WHAT IS UP PEOPLE?!!
Soooo… I know I said I’d be finishing up my project recap over the weekend and then a post never actually materialized. So, first and foremost, I want to apologize for not following through. But the thing is that, the more I procrastinated it, the more I realized I just wasn’t up to it. As much as I feel like a 365-day adventure requires contemplation and to be given its due, I also haven’t quite made it to the headspace where I can do that. There’s a lot to it, really. Trying to quantify and congeal the hows and the whys, to tell you just what the experience meant to me seemed like a daunting task. So for the time being, I’m opting to skip that part. Sorry dudes.
And anyway, to sit down and bang out an essay about the significance of it all might imply a kind of finality. When in fact, the ride just ain’t over yet. I hope that’s okay with you guys, too. The truth is, I’ve enjoyed my break from outfitting and blogging (and primping. Oy with the primping.) but I’ve also missed the hell out of it. There has been some project postpartum, goin’ on. So I started small. By applying makeup a couple of times. Late last week I began again in earnest, to accessorize. Yesterday, I even went so far as to straighten my hair again. And then today well…
It is mother-effing outfit time!!!!!!!!!! (!!!!!!!!) Can’t you just see those rays of light in the last picture? If there were a patron saint of outfit blogging (Alas, I am pretty up on my patron saints but I believe there is not. Sad day.) she would be shining down upon us! And we are back in bidness.
Now don’t get too terribly excited. As I’ve previously specified, I simply can’t sustain another year of doing this daily. But the plan is to keep the outfits coming a few per week, so as to keep this space active. Also, to keep me accountable to not just wearing hoodies and dirty gym clothes every day for the duration of my life. I have at least one new feature in the works and a THEME WEEK scheduled for next week. Why? Well because we can. And also to help introduce you guys to my new blogging venture. I am slating my own launch date for February 1st, so mark your calendars and join me for the rest of the month as I gear up. Or don’t. But if you do, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I’m sorry if I’m being an awful tease, but I promise you won’t have to wait much longer. Exciting stuff is headed your way.
As for the outfit, this is a new favorite of mine. A very wise fellow fashion blogger advised me that I should just “repeat the shit out stuff” to my heart’s content. So that’s kind of exactly what I’ve been doing. I wore this outfit earlier this month. And then the day after that. Took a week or so off and now I’m wearing it again. I’m not gonna lie. I’m probably going to wear it tomorrow too. Not because I particularly love it. Although I do think it’s cute. But more because of the novelty of being able to repeat outfits once more! One of my goals at present it to institute an unofficial shopping ban on purchasing new clothes. Not because I can’t afford it, but because I simply need to enjoy the stuff I have! I spent so much of last year acquiring so many awesome items but I’ve scarcely gotten to enjoy most of them. I have things I love but that I’ve only worn a handful of times, if that.
Today’s outfit is a bit of an exception. Most of this is new but purchased from my store using gift certificates. This is the story of ever-thankless retail work. At Christmas, the time of year when we most bust our butts, most retail chains do not reward you with anything in the way of a holiday bonus. However, they do offer up a number of contests and sales goals designed to make you work EVEN HARDER and if you pull it off you get gift cards, which you can then use to purchase yet more crap from the store. I recently was awarded with a plethora of said certificates so I have been rather spendy with them. This is outfit is the result of that and I still have more to burn. Hooray shopping! I mean… at least this way things won’t get too boring.
Title courtesy of Britney Spears - “Break The Ice”