(it’s only) day 4

it’s only day 4.

i loved these pieces before i started, but every single outfit i’ve put on i’ve felt ‘meh’ about. is that because i don’t like the limits and want to be done with them or do i really feel that way? does that even make sense? this morning my hangup was that i wouldn’t normally pair this sweater with this outfit but i had no other choice. i also spent time worrying that i don’t have enough summery shoes to pull this off. ridiculous musings, but these are the thoughts in my head.

on another note, i seriously cannot believe how messy i am. i got a stain on this sweater somehow already (i’ve worn it for about an hour and a half as i write this) and a sweet child who gave me a bear hug yesterday got ink on my dress. sigh. that one i think i can blame on my cousin, though. he walked up to me yesterday and asked, amazed, as he pointed at my shoulder, “you’re wearing that even with the huge stain on it?” panicked, i searched the fabric as he laughed. “just kidding- i know you only have 11 things you can wear this month and i wanted to make you sweat.” nice. way to jinx me. ha :)

clothes are just things and even if i ruin every single piece of clothing during this challenge, i’ll be fine. (it shows how shallow my heart is still that with that statement i got a teensy bit squirmy in my seat.) but they are! just things. yet they hold a power over me at times. my friends, this should not be. hence, the challenge(s). so bring it on, day 4! i’ll beat you and my emotions, too!

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  • Morgan June 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    I’m sorry you’re struggling, Caitlin! You will walk out of this challenge stronger and with less reliance on clothing. God will teach you something wonderful! And just because you wouldn’t put this outfit together normally, doesn’t mean it isn’t adorable! Keep at it…you rock!

    • Caitlin June 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM

      Morgan…THANK YOU for your encouraging words. You are awesome and a blessing to me.

  • mjcoulter June 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    I’m sorry you’re struggling, Caitlin. Keep at it, God will teach you something wonderful during this time. And just because your outfit isn’t something you’d normally put together, doesn’t mean it isn’t adorable!

  • The Leather Skirt June 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    You are tougher than I am… no way I would try to pull that off.

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

  • Shannon June 5, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Caitlin the first thing I always notice about you is not what you’re wearing but your beautiful smile and your sweet spirit! And anything goes with that! I think God may be showing you that no matter what we wear on the outside, it is our hearts that truly shine and I think you do a magnificient job of that :) And honey, wait until you have kids of your own…you will never own a piece of clothing that does not have some kind of stain on it!!

    • Caitlin June 6, 2012 at 8:48 PM

      Shannon, I just love you. Thanks for the encouragement and the reminder. And for warning me so I can get all my light colored clothes wearing out now…or should I only wear white so I can just bleach it clean? :)

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