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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Let's get started!

Well this is exciting. Blogging for the first time and quite liking the idea of talking about myself. Alright let's get down to it!

Project Title: Use that wardrobe
Aim: utilise/combine/match/pair contents of an existing wardrobe to generate outfits for an entire month prior to donating a part of it to charity.

So today was laundry day. After a very long time. The clothes were piling up and I was running out of things to wear. On top of that, all of my rowing kit that had, at some point over the course of the last three weeks, been soaked in Thames water was rotting in this pile of clothes.

Ah, I can imagine getting a lot of criticism from those who have more respect for their clothes, but you see I'm a student, I don't necessarily have the time to separate and wash nor do I care enough half of the time. I know, I know.

So as you can imagine, doing my laundry is an exciting event in my social calendar and I cannot describe the feeling that dry, clean laundry evokes in me. I get so ahead of myself, I lay it out on my bed so that my linen ends up smelling of fabric softener and is toasty warm when I slip between the sheets. And a wardrobe full of clean, freshly washed clothes gets me so excited, I'd take pictures of it if only it wouldn't garner strange looks.
As I was folding all my warm laundry I had a brilliant idea (partly brought on by the guilt for my tendency of spending too much money on food and clothes). Why not utilise the contents of my wardrobe to create outfits I can wear for an entire month? Surely, this would teach me to value money and my clothes more, in addition to promoting creativity, originality and flexibility. Recently, I read an article in a fashion magazine about a fashion editor who wore the same dress for a number of days, teaming it with the right accessories and items and she seriously worked it well! Unfortunately, I don't have her expertise in the fashion area nor do I have the figure to pull off t-shirts teamed with tights only. But this isn't really about becoming famously fashionable.

So to sum up what I'm attempting to do: I'm going to create wearable outfits from the clothes I have (hopefully posting pictures of each outfit), mixing and matching everything I own, and accessoring with the jewellery I have but never use.
Here goes!

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