Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Back with a challenge!

A lot's happened since I last blogged!  The biggest one is that I finished my graduate program.  I've been done with classes and coursework for almost a month now, but I officially graduated about a week ago.  It's been great to have some free time to just relax and do whatever I want.

A couple other big things happened (one that I won't get into) - including my beloved pet turtle's running away.  I've had him since college, and we've been through 3 boyfriends together.  Last week BF was cleaning his tank, and we haven't seen him since, even though we've ripped the apartment apart, looking in every possible place he could be (and some places he couldn't be), but it seems like he's journeyed off into the great green yonder.

But in the midst of all of these things, I realized how much STUFF I have.  I've always been really unable to let go of stuff, but having to go through everything in my apartment made me realize how out of control it is.

So I have a couple challenges for myself.  The first is to sell off as much of my stuff as I can bear to part with.  This is especially true for clothes and shoes.  I'm kind of embarrassed by the amount of clothes, especially brand new clothes, I have.  Same for shoes.  The second challenge is to try to wear something new every day (to work).  And by "new", I mean that it's new to me...many of the things have been hanging around for awhile, possibly even years.  I started this challenge yesterday, and managed to wear 3 new things yesterday!

So, onto my outfit for today.  According to my friends' Facebook status updates, it's supposed to be really hot today.  (And we all know this is the best source for stuff that matters!)  I went with a skirt that I picked up last spring or summer.  It's a petite, which I love, because that means it's actually the proper length to be flattering.  I was originally going to pair the skirt with the spring Celosia cardigan from J.Crew in grey, but I went with this yellow sweater instead.  The shoes are a darker nude peep-toe.

Skirt: Banana Republic (petites)
Sweater: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Watch: Fossil
What's New: skirt, sweater, shoes


Cate May 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

oooh glad you're back! Let me know if you have any clothes you think I'd like- I'd totally be willing to buy stuff off you :)
I'm sorry about your turtle running away, that's so sad!

JTS May 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM  

Hi Cate!! I will definitely let you know - I'm selling some stuff on eBay now (seller ID is sailingariel), but I have a HUGE box that I have to go through this weekend.

Thanks about my turtle. I'm sad, but I hope he's off having fun, doing whatever turtles do!

AppGal May 25, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

Congratulations on graduating!!!!!!! I know exactly how you feel. For a while there, I almost felt guilty for how much free time I had on my hands, but then I realized it was actually what was supposed to be my normal life! So sorry to hear about your turtle...so sad. Hope he's out enjoying that big world out there. Maybe he went out and found a girlfriend :)