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Kel's closet is inspired by a lot of things.
I have a lot of clothes. I love shoes, and have a lot of those too. My shoes have their own closet! I love jewelry. I have collected large volumes of all of the aforementioned throughout the years.
Like many people in our economy, I am having to cut back. I can no longer afford to buy clothes, shoes, or accessories just because "I have to have that!"
On August 12, 2009, I began a challenge. I will not buy any new clothes, shoes, or accessories for a year! Gasp! My heart beats just a little faster when I think about it...I have defined a few items that I can buy. I have a wedding in October, and I get to buy new shoes and earrings for that. I have a bachelorette party to attend, and I get to buy a dress for that. I love exercise, especially running, so I get to buy ONE pair of new running shoes when they are needed. They last about 500 miles, so I may end up with 2 pair in the next year. That is it. Nothing more! Wow...seriously, you have no idea what a challenge this is for me!
JCrew and Banana Republic? If you have stock in any of these companies, I would recommend it be sold! Just kidding - I do want them around when I am making new purchases again!
The other part of this challenge for me, and where the fun comes in for You my dear friends? I am going to wear a different outfit every Monday through Friday for the next year! I will document the outfits here. I will also show you pictures whenever possible. Good thing my boyfriend loves to take my picture! I'll share some weekend outfits too! I can't guarantee there won't be a repeat in that mix. We all have our favorite weekend ensembles, don't we?
Now, my definition of an outfit? An outfit is the clothes, a pair of shoes and jewelry. If I wear the same dress twice, but wear it with a different shoe and necklace? It is a different outfit. Are you with me? Hey, these are my rules. When you do this, you can make your own! See, I am already cranky about no new clothes. Please forgive my outburst.
One more rule. Ben (my boyfriend) made sure that he is allowed to buy me the banned items as gifts. I can't ask him to buy me anything. It must be a true gift.
Ultimately, I want you to get a say in this! I will give you voting rights. I need to clean out my closets in this process. After I have worn an outfit, I will let you decide if it is a keep in the closet, or a go to someone else's closet! Some items will be donated, some will be brought to consignment, and some will go on EBay. This chica has some bills to pay!
I will also share "the items that got away". Just because I am not buying does not mean I am not shopping! If I see a great item, I'll covertly snap a picture and tell you where you can buy it.
In time, I will actually take you into the closet, and perhaps introduce you to some of the different personalities that emerge from there!
I hope you are ready for the ride! This is going to be fun!