DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Monday, September 27, 2010

so THAT'S where all my money went!!!


This will be a slight departure from my usual goofing around, so be warned...

I've been thinking about how dull and repetitive I've felt for quite some time. The wardrobe is only part of the issue, since I'm also a newlywed getting used to married life, a new stepmother getting used to putting my desires second, and a transplant trying to find my groove in a completely new place.

To top things off, I'm also dealing with a lot of weight gain, due to several injuries in a row over the last few years.

So the blog was conceived to get me out of my rut.

I've been sorting through my messy jewelry box and closet. While I'm not even close to finished with this project, I thought a preview of the goodies that I will try to break out of hiding would be fun.

As you see, I have a LOT of scarves. It's a little insane, really. Early into practicing law, I decided that, since ties are mandatory for the guys, I should make sure to wear necklaces or scarves to project a feminine yet professional image.

And because I was single, I had plenty of money to spend.

These gorgeous scarves were buried in the back of my closet under dry-cleaner plastic. No wonder I haven't been wearing them. What a waste....

Um.... yeah... I have a lot of necklaces too. Good thing I have these belt-hangers to store them! A lot of them had been stored in more inconvenient ways, so they haven't seen a neck in ages.

And a lot of the earrings I haven't been wearing, because they were tangled up in my jewelry box. I picked up these containers in the Walmart craft section. They are meant for storing beads for crafts-- and are the perfect size for most of my earrings.

I don't even think this is all my accessories, but this is the bulk of them, anyway.

Oops! The purses... I have quite a few, but most of them are a bit small for my life today. Hubby and Stinky always want to put something in my purse. Yep, I'm the family pack-mule.

I wonder if I will find more accessories once I'm finally done with the basement sort? I started a month or so ago, and gave a bunch of my too-small clothing to one of our interns, who had a terrible wardrobe and no money. I gave her the things that are office-appropriate, but too "young" for me now. Things I wouldn't wear to work if they fit me tomorrow, but were still a little tough to let go.

I've had a lot of beautiful clothing, and I have a ton of gorgeous things that don't fit now. I'm donating a lot of them to charity, but hanging onto the clothes I would wear to work or other events today if they fit. But I'm not ready to give up on them, so I'm investing in Space Bags. So if this diet I'm on, which makes me cranky as hell, works-- I'll be shopping in my basement first!

I'm not even getting into the shoes, so many of them I can't wear at the moment due to foot, knee and ankle issues. But I haven't given up yet, so I'm not ready to clear them out, as I'm sure the "Clean House" people would make me do. I love watching that show- it's like a train wreck. I just can't look away!

It's a bit crazy to think of how much money as been spent on clothing that does not fit anymore. I bought some things at thrift shops and yard sales, but still...$$$$. But I am way too cheap to throw stuff out, so I am really pushing myself to get rid of some of the stuff anyway. I'm making decent progress, sticking to my self-imposed "rules".


  1. I'm working on the same issue ... items I glance thru every day but don't actually ever seem to get around to wearing. Now, as things come through the laundry, I'm actually putting them in a whole separate part of the closet and making them off limits. I'm hoping that this will force me to work through my items. Maybe you can do something similar?

  2. Most women have excess clothes and jewelry, accumulated during the past. Sorting through them, like freeda is doing, is productive: you can edit what you want to keep; give away what you'll never wear again; and decide where you want your future style to go. I've seen gradual evolution in my own style from doing this.

    Your storage seems very neat and organized.

    I'm envious of your scarves. I understand how you collected so many; I have a gazillion neckties.