Wednesday, October 5, 2011

those all belong to me?

My mom came down this past weekend to support me in my first half marathon, but she stayed with us in Tampa for a couple of days after the race. On Monday, I had to go to work, and her plan was to lay low around the house until I got home. She had intended to go to the mall or find something else to do with her time.

When I got home, I saw what she had occupied her time with: ironing. My mother laundered and ironed almost everything that I own. And I was amazed and so very thankful. I truly didn't expect it, not did I ask her to, and it was such an amazing surprise.
Aside from realizing how amazing my mom is, it also made me realize how insanely large my wardrobe is and how terribly unorganized I am. I just keep buying clothes, because I don't realize how much I have. I am ashamed to say that I don't necessarily have a system of organizing my clothes. A lot of times they're in baskets or folded in random drawers in piles. 

It makes me want to start shopping my closet more and piecing together new and different outfits. It also makes me want to stop buying clothes and start organizing and keeping up with the ones that I do have. Because I looked through my closet, and I thought, "hey! I really like the shirt!" 

I literally forgot I owned things. Does that happen to you?

And all that being said, it's insane how much I spent last month on clothes alone. It was a bad month for me budget-wise, between shopping, Disney, Anna Maria, and a few other things. And once I was over budget, I threw in the towel. Yikes.

For this month, I'm going to not buy one single thing related to something that I wear (except this exception I have in my head that will allow me one gift for my birthday to myself for less than $100 and a new pair of running shoes), and I'm going to shop my closet! 

Between shopping my closet and organizing my drawers and clothing space, I think I'll be able to get back to some outfit posts that even I'm excited about. Because I'm going to be completely honest...I've not been overly excited about my clothes lately. Do you get bored with yours?

So between what I learned last month about where to find cute clothes for less, and my goal this month, to shop my closet and nothing else, I really think I should get a hang of what I actually need when shopping and what I just want because I don't know whether it will fit into my collection or not.

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Katie said...

that is sooo nice of her! I missed your marathon post bc I was sick but CONGRATS! :) I often feel the same way about my wardrobe!

Katie said...

I organize by category then color - it's the simplest way Ive found!

Cait said...

omg that happens to me ALL the time ha im like wow when did i ever get these?! ;) so fun!

Julie said...

That is so so sweet!!! It's the best when moms come to visit :)

Amber said...

What a sweet mama! I always forget about clothes that I have, so it's fun to shop in your closet :)

e@thisnotedlife said...

my mom loves to "help" me clean and iron when she's here :)

Elle Sees said...

my rule is never buy something unless you can wear it 3 different ways. it really works.

Sydney said...

what a great idea! So inspirational! I was having the same thought the other day about MY closet, thanks for sharing!

taylor said...

i am the exact same way! i have stacks of clothes all over the place and every once in a while, when i move on to a new stack, i find something i forgot i owned! oops. let me know if you figure out a good organizing method. i hardly have any closet space, which makes things tough.

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