Friend Friday: Closet Wars

14 Jan

Top: Gap (thrifted) – Jacket: H & M – Skirt: Gap – Tights (x2): Hue –
Shoes: Sophie Max (Marshalls) – Necklace: Jess LC

Welcome to Friend Friday! Katy over at Modly Chic sends out a series of questions for bloggers to answer every Friday. This friday is a very special Friday y’all. Because it’s my very first! Without further adieu, here’s what I’ve got to say about getting dressed in the morning:

1. How do you determine what you will wear that day?

I lay in bed. I think to myself, what am I going to wear today. I take a snooze while thinking of what’s in my closet. I eventually make it to my closet and hope that inspiration strikes. More often then not, it’s a process that involves many items on the floor.

2. Do you plan outfits out in advance for a whole week, month,

Ha. Not usually. There are certain occasions certainly where I know exactly what I’m going to wear but more often than not it’s a spur of the moment, gut reaction kind of thing.

3. Do you have any specific way of tracking outfits and items already worn so you don’t repeat?

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I have a really good memory. If I pick up a piece of clothing, I can tell you what I’ve worn it with in the past and whether what I have on is a new mixture of pieces. I really try not to wear the same outfit twice, so knowing what I’ve worn things with kinda goes with the territory. Also, having a blog helps. Now I have evidence!

4. How do you discover new combinations of items in your closet?
(Trial try-ons?  Hanging items together?)

Magazines and blogs certainly serve as inspiration, especially when it comes to pairing unusual items together, but usually I think of outfits when I’m truly bored with what other thing I’m doing. Like going to seminar.

5. To streamline the process for 2011 what is one new thing you can do to cut down your dressing time?

I have instituted a time limit (also with outfit pics). There are some days where nothing feels right and those mornings usually devolve into me being very late to work and getting seriously frustrated. By giving myself a time limit, I can’t lament what could have been and just learn to deal. Plus, it works well with my whole New Years resolution of get to work before 10am (ok, 10:30) thing. Yay!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!


11 Responses to “Friend Friday: Closet Wars”

  1. Amber's Notebook January 14, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    very cute! love the stripes!

  2. Collette Osuna January 14, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    How cool that you can remember the things you wore…I thought my memory was good, NOT…lol…Im loving these stripes with the denim…really great and fun look!
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  3. Katy January 14, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    A time limit is the way to go. More time does not necessarily mean a better outfit. Often it just means more time spent not sure what you will wear out your door that morning. – Katy

    • theputtogethergirl January 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

      It’s totally true! You are so wise (I love your little tips in your post!) 🙂

  4. Heather January 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    I’m pretty good about monitoring time for outfit photos, but I should probably start limiting myself for getting ready in the morning- that’s a really good idea for those days when nothing seems to work. I should probably also set a resolution for getting into work earlier too…

    • theputtogethergirl January 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

      Isn’t getting into work at a reasonable hour so difficult?! My boss is totally lax about working hours and so sometimes it’s like 11 when I walk in the door. It’s terrible. I could do so many other fun things in the evening if I got into work at a normal hour (oh yeah, and probably do more science, whatevs…)

  5. Linda W January 15, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    Your memory must mean that all your clothes have meaning to you and would be hard to part with them. Every item tells a story!

    The Auspicious Life

    • theputtogethergirl January 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

      Oooh! I really like your thinking! I’d like to think that I’m only buying special items, but I never thought of it that way!

  6. Jen January 15, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    This is such an adorable outfit!

  7. Orphaned Apparel January 15, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    Impressive memory! I’ve always wished I had my own personal Polyvore, where it’s nothing but what’s in my closet. Love your jacket, btw!

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