warning: this post contains a glance into the mind of caitlin

less than a week. that’s how long i have until my “small miniscule number of pieces” challenge starts. one week from yesterday i’ll take my piddly amount of clothing and start to wear it and only it* for 30 days.

right now my thoughts are something like this:

  • should i really do this?
  • i have to.
  • but i don’t want to.
  • should i put these white pants in the mix?
  • probably not. with my luck i’ll spill something on the first day and be in trouble.
  • will i be able to come up with 30 ensembles?
  • how often am i going to have to do laundry?
  • which items should i take out of my current pile?
  • should any others go in?
  • do i need a blazer in texas in june?
  • my office can be a sauna or an igloo; you never know what you’re going to get.
  • my office is like a box of chocolates.
  • mmm. chocolate.

one thing i do know…i used to feel limited by my current closet. now i find myself staring longingly at it after i’ve stared at the tiny collection of pieces i’ve chosen for june. we’ve become good buds, me and my closet. (my closet and me? i? you get the point.) it’s going to be hard to say goodbye.

*more detailed rules to come, but i withhold the right to wear different clothes for working out and laying out. bermudas would make for a horrible tan line. and an uncomfortable workout. eww.

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  • Essence Brown May 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Here is how I see it:
    If you reserve the right to not tan in bermudas or work out in them either, then you should reserve the right to not become an ice cube at work. The blazer shouldn’t count for the same reasons as gym clothes. I think as long as your outfit can stand without the blazer, then it doesn’t count!

    That is my justification.
    PS. I think you should include the white pants. For selfish reasons, of course. I wear white pants like yours and I like to gather outfit ideas from your outfits. I will be lost if you don’t wear white pants for 30 days! ;)

    • Caitlin May 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      Essence, I like you. And I like the way you think. As these thoughts have bounced around my head all day, I’m increasingly thinking that I don’t need my blazer, but very much considering my white pants! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  • kat May 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    I can’t emphasize this enough….you do not need a blazer of any kind in Texas in June. Even if you wore it for a little bit, it will end up coming off! Also, what if you just kept a sweater at work to wear when it gets cold? Would that piece have to count towards the number of pieces if it’s more more comfort-control than fashion statement?

    • Caitlin May 25, 2012 at 4:25 PM

      Ha. Kat, I love you. I don’t know. I don’t want to wear one just as warmth control, so that puts me in a pickle. But you will be happy to know I took my blazer out of the mix…for now. Ha :)

  • Shannon May 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    What about a Snuggie at work…that definitely does not count as clothing! LOL!! Good luck friend!!

    • Caitlin May 25, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Shannon. You.are.brilliant. I have a leopard snuggie that I am absolutely going to take to work. Surely they won’t care…I’ll just have to warn Khris so he doesn’t think there’s a leopard roaming the office and accidentally take me out. Lol.

  • mjcoulter May 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Ohhh, so excited to hear more about the challenge! I think this is awesome, and brave. And I agree with the ladies above. I think if you kept one blazer/sweater at the office simply since you never know what the office temp will be that is justifiable. And those white pants rock! Even if you spill something on them, that’s what bleach is for. :)

    • Caitlin May 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      So true, so true. Y’all have (probably) convinced me to keep the white pants. I’m getting closer to the decision! Ee! Have a great weekend, Morgan Jane!

  • Rhonda Kay May 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Keep the white pants. They look great on you! You look taller than normal in today’s pictures. Maybe it’s the pants.

    • Caitlin May 26, 2012 at 7:08 AM

      Thanks, Rhonda! I think I will. :)

  • melissa July 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    I have been watching you for awhile. Way to go with the remixing! Your style is refreshing, Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Can i ask, when did you buy that gorgeous tank from Nordstroms? i love it.

    • Caitlin July 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

      Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for your sweet words! Sorry I didn’t label it very clearly- the tank is from TJ Maxx…what?! I know. I paid something ridiculous like $9 for it last fall/winterish. I hope you can find a similar one because it’s one of my favorite remixing pieces.

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