Friday, August 28, 2009

My first Blog!

Welcome to my blog!

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!




  1. Kel, I can't believe my dream has come to life! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your idea & can hardly wait for your concept to unfold. So hip & smart & saavy!

  2. I am looking forward to the real life fashion show! Yes! Have you seen the Sex and The City movie? I love the part where Carrie goes through her closet and all the girls are rating it while sipping champagne. So excited! I might even partake of some champagne myself when I vote.

  3. Kel this is going to be so much fun (for us)! Can't wait to get started. Are we voting on the leopard dress? I vote "keep." The shoes: "keep." Hairdo, bangle bracelet, earrings: "keep." Hell, keep the bench, too, if you can. :)

  4. Kel this is such a great idea. And, "So Kel"!

  5. Great post! Love this Kel! Count me in!

  6. Kel, this sounds really awesome. I can hardly wait!!!!
    I agree with KarynD (although I am not a fan of leopard print) this outfit on YOU looks outstanding,.... IT'S DEF A KEEPER!!!

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