This past weekend was a productive one. It was that weekend where I accomplished something.
Yes. I done good by accomplishing!!
The “something” was transitioning my clothing from warm late spring and summer clothing into the cooler weather fall and winter clothing.
It’s bye-bye summer wardrobe and hello to the clothing that keeps me warm in the cold weather!
You know, the past couple of months had our weekends at the beach, having the kids visit, going to DC, and to New York and, last weekend, to visit Oona in Cincinnati to help her look for her wedding dress. All of which were great weekends.
Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati–a most pleasant place to spend a weekend–or longer!
And between working and busy weekends there hasn’t been much time for me to get organized. Trust me, I’m not the most organized person on earth. And about the only place that I am organized is at work. My cubicle is well-organized and thought out—all to make my work day flow in an even pace.
But home is a different story. There’s a big difference between being clean and being organized. Our home is tidy and clean—but I’m very disorganized.
No clutter and slightly minimalist–and clean! That’s my house!
The fridge needs to be cleaned. The pantry needs to be re-organized. My closets and drawers—I dunno—they just start out nice and within a matter of months, shirts that I ironed have been stuffed into the dresser and are a mass of wrinkles.
My new mantra. I need this shirt!
And as I ironed the wrinkles out of the tee shirts for a second time, it dawned on me that I needed to take my winter clothes out of the storage bins and put the summer ones away.
It’s bad enough ironing tee shirts a first time–but the same shirts a second time??
And so, I headed out to the garage and took the bins that hold the clothing for cooler and cold weather and placed the bins in the foyer. I was exhausted after hauling them and I figured that since the first step to transitioning the seasonal clothing was done, I could work on the remaining steps during the week.
My big haul. From the garage to the foyer!
Yesterday was a busy day for me. I colored my roots for the first time in three months!
I’m not coloring my hair black anymore. I’ve lightened up to brown!
After the hair was done (which is crazy because I wear wigs), I put makeup on and filmed four YouTube videos. Three wig reviews and one recommendation for eyeshadow palettes!
I reviewed a short wig…
And a great holiday wig that can be worn many ways…
And another long bob (I’ll be writing a blog post on them)
And I finished up with a palette recommendation that Bonaparte loved because Chippy hijacked the video and I got attacked by a plant!
My intention when I was done was to write a blog post.
But then I went upstairs. Bonaparte was kind enough to lug the bins of clothing up to our bedroom. I honestly doubt it was his kindness but it may have been a hint to bust a move to actually take the summer clothing out and replace with the winter clothing.
After mulling it over and playing the new Candy Crush friends game for almost an hour, and realizing that Summer 2018 was gone forever, I started to take the summer clothes out of the closet!
Oh. The fun I’m having with this game…..
But something hit me like a hurricane. I went into working mode and started pulling clothes off hangers and throwing them on the floor like a mad woman! Piles of sleeveless dresses and shorts and lighter-than air shirts—all in a mountain you could ski down.
Then I went through the pile and did something I hadn’t done in years. I purged. Yes! I took clothing that I hadn’t worn all summer—and the summer before—and the summer before that, and put it in a plastic bag to take to Goodwill.
When all was folded, I ran back into the closet and took the hangers off the floor, grouping them by color and, in a classic Mommie Dearest, Joan Crawford moment, threw the wire hangers away!
This was me yesterday! I’m just not a fan of wire hangers. I like plastic much better–perhaps its the longing for plastic surgery in the form of a chin lift…
The bins emptied of the winter clothes, all laid nicely on our bed, I began to gingerly and carefully place the folded summer items in them for storage.
Until next year–even the clothes I never wore…
Go to sleep until next June.
Plaids came out. Skirts and pants. Look, I’ll be honest—I wasn’t exactly watching what I put into my mouth over the summer and I gained a bit of weight and I was anxious about the fact that my pants may not fit. But—they did, albeit snug but they fit. It was a warning sign for me that I desperately need to get back on track with eating in a healthier manner!
Thank God my favorite Holiday Pants fit!
And these velvet jeans still fit too. I just may wear them to work this week!
The new pile was of dry-cleaning that was needed for a few items and other than that, I organized the clothing in the closet.
It made me want to do more. Seriously, after the closet looked all nicely organized, I hit the drawers. All tee shirts were colorized and re-folded.
Pants and skirts on the left and shirts on the right. Ya think I have enough white shirts?
Oh. And I keep my work shoes at-the-ready with this over-the-door shoe pocket organizer!
Then I went into the sweater drawers and did the same.
Tees all folded–again, and colorized. Ya think I have enough white Tee shirts?
Tippi Sweaters in one drawer….
And my other sweaters in another drawer. I should own stock in J. Crew! That little French Hen sweater is a favorite!
And when all was done, I felt such a great sense of accomplishment! But I know with my uncanny knack for disorganization, the drawers will be a mess within a month. The closet—maybe not so much but the drawers definitely will!
And how crazy was it that I spritzed on the last of my “winter” scent L’Instant and opened my backup?
But it certainly did feel great as I got dressed this morning. I wore my first cool-weather clothing of the season and realized that I did miss wearing my winter clothes. As much as I love going barefoot and sleeveless and those great summer dresses and sandals, I love the blazers and wool skirts and the toasty feeling as the cool air touches my face!
Today’s outfit–a blazer from years past, a wool pencil skirt, a berry sweater, fake tanned legs and nude heels. Very Autumnal!
Speaking of other events of the weekend. Bonaparte and I saw “A Star Is Born”. I kept it a secret that I saw it with Oona after we picked the wedding dress! I knew if I told him I saw the movie he wouldn’t have seen it but it was even better the second time around.
You will need a box of tissues when you go to see this. I want these two to get married IRL–the chemistry between them was like a strong electrical currant!
If you have not seen this movie yet, please do yourself a favor and go!!! Bradley Cooper has been robbed of an Oscar long enough. He’s got to win this time around and Lady Gaga was also Oscar worthy.
I like dirty Bradley Cooper better than clean Bradley Cooper! Which Bradly do you prefer?
I prefer dirty Bradley. How about you?
Back to the subject matter. Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when you’re more organized? Have you transitioned your wardrobe yet?
Inquiring minds wanna know!!
I bought the soundtrack from A Star Is Born–here’s one of my favorite songs. Shallows