A couple of months ago, I was in a rut when looking in my closet to pick out my clothes for work. I, like most girls, would throw half my closet on the bed, scream out in agony, and declare, “I have nothing to wear!” I would mount the pile of reject clothes and, being the semi-dramatic girl that I am, curl up on top of the heap of fabric to sob before finally giving up and putting on the same-go-to’s I always wore.
As a creative soul, this lack of ingenuity tortured me. Every time I wore an uninspired outfit, my mood suffered. Until one Tuesday evening, my husband and I figured out a cure.
Jed was sitting on the couch watching sports and I wanted to play dress up in my closet—not an unusual Tuesday for us.
“Babe,” I said. “Let’s play a game.” He looked at me with eyes that said, “Only if I can play this game from the couch.”
“No, I think you will actually like this,” I said. “It’s a game that will allow you to stay exactly where you are, and all you have to do is say any three words.”
“What kind of words?” he asked.
“And then what?” he asked.
“And then I will take your three words and form three outfits that embody those words, and then I will have my clothes picked out for the rest of the week.”
“OK,” he said hesitantly, interested in the challenge but more interested to get back to his bball. “Let’s go with Miami, housewife, and French.”
I stood there intrigued for a couple of moments, making my best thinking face. And then, like that, I was filled with inspiration. I gave my darling a kiss and headed straight to my closet.
After a couple of minutes of mixing this and that, belting, layering, and accessorizing, I had put together three outfits that I had never worn, let alone imagined, in my life.
Ever since the invention of that glorious game, dressing for work has been a wonderful adventure!
Ready for a challenge, here are three words for you to play with. Share your looks with me by tagging your outfit photos with my Instagram handle or with me on my Facebook page. Most creative wins a featured look and interview on my blog!! Enter as many times as you’d like! Winners chosen on my birthday 10/27
Here are some inspirational images to get you going!
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