The pictures in this post are blurry. That's what happens when you take photos of mostly black things against a very white wall with less than best lighting at seven o'clock in the morning. Taking them over wasn't an option if this post was going to get written.
In terms of coping with the pandemic, this has been my worst week so far. Considering we're a year in, that's actually not too bad. And really, it hasn't been all week. Just yesterday and Wednesday night after the news was full to overflowing with the threat of variants and how they are going to be the dominant strain by the end of March.
The normalcy of last year was lost to the pandemic. This year is looking to be the same and now, it's entirely possibly that 2022 will follow suit. There will be rebellion in some form. We all need to hug our children and grandchildren and go somewhere. A mandated holiday hug-a-thon could be just the thing except for overwhelming our already overwhelmed health care system. We can't do it. We need to protect them. SO...
At one point in my life, I didn't wear black at all and then, once I started in my thirties, it became the colour I wore all the time. A black t-shirt with jeans and a statement necklace was my go to look until I started sewing fashions again in 2010 and now it's a black t-shirt with a fun bottom garment and a statement necklace. I do believe I am tired of black.
I turn fifty-nine in June and plan to spend the year of turning sixty developing healthier lifestyle habits with hopefully permanent changes that will support ever increasing holistic health. Without the yard work I had at my last house, I can take time to focus on eliminating bad habits and developing new ones with enough intensity to make them on-going. Healthy takes a lot of time and energy and it's not at all my area of expertise only I want to be fit and flexible and as healthy as possible going forward so it needs attention and now is the time. I've put it off long enough.
I plan to eat better and exercise more especially by walking and riding my bike. I do not plan to go on a diet but there is the possibility my measurements will change which could affect my size which could affect my wardrobe and considering it's already so small, I want to make whatever I sew continue to work going forward. Likely, I'll start with t-shirts, blouses, and dresses because my upper body is the first place I lose weight and the last place I gain.
In total, twenty garments of which seven are seasonal, one is rarely worn, four are nearly new, and nine I'd prefer to put in time-out. Not pictured are my coats and a few handknit cardigans and pullovers I rarely wear.
Strangely, most of my knitting is entertainment even when it's a garment. Sweaters or pullovers typically get one or two outings and then put away. I should think about how to change that while I'm thinking about the state of my wardrobe and what to do next. Actually, I know the answer to that. This afternoon, I am going shopping for some RTW t-shirts.
What is the state of your wardrobe? Do you have a wardrobe plan? I'd love to hear about it.
Grateful - this is a first world problem. I am blessed.