Ok, for this last challenge item folks, I am seriously up in the air.
Moto cardigan: miken (TJ Maxx, old)
Leather jacket: Karen Millen (old)
Jeans: 7 for all Mankind dojo cut (gift)windiest, foggiest campus on Earth.
Thing with moto/biker cut things are, they usually can't be worn open, because they have that double flap and asymmetrical zip, so they hang funny. So I'd have to wear this as a shirt. And as a shirt, it is not very flattering to my waistline:
Keep, or donate?
Either way it falls, this has been a very useful challenge, though I am looking forward to putting together my wacky outfits with more freedom again. I'll have a post up in the next week or two with stuff I'm weeding from my closet. If you covet any item I'm getting rid of, let me know and I can try to divvy 'em up and send them out. Here's my idea:
If you like the item I send you, you can donate a small sum to a charity or a person in need! This is totally voluntary, and if you are not in a financial place to do so, of course it's understandable not to. It's been a rough year for many of us! I'm doing this clothes thing because I'd like to send out a little cheer. :D
All items that don't get claimed I'll donate to WEAVE in Sacramento when I next visit my family, which is a thrift shop for Women Escaping A Violent Environment. Services include help for LGBTQ persons, teens, military, mothers, and more.
-----December sure came quickly! I've felt increasingly lucky and happy all fall and into winter. I gained all the weight I lost to stress back, my kidney is okay, and I have enough money to last out the few weeks of this semester until I graduate. I am finally, after 3.5 years, not stressing the hell out about money all of the time and it is such a relief. It eats so much of your energy, that sort of stress.
In the new year I am moving back to my hometown to save money while I wait to hear from graduate schools, and maybe picking up a new part time job (or two. or three.) I haven't given much to charity since I've been running myself into the ground with school, so maybe I can look into that as well. :D
I hope that you all are safe and warm this winter. Thank you all for reading; this blog has definitely been one of the highlights of my 2013!