I am entirely unprepared for this week. I hadn’t even thought about what my 7 articles of clothing would be until last night. I quickly realized all my favorite clothes needed laundered so I stayed up last night washing a load. I didn’t even pick out the last 4 pieces until this morning. So here they are:
Clearly I’m in a black and blue mood for the week. Fitting, no?
So the idea is I’ll wear the black dress to church and work, the blue dress two days that Scott is home next week (at Scott’s request) and then mix and match the two tops and shorts the other days.
I’m counting the shoes as one but only picked bare necessities. I’d wear the flip flops every single day but not sure my office would appreciate that.
To be honest I probably have picked out too many items to wear for 7 days. I’ll embarrass myself here and say on the days I don’t go anywhere, sometimes I just wear the same clothes for two days. I know. I’m gross. But not really. All I do is sit at my computer most of the day and don’t even come near sweating or even stretching my clothes out. I don’t see the number of clothes as much of a challenge.
What IS the challenge is WHICH clothes to pick. I find already I have a lot of emotions tied up into my clothes and I want my outfit to match my mood. When I feel blah, I wear jean shorts and gray top. When I feel happy, I wear my blue top and yellow skirt and lots of jewelry. Part of this week is figuring out what of that is acceptable.
Did I mention I’m not doing makeup either? If you don’t know, I love makeup. Ever since I was 15 or so I never left the house without it. Ever. It wasn’t until this past year I even attempted to go without it. In fact, last year I became a personal consultant with Mary Kay because I bought it so regularly and wanted a discount.
But l’ll tell you a secret: ever since we went to the doctor back in February and he told me not only was I sensitive to gluten, but chemicals as well, I’ve been not wearing makeup most days. And I kind of like it. It makes getting ready so much easier. However. I really, really love putting makeup on. It’s a creative outlet to me and I don’t know if I’d ever NOT wear makeup for good.
In any case, I’m most nervous about the no makeup thing at work. I’m sure no one will say anything but still. I think I have some pride wrapped up in there somewhere.
In fact, my hope is that God opens my eyes to all my blind spots and shows me some things I wouldn’t see without doing this.
Should be an interesting week!