Lauren Manoogian knit skirt
Madewell oversized button front shirt | SOOOO old!!!!
Organic by John Patrick Potato sweater | secondhand options at The Real Real
Women by common Projects sneakers | secondhand at the Real Real
It’s been so nice here for a few days, so I shaved my legs, and started wearing skirts; I’m going to take advantage of this for as long as I can! Skirts/dresses are so much more comfortable for me now that I can’t stand to have anything tight around my midsection. I have a very low tolerance for cold and don’t tend to wear skirts or dresses in winter unless it gets above 60 degrees. I DO NOT like tights, or layering over leggings. And I don’t wear boots. *shrug*
Anyway, I watched some of the new Tidying Up Netflix series this weekend – along with everyone else apparently – and didn’t think it was that great. Mostly, I just kept thinking WHY SO MUCH STUFF?? SO MANY CLOTHES!!!! And I wanted Marie to just say to some of these people – do you really think you need that much stuff?? TOO MUCH!!!
Even the after photos gave me anxiety from all the stuff.
To be fair, her method is more subtle, and she is much more positive in her approach; she seems to think that most people if they touch everything and try to feel the joy it sparks, or does not, they will make the decision to get rid of what does not and consequently have less stuff.
That did seem to happen with some of the participants, but I honestly didn’t feel that any underlying issues were solved. I guess I would have liked to have seen more of the “hard work” that is necessary for real tidying up – the psychological reasons why they were stuck with so much stuff in the first place. But that’s just me maybe – I love that stuff LOL. I don’t like surface/easy fixes because they’re meaningless.
Marie is so cute – I love her voice, and I did find watching her fold things very helpful (I never understood it reading the book). And I will admit I did feel a little inspired to go through my closet again for a little mini-purge. And folding session LOL. I have way too much “home” stuff – t-shirts, tanks, etc., that I just wear at home, and they are all just stuffed into a drawer so I can never find anything. Except the things I tend to wear most often are at the top – which means everything else should go. Right??
How was your weekend?