Daily Challenge Sunday May. 06, 2012
Part with a piece of clothing that always makes you feel uncomfortable or unattractive.
How to do it
Everyone has a piece of clothing they wear that isn't quite right - you know the one. Search your drawers and closet for that piece of clothing, pull it out, and set it aside for donation. Whether it's too tight, is the wrong color for you, was purchased in a moment of hysteria during a sale, or perhaps was a poorly chosen gift from a well-meaning friend, if it doesn't make you feel good, out it goes!
Why it matters
Obviously, it's the inside that counts! However, what we choose to put on each day can affect our mood and how we feel about ourselves. If you wear something that doesn't fit correctly anymore, isn't comfortable, or just isn't "you," it's bound to make you feel less at ease. When you're wearing something that's flattering and makes you happy, it can help boost your confidence.
The birth of the ugly Christmas sweater can be traced to the 1950s, when knitting patterns began featuring pine trees.
I don't part with it- I take it apart & make it into something else. Last week I made a tote bag out of an old tank top. Right now I'm working on a skirt made from 2 old pairs of pants.
Got rid of an old old t-shirt. Boo-Hoo.
Been parting with a lot of clothing (getting ready for a bit of a new wardrobe with our Thailand trip) but i keep a few ones that i really like but i don't really feel attractive in because they show my love handles that i really need to work out & get rid off to get back in to shape & ware them again! :)
Just did this since we moved. We don't like taking things with us that we're not using on a daily basis. We love giving and receiving things. Check out your local city Freecycle group on Yahoo. It's a group of people that give things away they no longer want or need. Awesome way to reuse and recycle! :-)
Have a great day!
quotes and such...
There is no state of physical decline or damage that you could not recover from—none—not any, if you knew it... If you wanted it and knew that you could. And that's those miracles that they talk about every day. They're not miracles at all, they are the natural order of things. But because they are rare, people think they are miraculous. They're not. That's the way it is supposed to be. You're supposed to thrive.--- Abraham , Jerry, & Esther
Meat glue....is it any wonder people are sick and dying of cancer...
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
-- Edgar Allan Poe
Okay. I love my clothes, and I have pieces that go all the way back to the '70s - I have Fiorucci Jeans with fine art cherubs painted on them, and a matching jacket! this outfit is so fly! I kicked it up even higher, back then, by covering the back with symmetric rows of safety pins! I ROCKED this outfit in those days. Being married to a funky raging musician didn't hurt my look, either. Naturally, it pretty much ran havoc with my mind and soul. Anyway.
Of course, I'll never squeeze into these clothes again in THIS life, and, to tell the truth, my youngest daughter (who is a lot like the free-spirited wild child I was) scooped the jacket from me years ago (I did recently steal it back), and I really think it's time to say adios to it. I think I'll take it to Junkman's Daughter, the coolest vintage shop Atlanta has this side of Greenwich Village.
The outfit made me feel fabulous all those years ago, very rock & roll. If i tried to put it on right now...
it wouldn't be pretty!
I parted with a pair of chinos that is baggy like 90s style. I only wear them when all my other pants are too dirty, but that's like every week. I need some new pants.
i've been doing a fair amount of this as i've dropped a few pounds. awesome (cause i'm working hard to lose those few pounds) but also annoying (cause nothing in my closet fits quite right).
funny, I just did this last night! Go me!