Hey, hey! How are you today? Here’s a little something about me I feel like sharing today. I’m sooooo not good at dressing myself. I mean, I am physically able to put my clothes on, but please, for the love of God, won’t someone just pick out my outfit?
If it were up to me, I would wear comfy jeans and t-shirts every single day. Oh, who am I kidding? Jeans ceased to be comfortable now that I’m less than a year away from 40. If it were up to me, I’d wear pajama bottoms and t-shirts every single day.
Now, this isn’t to say I don’t enjoy looking nice. I really feel good when I’ve managed to put on something that doesn’t look about a decade behind the times. But it takes a lot of effort for me, and I always feel like I’m guessing at what looks good on me. And don’t get me started on shoes. I might be the only woman on the planet who doesn’t like to go shoe shopping. But it’s only because I. Have. NO. Idea. What goes with what.
The situation has gotten so dire that my sister-in-law (on 2 or 3 occasions) has helped me purge my closet of all the clothes she thinks are hideous or outdated. We laugh our freakin’ butts off while she drinks wine on my bed and I try on outfits made popular by Rachel and Monica, then throw them in a pile for Goodwill.
So, my friends, I’ve joined Stitch Fix at the urging of my friend, Cara, and it might just change my life. Check it out! If you, too, are fashion-challenged and find yourself wearing square-toed heels circa your college years, or digging through your yoga pants and cargo capris for some grown-up pants suitable for an adult night out, only to find that they are so wide-legged one of your children could stow away in one of the pant legs…then meet your new best friend.
Ok, so enough about my “problems.” On to my project. I had some old Target t-shirts that I was bored with, so I decided to get another year of life out of them by stenciling them with freezer paper. I got the idea from Pretty Providence. I’ve used this technique before on a pillow (get the full directions for how to create a freezer paper stencil here), and it truly does work like a dream, but I was inspired by the script-y words Pretty Providence painted on their shirts. I used Martha Stewart’s acrylic paint in sterling silver to create “Bonjour” (font is called Another Shabby) on my purple tee and a heart on my gray tee. I then used a gold Sharpie paint pen to freehand the word “LOVE” on the heart. So far, they’re both holding up great through a couple of washings, although I haven’t put them in the dryer.
So what do you think? Would you try spicing up your T-shirt collection with this idea? Are you fashion-challenged?