A good while ago (in fact, long enough ago that she’s issued a new challenge) I was thinking about participating in RA’s 31 for 31 challenge, in which you take 31 items of clothing and wear only those during 31 days, until I realized that I don’t have enough clothes to make that worthwhile.
And then I recently read another blogger’s closet inventory list (who I am not linking to because her blog is perfectly lovely and I’m not critiquing her), and she had ten pairs of jeans. I was kind of shocked, seeing as I never have more than two pairs at the same time (and I only own three pairs of pants, anyway: two pairs of jeans and a pair of dress pants). But that was nothing compared to the 120 tops she listed. On a good day, including all my sweaters, cardigans, camisoles, tank tops, t-shirts and the like, I come to maybe forty. (And yes, this is partly because everything I own here had to fit in two suitcases, but believe me, if I add in my clothes back home I’m still no where near 120.) I mean, I knew I wasn’t really into clothes, but it was a bit of a revelation to see how much exactly I’m not. (120 books, on the other hand, isn’t a problem.)
Conclusion? This made packing for Utah so much easier, even if it does make me an unlikely candidate for a fashion blog, and, let’s face it, probably a boring dresser. But whatever, the lack of choices make it easier to leave the house in the morning. And when it comes to that, I need all the help I can get.