CaseyLand: CaseyLand Closet

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CaseyLand Closet

Last year around this time I was all excited about taking pictures of my outfits every day of the week and sharing them in a little round up post! I got two weeks in and then I got the first trimester exhaustion and it took enough energy to get dressed that taking pictures seemed impossible.

So, I'm back! And I make no promises! I mean, this was the first week and I only took three pictures!

Why do I want to do this? A few reasons, I guess. I have always enjoyed getting dressed. The right outfit can do wonders for confidence. I find that when I'm feeling good about the way I look, I get more done during the day around the house, with my kids, and outside of the home as well. I have more energy than the days that I just throw sweats on and barely make time to wash my face. That's not to say those days don't happen - they definitely do! I do not get ready every single day, but I definitely try to get ready most days. And that's also not to say I don't enjoy wearing sweats! I most definitely do. I have this comfy pair of leggings I got from TJ Maxx that are literally perfection. They are soooo soft and have pockets, and I could go on and on! Anyway!

I've been working on being more intentional with my life in general, but especially clothes. I used to buy buy buy when I saw something on sale or thought it looked pretty cute. It's all retail therapy, right? I went through my closet and did a MAJOR overhaul. I got rid of 5 or 6 bags of clothes that I wasn't in love with, or that I was saving for some reason even though I wasn't wearing them. I've made a new resolve to only allow myself to buy clothes I have an actual need for, and in that case, I want the item to be high quality so I can count on it lasting. I'd much rather spend a little more money on one item that will last than on 5 items that will go out of style or wear out quickly. I'm about to switch out my winter closet for my spring/summer closet (come on Indiana spring, where are you?!) and I already know some more stuff I'm going to get rid of because I didn't wear it all winter.

With a smaller wardrobe, I've realized how necessary good accessories are. Before, when my closet was full to bursting, I didn't have the energy or time to think about accessories. I couldn't ever decide on a necklace to buy because I didn't know what it would "go" with. With a smaller selection of clothes, it's much easier for me to buy accessories because I know what I'm going to wear! So my new goal with getting dressed is to also be intentional with accessorizing, and it's made getting dressed a lot more fun!

I know to some people this may seem frivolous or a time waste, but at least for me, this expression of personal creativity brings more joy to myself and in turn helps me be a better wife, mom, and friend, simply because I feel good about myself.

I could go on and on but... we'll save some thoughts for future posts I guess!

We have had a lot of grey rainy and snowy days here lately, so the picture quality is not the best, but we'll just have to get over that for now.

Hat: Gigi Pip, Hoodie and Leggings: TJ Maxx 
(These are my most favorite leggings in the world, I scoured Amazon for them and couldn't find them. If I ever do I will link them.)

Pants: Nordstrom   Sweater: Gap   Neck Scarf: Madewell   Smartwatch that I never take off: Fitbit Ionic 

Hat: Gigipip   Jacket: Gap   Tee: Piper and Scoot   Pants: American Eagle   Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Seriously these jeans are so beautiful. They are ultra high waisted and I am 100% on board. 

When I do these posts, do you guys want links? Everything I'm wearing in this post is either old or was on sale, but I'd be happy to point you in the right direction if I know it's still sold or know of something similar.

Challenge for today: Have fun getting dressed!! Be aware of what you are putting on your body! Find that outfit you would wear every day if it wasn't weird to do so!
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