November 18, 2005

Confession Time

I have a few projects I need to finish. The big one is sorting through the clothes I must admit I'll never use up here.

This is where the confession comes in.

I. Am. A. Clothes. Horse. They say the quickest way to beating an addiction is to admit you have a problem. There it is. In black and white.

For over 15 years I've had very high profile jobs. Jobs where it really mattered how I dressed and the image I gave out. Also - I did a lot of socializing with business. Cocktail dresses galore. But...given all that - I still went just a little bit over board.

Let me give you a couple of examples.

I have over a dozen:
*pairs of black slacks. Yes - black slacks. Oh, different styles, but
*pairs of grey slacks. Now these are all different shades and styles.
*black tops. Sweater, shells, All Black

I have 2, count them TWO green silk suites. The same shade of green. The jackets are just slightly different.

I have 3 "little black dresses".

I have 7 white tops. 2 exactly the same. EXACTLY.

I'll stop there. Let's just leave it with I got a lot of flippin' clothes.

Many of these are just not going to work up here. Plus - for the first time I have a job where I don't have to *dress*. I just gotta be business casual. That could be a problem. I don't have business casual.'s out with the old so I can get some practical stuff. Warm sweaters. Cords. Colored jeans. Boots. You know - northern stuff.

Plus - my turquoise spandex skirt wasn't the hit up here it was in Florida. Yeah - that's gotta go now too.

So that's what I'm doing tomorrow. My goal is to finally, finally finish up the sorting and packing up of the old stuff. Damn - I don't know what I'll do if I end up with only one closet full of clothes. That's never happened in my WHOLE life. You don't even want to know!!!!

Posted by Tammi at November 18, 2005 06:45 PM

Hey, if any of that is my size, you let me know... I'll be beating down your door with my checkbook in hand. I hate shopping more than you could possibly imagine!

Posted by: Princess Cat at November 19, 2005 12:20 AM

I had to read that twice. The first time I skimmed it, I swear it read "I.AM.A.CLOTHS.WHORE."

Yes, I'm a bad man... but what size are you anyway? :)

Posted by: Contagion at November 19, 2005 08:50 AM

Honestly, I just want to hear more about that turquoise spandex skirt.

Posted by: zonker at November 19, 2005 09:22 AM

I am a clothes horse with no clothes.....I wish I were closer....damn

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 19, 2005 12:08 PM

Honestly, I just want to hear more about that turquoise spandex skirt.

Me too. Me too.
With pictures.

But not of zonker in the skirt, that's just disturbing.

Posted by: phin at November 19, 2005 12:49 PM

Yeah, Johnny-O and Harvey were having a blast trying on some of that stuff back in Feb....

Posted by: _Jon at November 20, 2005 10:05 AM

I too am a clothes horse but with every new job I get my clothing options become more and more limited.

It makes me sick that I can no longer wear clothes I want to wear, I have to wear a uniform to work.

Makes me sick looking at all the cute clothes out there.

I have not worn a skirt/dress to work in 6 years.

Makes me ill.

Posted by: Machelle at November 21, 2005 07:35 PM

I'm still trying to get over the mental picture of a "Clothes Horse." Is it a horse made of clothes?

Posted by: Ogre at November 22, 2005 10:44 AM