As you may know, a group of friends and I are conducting an "experimental mutiny against excess" as inspired by Jen Hatmaker, author of 7. For the past month, I only wore 7 different articles of clothing. My wardrobe consisted of 3 t-shirts, 2 pairs of jeans, a denim pencil skirt and a cardigan.
For the most part- I LOVED this month. I loved the greatly reduced amount of laundry. I LOVED the simplicity. No thinking about what I would wear each day, just put on the clothes. Before this month's experiment, I wouldn't have considered myself to have a ton of clothes. Now, however, I realize how much I really do have. I have already given away piles. I simply don't have the mental space to keep clothes that don't fit, or don't fit well. I am loving my paired down closet.
On the other hand, I did miss being able to express my mood through color and outfit choice. I love color and I picked all neutral colors for the month in an effort to not get annoyed at any of the clothes I had to wear.
I have also been thinking more about the responsibility of choosing clothes that are manufactured responsibly when I do purchase clothes. This is something I want to understand better.
I leave you today with a picture of our family squinting in light of the