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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!