August 4, 2011


I'm sitting in my room right now looking at my floor and the disaster in my closet... it looks like a raccoon went through the room and scavenged and scurried away with whatever he wanted and left everything else in disarray.

Though I'm not 100% certain I'm moving to Seattle, I'm packing as if I am. That way, when I fly home and want to move there, I can turn around within a couple of days to drive back. I'm no stranger to suitcases, but it's been a while since I've gone through my entire wardrobe.

I've got blazers, t-shirts, and jeans from high school that were super hip at the time and have since lost their edginess. Though I'm neither a trendsetter nor a fashionista, I'm perfectly comfortable taking a fashion risk every now and again, which is exactly why my liquid leggings, fringey bell-sleeved leather cardigan (shocking they made something like that...), and beaded corduroy blazer are staying in my closet. I'll tuck them away so 20 years from now my [hypothetical] daughter can find them and either a) make fun of me or b) start bragging to her friends that she has the coolest mom ever. Naturally, I'm hoping for the latter...

At any rate, I'm aiming to whittle down my wardrobe to two suitcases and a backpack's worth of clothes. As my friend Todd would say, I've got a first world problem trying to get rid of clothing in order that my wardrobe will fit in only two large suitcases. I consider myself very fortunate. After living out of luggage for a solid 12 months (remember, I was apartment-less for much of last summer as well), I have simply forgotten about a lot of the clothes I own. For some of them, it means an instant death. And for other garments, it feels like they're brand-new again.

With that, I leave you with a bit of advice from my favorite, Tim Gunn. I've been a loyal Project Runway fan since the show began, and I adore Tim. He doles out all sorts of good advice -- relating to both fashion and life in general. This interview is definitely awkward... but Tim makes it work!

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