Getting dressed for any occasion is exhausting at this point in my life.I have tons of clothes in my closet but I always feel like I have nothing to wear. As if this wasn’t enough, I also have space and storage issues. In April of 2015, my husband and I purchased a 1929 cottage in our ideal neighborhood that needed renovations. Let’s face it, back in 1929 every thing was built for efficiency so we have a tiny closet. We both agreed to be clutter free in the new house but I am still struggling to figure out how to make the most of my miniature closet.
Fast forward 7 months and…I am still having issues with “having nothing to wear.” I was searching for storage solutions when I came across a few articles that described a “capsule wardrobe” and I was immediately drawn to it. It put me in a mental space to have less things but of higher quality ,rather than have a bunch of cheaper items that I don’t want to wear. I found Project333 extremely helpful. Project333 shows you how to create a capsule collection only wearing 33 pieces (Tops, Bottoms,Shoes) for 3 months.Between finding inspiration on Pinterest and Project333 I know I am ready for the next step which is to clean out my closet again. I recently got rid of a lot of items that no longer served me but I need to do another round now that I have a clear goal. I will take anything out of my closet that doesn’t fit well, is damaged, that I haven’t worn in a year, and most importantly, that I do not LOVE.
Oh yes I said LOVE! I didn’t realize how many items I had in my closet that fit into one of those categories. It never clicked in my mind that I should love every clothing item I own. I feel like a new door has been opened and I can’t wait to walk through it. I want to give a capsule wardrobe a try. The way things are currently aren’t working so why not try something new.
I feel really good about doing something to simply my life. Go with me on this journey to a new wardrobe and join me if you “never have anything to wear.” Enjoy!
Take a moment to feel the sun. When the sun is high in the sky, find your way outdoors and stand facing the sun. Close your eyes and take a deep breath for about 8-10 seconds. During those 8-10 seconds consciously focus on feeling the heat and warmth of the sun on your skin.
I started doing this shortly after the passing of one of my cousins’ that was like a brother to me. It was a regular morning and I was heading out for the day when I stopped briefly to take a breath. The sun was shining bright and I decided to close my eyes to appreciate the moment. In that time, I realized that my cousin would never feel the sun on his skin again.
We can get so busy with life that we may inadvertently neglect moments that are truly special. Find 8 seconds in your day and FEEL THE SUN. It costs you nothing and makes you feel so good. Enjoy!