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Bling Monday update

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s Thursday and I’m just getting around to updating the general blog-o-spere about my Monday plans to sweep the blues away with clothes. It didn’t work. Why? Because it was cold and so my bed didn’t want me to leave it. Because it was being so clingy, I had to push the snooze button on my alarm and so I didn’t have time to get too bedazzled. I barely had time to shove some jeans on and warm boots before grabbing a random container of food from the fridge and racing to work. It was just fine however, the Monday blues were probably busy in someone else’s Monday.

Should I try for another Monday? Maybe I should accept that Monday is just Monday and keep the comfy jeans handy. I can always wear the ‘good’ boots.



for the love of clothes….

This morning as I peeled myself out of bed and jumped into the shower, I did the usual.  I tried to figure out what I could wear to work.  This part of the morning is one that I dislike.  Actually there are many parts of the morning that I dislike, but that’s for another post.  The reason that I absolutely detest this daily slog through my horribly crowded and messy closet is because I love clothes.  I know, that doesn’t make sense. It would make less sense if you saw me.  My favorite outfit is  jeans and a tee-shirt.  Nice jeans. The problem is actually two-fold.  First, my budget, like many of ours, doesn’t let me buy all the clothes I want.  The second part is that my closet, being tiny and crammed, doesn’t let me see what I have.    I seem to have a lot of clothes that I don’t wear because they are too old, but if I get rid of them would have nothing to wear.  Having to literally lean sideways into the doorway balancing on my toes to grab at a shirt just doesn’t cut it.  I long to look like some of the people I work with who are always so stylish and fresh looking.  I even have some clothes that are like that, and own an iron.  I walk into clothing stores and want to buy almost half of the store.  If only it fit me.  Not being blessed with height above 5 foot, its hard to find a lot of nice clothes without having to shorten them, which I don’t.  Hence I shop in the girls department, but that can create difficulties when trying to look professional (as if anyone can see me in my tiny cubbyhole at work). Also when I do go to the clothing store I end up blowing my budget on clothes for my daughters.   One day though I vow to redo my closet so that I can experience the dream of opening my closet doors and seeing rows of lovely clothes hanging with quiet grace, unwrinkled.  The I will be able to arrive to work in an enviously stylish yet comfortable outfit, with new shoes as well.  I also long to find a really great fitting pair of jeans.  That doesn’t seem to exist in our universe however so I will continue to wander aimlessly around the stores wanting clothes that won’t fit into my teeny closet. Which, I am ashamed to say, sometimes I just chuck my clothes into.  Any of you guru’s of organization and fashion who are reading this, please unburden yourself with your secrets…I am all ears (or eyes rather.)