And I have no tripod with which to take outfit photos.
I have a tendency to buy items, not outfits. My wardrobe is compiled of things that caught my eye but weren’t necessarily part of a larger plan (or color scheme.) I end up frustrated and uninspired, complaining that I have nothing to wear—so I do some more shopping, buy some more stuff, and lo, history repeats. Every once in a while, I have a few cups of coffee and eagerly pull together a new outfit…then I wear it every other day for 3 weeks until it’s dead to me. In the interest of breaking bad habits, trying to look my best, and generally being better at life, I’ve wrangled some of my more fashionable friends to help me execute a wardrobe reboot. Em is in too, so it’s a project in 2 phases.
The plan is to get lady friends to go through ye olde closete and pull together combinations I haven’t come up with myself, and to learn to recombine things I have instead of fleeing to Mod Cloth or the Anthro sale room in a desperate attempt to find inspiration. Now to make a Mom-style list of (hopefully) attainable goals:
1. Become a focused shopper: look for particular items to compliment what I already have going on.
2. Learn to accessorize for real: the aim here is to look put together, even in a pinch.
3. Learn to be a layering pro: Houston weather. Srsly.
4. Quality, not quantity: I don’t mind saving for pieces I know I’ll wear and love.
5. Focus on fit: less online shopping (this is such my weakness!)
6. The best part: reward for a job well done. All those things completed, I’d love to splurge on a new camera (and tripod) with which to document my success. I’m certainly not a photographer, but I’d like the tools to take half decent photos (with minimal effort of course.) Plus, I’m a sucker for shiny things. -b