When I started this one year “No New Clothing” challenge I had several worries. Can I really do this? Will my clothes last for a year? Will I stay the same size for an entire year? So yeah, lots of stuff to worry about but I actually had only one real fear. When will boredom set in?
Boredom is simply the act of losing interest in something…and even when I bought new clothes all time, I would still get “bored” with my closet. So how was I going to go a full year with the SAME clothes?
And it’s happened - six months into this challenge and I’m losing interest in my clothes. Honestly, I thought it would happen earlier than this. But since I’ve been mixing up my outfits and pulling out VERY old things from my closet, I’ve been able to be creative with what I have and it’s held my attention.
Recently the “thrill” of rearranging an outfit has been fading. Let’s face it – there’s only so many ways you can wear the same top before you just lose interest in it. And now I find myself just taking something from a hanger and thinking, “It’ll do.” Omg – YAWN!
In fact, I’ve been so bored with my wardrobe that I was beginning to wonder if I could really last the rest of the year!
And then a miracle happened!
Last week my parents came for a visit. One day we decided to take them to lunch and walk around a local art fair. We had a great time walking from booth to booth, appreciating the talent of all the artists. Then we walked up to a booth of clothing and my mom and I FREAKED the heck out!
The booth was called “Wicked Stitch of the West” and the owner creates one of kind creations by recycling and repurposing vintage clothing. Her work is simply amazing (she let me snap a few pics for my blog & they are at the bottom), and it sparked my own creativeness! I looked through her racks and smiled because I had found a solution to my boredom dilemma.
At that moment, I decided that I would “sacrifice” two of my tops and repurpose them to create something NEW. Omg – NEW! I haven’t had anything new in months and the thought of a new top is probably more exciting than it should be.
To get even more ideas on repurposing my clothes, I created a new Pinterest board - https://www.pinterest.com/misty1day/i-will-re-purpose-clothes/ And yes, I have LOTS of boards that I don’t follow through on (we ALL do), I really am going to do this. I already know which two tops I’m going to use. One has a stain on the front (did that the first time I wore it – Grrrrrrr) and the other is a sleeveless top that I can’t wear to work. So, I’m going to combine them and (HOPEFULLY) create something cute.
I promise – as soon as I finish my creation (good or bad) I’ll post the pictures here. I’m hoping I can complete this project before I leave on vacation next week. I’d love to take my “new” top with me!
Who knew recycling could be the cure for boredom?
My name is Misty Day (yeah, that really is my name) and I'm a normal every day person. I'm a twin, I work as an analyst, I take my daughter to Girl Scouts and swim team, I play bass guitar in a band, I love food and wine, I like new clothes, and I'm trying to be a better person.