Hello world! Goodbye Ready to Wear!


So, this is it. The place where I will document the year where I give up ready to wear as a participant in Goodbye Valentino’s 2014 RTW Fast. This is, by far, the craziest thing I have ever done (shakes head). Oh sure, I’ve given up ready to wear before, but it was only for 3 months, not for an entire year! I don’t know if I’m ready for this, but rest assured, I am committed (or perhaps, should be committed).

Today is day 2 of my RTW fast. Day 1 was spent doing some after Christmas shopping (something I rarely do in person). Thankfully, I was on a mission to get Christmas decorations from Michael’s since I sold/donated all of mine several years ago and want to decorate next year. Somehow, however, I found myself in TJ Maxx. Seriously? Now, normally it wouldn’t bother me because I don’t really shop there, but it was a little bit annoying to know that looking at anything would be futile at this point. Then again, brick and mortar stores aren’t my weakness anyway. It’s online shopping, specifically Ebay and Talbots. Oh, and thrift stores. I love me some thrift stores. Rest assured, on December 31, I was clicking away ordering t-shirts from Talbots (donated all of my solid color t-shirts over a year ago) and Amazon.com (Dr. Who t-shirts — nerd alert!!) and paying with gift cards. I also placed an order from Target.com for graphic t-shirts because, while the “rules” say I’m too old to wear them, I love them and wear them anyway, either with shorts around the house or with jeans and a blazer when I’m out and about rules be damned! I think I’m set. Of course, I will continue to sell clothes on Ebay that no longer suit me (which is what I was doing prior to the holidays). Methinks this challenge will definitely be a challenge.

All I can say is, so far so good. Today I’m decked out in a me-made skirt that fits better than anything rtw in my closet. The next step (or first step depending on how you look at things) is to finish the skirts I started in 2013 (for a peek at those skirts, you’ll have to pop over to my other blog, here and here and ditch the RTW skirts where the fit is less than ideal (most of them).

I’m at a loss how to end this post so I’ll just say this: things are about to get interesting.


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