Him: “How do you have this organized?”
Me: “It’s all by colors and item types, see”
Him: “I see why it takes you so long to get dressed!”
Me: (in my head…”It doesn’t take me long to get dressed but it does take me long to pick out what to wear, so there!”)
CHALLENGE: FASHION du Jon…styled by him
I bribed Jon into participating in this challenge that I told you about a couple of days ago. These are the rules:
He has to gets to dress me from head to toe, jewelry and handbag included.
I get to change one element of the outfit as I see fit.
I dress myself for special outings.
On the FASHION du jour 5 star scale, obviously with one being complete-and-total-fail and 5 being why-do-you-know-how-to-dress-me-better-than-I-do-(side eye), I’d give Day One three stars. Of course I had to consider the fact that just looking at my closet is enough to make any man run for his life so to conquer that intimidation is enough in and of itself. The time it took to pick the outfit was dreadful but I take the blame. I really do need to get a better system. I have six hanging sections of my closet and 6 selves. I currently hang my light jackets, dresses and suits, skirts and shorts, sweaters and cardigans, tops, and some of my jeans and trousers all by color groups in their own hanging sections. I three-fold the majority of my jeans in stacks by color gradient and body (ie. one stack of skinny jeans lightest to darkest, one stack of boot legs lightest to darkest, etc.), Then I have a basket of scarves, a basket of belts and a basket of clutches. My big bags/purses are stuffed behind my stacks of folded jeans, kinda pitiful. I also have a jewelry platter/tin and two jewelry trees. The rest of my necklaces and hats I hang on my dress form. Oh, and I have a rack for my shoes. Anyways, so I’ll take the blame. It took some time to get him acclimated to the madness, but once he figured it out, he told me he would let me know when he was done. Ten minutes later he had picked this. Now, let me say that I did add a rule. I allowed myself to change one element of the outfit. In this case, he had picked a beige belt that I didn’t love. I removed it. Also, you don’t see it in the picture but I had a burgundy necklace that broke halfway through the day. Come to find out it just unlatched and didn’t actually break, yay!
What I learned:
I need to organize my closet
I have too much stuff
You truly can do more with less
Jon has the gift of patience.
My husband REALLY does pay attention to me.
I realized that I have a lot of perfectly good items that I know I’ll never wear either because (a) they don’t fit right or (b) I already have something similar. I guess I’ll put them on the shop.
How many stars would you award this outfit?