the great purge - closet edition

The part of our KonMari process that really surprised me was my closet.

I felt like I didn’t have any clothes. That nothing fit. That I was just wearing the same things over and over and over.

And I realized that part of that was true. I do have clothes. A lot of things fit. But I was wearing the same things over and over and over. But that was intentional. I was wearing what brought me joy.

I removed the things that didn’t fit. I removed the things that didn’t bring me joy. I removed any shirt that had buttons on the front. I threw away bras that were uncomfortable and underwear that didn’t fit. 

And I was left with a closet of comfy cotton dresses, yoga pants, black skirts, long tank tops, three-quarter sleeve cardigans, and tshirts.

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It is glorious. My closet feels so, so happy. I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces with you.

My absolute favorite shirt in the whole entire world right now is this piece I just received last week. I have followed Morgan Day Cecil since the days she was Lexington Local. Before her little girl was born. Before she moved to Seattle. I can’t tell you how much I wish I would have reached out and met her while she was still here. This incredibly soft and roomy tshirt is inspired by Ephesians 6. I feel both empowered and held in this one. Just love, love, love.

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I also have a crush on Hannah Marcotti. I have done a few of her offerings, but she is also social-media-friendly with a lot of people that I consider friends. So there is this one-step-removed friendship that I enjoy. I was at home feeling a little sorry for myself (Nathan was on a run with my old friends) when CoyoteLoon held a flash sale on Instagram on the #ilovethislifenow sweatshirt. And I ordered it not because the message was true, but because I wanted it to be true. I wanted to be cozy and secure in my life. I wanted to remind myself to make the choice to love my life – while I am dissatisfied with my body and while I am trying to pay down our debt and while I am facing impending unemployment. I want to love it. And this shirt is a reminder to do so. And I love that my picture made it into her post. I feel like I am sincerely working at releasing myself into my process. And learning to love it and not fight it.

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Rounding out my faves (and adding a little color) is my Curvy Yoga Nashville shirt. I love how it reminds me of the studio and the people that I love so so much. There is a piece of my heart that will always live in Nashville.

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What rounds out my wardrobe? Pencil skirts from Old Navy. Yoga pants from Lululemon and LulaRoe. Tank tops and cotton cardigans from H&M. Sweater cardigans from Gap. A few pairs of jeans that I bought on consignment. And that is it.

Do you love your wardrobe?

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Are you on my mailing list? I have a lot of things in the wrapping-up-planning stages. Yoga courses (both in-person and on-line), a video version of Wild About Your Life (live event listed below), and another run of Find Your Flow. All of these will be in limited quantities and will be announced on the email list first. Emails go out every Thursday.  You can sign up right at the top of my homepage!

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I am so very excited to present this free workshop at the Lexington Public Library. In the contest of the book Wild, we'll brainstorm ways to take an epic adventure right here in your own life. There is no fee for this workshop (yippee), but registration is required.