James Perse canvas pants | at the outlet
James Perse casual tee
Everlane cashmere sweater
Alexander Wang Rockie satchel (gift from Azalea) | Rockie w/rosegold studs available at Azalea for 25% off with code GRECHEN25
No6 Clog wedges
Remind me why I’m doing this challenge again?? Already I want to quit. No, I don’t, I actually like having my wardrobe planned out for me the next two weeks, and there’s nothing else I want to wear, so I don’t know what I’m complaining about. It’s just my usual rebellion against any sort of order or discipline in my life 😉
I also chose this week to start a new “lifestyle” (it’s kind of a diet, but not really – I want it to be my life, for the rest of my life), so I’m heavy into change mode, or getting my shit together mode as I like to call it. Today, I’m doing my first “fast” as part of the “diet” plan in the Fast Diet. I’m going to follow the 5 days “regular” eating 2 days “fasting” plan until I lose my last 25 pounds, and then maintain with 1 fast day a week.
I use the term “fast” loosely, because I’m going to eat about 500 calories, so it’s not nothing, but it is a little less than half the calories I eat normally. I’ve been reading a lot lately about fasting and calorie restriction for a healthier life overall, and I’m pretty convinced that there are great benefits, including a reduced risk of cancer. Nothing is perfect, and nothing is going to keep me alive forever, but I do want to do all I can to decrease my likelihood of dying from a horrible disease.
Anyway, that aside, as I drink my coffee and try to keep busy not thinking about food – which isn’t that hard in the mornings – I only had one issue with my outfit yesterday: I would have worn a crew neck t-shirt under the sweater if I could have. I didn’t choose a crew neck t-shirt as part of my 10 items because I don’t normally wear them alone and I preferred to have the scoop neck for wearing under cardigans, or alone if it’s warm enough.
I quickly got over the fact that my necklines didn’t match up, but you can see that’s the sort of thing I do think about as I’m getting dressed. Obviously it ended up not mattering, and I think it did make me realize that for travel, since I do tend to bring multiples of the same item, just with different necklines or sleeves, etc., I need to pick one white t-shirt and be done with it. And now I know I can do that. Mission accomplished 🙂
Oh, and I did shop yesterday, and plan on shopping today (did you see the Shopbop code??), but I will not add those items or swap them out with my 10. I’m going to stick to plan. But I did get a great James Perse cap-sleeve tee at Last Call yesterday and then learned that they’re offering $50 off $100 today only. My tee was on clearance so it’s not eligible for the discount, but now I think I must go back…or not.