|Meet Christa, who showed up to a baby|
shower and inadvertently matched the
The other day she had on this really cute sweater thingy, and I said "Christa, I really like your sweater, where did you get it?" and she explained to me that she didn't know because she takes her tags off of her clothes when she gets them. At first I thought, man that is just crazy. But then she explained that when she sees what store the clothes come from she perceived the clothes and having different "value" solely based upon the label. She said once she started removing the labels she saw her clothes for what they were, and even treat her clothes differently. Now I may be paraphrasing her a little here, so she'll have to forgive me.....
As I was folding laundry the other day, I thought, he there's something to this. I totally judge the value of my clothing by what I paid for it, and what the label says. Bad judgmental me. As I clean out my closet in the moving process I will be getting rid of stuff that doesn't fit and I don't wear, regardless of the price I paid for it. Why hold on to stuff that it 3 sizes too big I was a 16/18, not I'm a 10/12)? I did save a few things for myself that were larger for post-partum when having more kids, but that's it. You know that 2 months where you look like a blown out tire?
I don't think I'm going to attack my clothes with scissors and slice off all the labels, but I'm going to try to take Christa's approach more.
Today I almost wore a dress to work that I made myself, but I felt it was a little too short for the office.....I'll have to show you guys my creation, it is the first thing I've made that I would wear out of the house....score, I got the fabric for 2 bucks.