I am constantly editing my closet, making decisions about what stays and what goes, based on what I’m wearing and what I’m wanting and what I’m loving. But every once in a while, I find myself staring at a piece — a blouse or skirt or dress — and thinking, hmm, maybe I should keep this … but maybe not.
I know you’ve been there. Right?
I hear from lots of women who say, “I would love to do a big closet purge and edit my wardrobe, but I’m afraid I will get rid of something and regret it later. How do I know what to keep and what to part with?”
The short answer: You don’t, always. Not helpful, I know. But let’s think this through.
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On my way to an eaaaaaaarly morning run last weekend, I stumbled onto Baz Luhrmann’s quirky “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen).” Wade had never heard this before. How is that possible???
Here’s a refresher, for those of you who also missed this the first time around (15 years ago). “If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” Word.
Yes, I realize it’s January 14th, and that the new year started two weeks ago, but it’s taken me a while to get myself together. The boys were out of school until January 7, which felt like 100 years (of joyous family time, of course!) and I spent all last week trying to get my house clean and my to-do list under control.
So today really feels like the start of the new year over here.
What have I been up to, other than vacuuming every single inch of carpet in my house and wiping all the counters with bleach? I started training for a half marathon on December 31; I’m running and swimming, and last week, on a whim, I went to a yoga class at my gym and it was the best thing ever. So now I’m working on my down dog and my balance, which should help with so many other things around here. Continue reading