Operation Wear My Closet: Irish Drinking Hats

I have an obscene amount of clothes.  I donated 5 giant trash bags full of clothes and shoes before we moved into our new house and I still have an obscene amount of clothes, yet, somehow, I never seem to have anything to wear, or rather anything I want to wear.  I haven't unpacked all my clothes yet (I'm still waiting on buying a dresser to unpack them to - it's a process), so I'm getting a little tired of wearing the same things I have managed to unpack over and over and over again.  Add to the fact that I'm somewhat limited in what I wear to work (and I pretty much only leave the house to go to work) and the pajamas or yoga pants I wear when home with the baby and I'm feeling a little fashionably stifled right now (not that I'm all that fashionable to begin with).

So I'm going to try to do something about it.  I don't have any extra money for a new wardrobe, but I bet if I start going through what I currently have in my closet and in boxes it'll feel like I have a new wardrobe!  Enter Operation Wear My Closet.  I'm going to start making an effort to wear all the things I have in my closet (not at once, obviously, that would be weird).  Hopefully, I'll rediscover some old favorites and will also be able to donate a few more things to ultimately make room for some new additions to my wardrobe.

I'm no fashion blogger, but I'll share some of my outfits here to keep up my motivation.  I had no intention of making a production out taking outfit pictures, but then I tried snapping some quick selfies in a mirror with my phone and they looked horrible, and there was no way I was going to put those up on my blog.  So then I had to Google how to take outfit pictures, and I have to say, I don't know how you fashion bloggers do it!!!  Dennis was at work, and Jack is only able to take blurry pics of the floor or his mouth, so I ended up having to use a tripod and the camera's timer.  And I felt like such an idiot!!!  Then my neighbor caught me trying to pose, and I was all, "It's not what you think!"  So these pics aren't all that good.  Guess I'll just have to practice.  Good thing I pretty much have no shame.

I decided to dress me and Jack the same this day.  It's not the first time, and it's not going to be the last.  I plan on doing this until he's at least 20.  Sorry, kid, sometimes you're just going to have to wear a dress (I kid - sort of).  I wore jeans, a long sleeved t-shirt, a vest, and my Irish drinking hat.  Jack wore corduroy pants, a thermal shirt, a vest, and one of his Irish drinking hats.  We both wore our Chuck Taylors.  It was awesome.  Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures.  There was slobber on the lens of my camera that I didn't know about....and I'm not about to take these again.

 My Outfit:

Jack's Outfit:

Song of the Day


  1. Inner Loop AdventuresJanuary 28, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    You and your son are so cute dressed together! I would do that too :) I love your idea of shopping your closet. I have the same problem. And don't apologize for your pic quality, they look great! I didn't even see the slobber :)

  2. That last pic is so sweet, I love your shoes and both sets together are too cute!

  3. What a fun outfit! So cute you and the little man together wearing similar outfits.

  4. Why thank you! I really should know to check everything for slobber by now.

  5. Thank you :) He's my favorite accessory!

  6. I think I need to get a pair for Daddy, too, lol!

  7. I love the vest! I don't have any in my closet just yet, but I keep looking. I love menswear inspired clothing :)

    Got rid of FIVE BAGS??? Girl, that is crazy! I don't think all my clothes would even fill that many bags.

    Looking forward to more outfit posts! I tried a couple of times but they are much harder than they seem!

  8. I love menswear, too. I went through a phase in middle school where I wore button downs and ties all.the.time. I also like how the vest is sorta steampunky, especially with the watch chain.

    Yeah, 5 huge bags. I'm not proud.

    Words cannot describe how terribly awkward taking those pics felt. I'm going to keep trying, though. Maybe I could try making them purposely bad. That could be fun....


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