January 31, 2011

Music Mondays

Ten Items or Less (yes, I'm cheating)

I had never heard of the Six or Less Items experiment until Jezebel posted an article about it and was somewhat intrigued but didn't really see the purpose of it.  Then I started unpacking from New York.  Omigod.  I packed so much unnecessary stuff for just 3 days.  It was kind of embarrassing.  Packing to go home for break was the same story.  I packed so much clothing and ended up not wearing a lot of it.  I just feel like my wardrobe and the time I spend thinking about clothes has gotten a little out of control. I decided to simplify simplify simplify and give a project limiting my choice of clothing a shot.  However, I had to make some modifications in order for it to fit my life. 
For the month of February I will be limiting my wardrobe to ten items.  I can't do just six--between not having time for laundry and fear of wearing out my favorite/most utilitarian items of clothing, I just can't.  Also, technically the same item in different colors is supposed to count as separate items, but I have a skirt from Forever 21 in black/gray and navy/red and I'm counting it as one item.  Deal with it.
My goals for the project are:
  • simplify my closet.  Get rid of clothes I do not wear or need
  • dress more creatively.  I don't wear half of my jewelry because I am lazy (accessories don't count as part of the 10 items)  maybe by the fourth time I wear a shirt in two weeks I'll be inspired to spice it up
  • ease up on my compulsive shopping.  spend money (and time!) on more important things.  a "shopping diet" if you will
  • focus less on consuming
  • I've always admired the somewhat European concept of having a small wardrobe filled with well made classics that you wear all the time.  This is a step towards that
So here is what I will be wearing for the next 30 days: 

I'm going to try to take pictures and document the whole process, but we will see how this goes.
wish me luck!
a more extreme version: http://www.theuniformproject.com/

January 25, 2011

New York Part 2

... Is coming.  I have oodles of pictures on my camera (and not just from New York) but in packing for college, left the necessary cable at home, like a dummy.  And of course I didn't realize this until after I returned from Christmas break.  So...photos from that camera and that trip will have to wait.  But while you wait, here's a photodump of a different nature:

January 13, 2011

Instax Mini

i got an instax mini for christmas and i am absolutely in love with it.

January 09, 2011


 I read this book on the flight home.  
It's incredible and very well written.

Spring Semester Goals

  1. Don't get behind on class reading
  2. read at least 1 non-school book a month
  3. Make time for fun/creative projects
  4. Be less of a lazy home-body
  5. Spend less time on the internet
  6. Grow out my hair  (not really school related but whatevs)

January 02, 2011

New Years Resolutions

1. Learn to Play Guitar
2. Knit (a whole scarf)
3. Save more Money
4. Read more
5. Start (and finish) more creative projects

6. Don't Procrastinate
7. Take a sign language class 
8. Exercise Regularly