A couple of things have come up in the last several weeks that I didn’t account for when picking my 30 items way back at the first of November.
For one, I’ve lost a little weight… and the jeans and cords I picked are quite literally falling off of me. Before you get alarmed and think I’m on some crazy crash diet, let me explain: I’m only about 5’4″ (okay, 5’3-and-a-half but I like to round up) and a difference of five pounds or so means a difference in pant sizes. Since I started working at the flower shop, I’m much more active throughout the day than when I worked from home, and I’ve dropped a little extra baggage over the last six to eight weeks. Trust me, I’m not complaining; but it’s getting old hiking up my britches every five seconds.
Which leads me to my second point: all I can wear are said britches for the next week because baby it’s cold outside! At the start of the challenge, I had the best of intentions to finish in 30 days, so I picked pieces that would get me through the mild fall days up through the first week of December. But as my college economics professor used to say, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” (Although I’m sure he was referring to our lack of preparation for class and not style blogger posting schedules, I imagine the premise is the same). Now the temps are dropping into the 20’s and all I have are a couple of long sleeve button-ups, a lightweight sweater, and this 3/4 sleeve blazer. Hmm…
Tomorrow I may have to try bag-lady-chic, and layer on all 30 items at once. This should get interesting.