I can just hear the laughter in this post!! The boxers. What in the world were we thinking...and that fashionable fleece...oh my!!! Way to clean it out girl!!!

  3. Ha ha I remember wearing those boxers and it reminded me of our trip through the Wendys drive-thru in a shopping cart on our way to Value Village!!

  4. I was SO like that TOO, Lins! I was laughing out loud at some of those dresses too! haha!! Those were great.....way back when! HA! I love how your wardrobe looks now....w/ LOTS of color! :)
    GREAT blog! You guys are too cute!!!!!!!

  5. My boy is two and a half - can't I still blame baby weight? :)

  6. Ha ha! Love it. I need a buddy to help go through my clothes.

  7. Awww, c'mon! I'm sure she said "crap". You can tell, us. I'll never tell Heather you told me. Although now I have a great title for my next post. "The day HG said a bad word."

    By the way, so glad you can go to Plato's and fill that huge closet back up again!

  8. Oh, I'm so glad I could be the kind of friend that can tell you what clothes should have been left in Virginia (or actually NY!) : ) If I didn't have such a small closet I know I'd be the same. Now let's get to shopping!!!! We gotta fill that wardrobe. In fact, I'm going to make it my mission next time we go to help you find ALOT! It's going to be all about you!

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  10. Hilarious! I, too, remember when wearing boxers was the thing. I finally got rid of my old "cheerleader" boxers that were taking up unnecessary space. The fleece and the dress in the last photo, did that, too. Why does it seem like the stuff we hold on to never comes back around. Yet, the items we've long since given away have come back around twice?