Monday, February 6, 2012

Days Of The Week

Sunday nights, I have a series of rituals.  I pluck my eyebrows, I trim my nails, and I pick out my outfits for the week.  You all know I'm crazy-organized by now, so it shouldn't be a shock to anyone that I preplan my weekly ensembles, right? 

Our bedroom is small - like the size of most people's laundry rooms.  I don't have space to spread things out, so I went vertical with my outfit organization.  I bought this chalkboard frame from Wisteria a few years ago.  Wisteria doesn't sell it anymore, but I did find a version of it online here.  From Wisteria, it was $70.  However, I noticed on Amazon, it's considerably more expensive. 

The frame is about four feet across, with seven hooks, and chalkboard squares - perfect for my outfits of the week!  I just chalked the days of the week, spray painted some hangers red, and I was all set to play dress-up. 

Sunday nights, it usually looks like this.  (Beloved co-workers, you're getting a sneak peek of the week!)
This system has worked well for me.  As a secondary teacher, I get up at the crack of dawn, so it helps save time when my outfits are already chosen.  
I've shared before that I'm a dreamer.  Laying out my outfits like this lets me dream, but also makes me do, since I actually wear each outfit.  Dorky confession:  seeing my outfits picked out makes me look forward to each day of the week (even Mondays).  Displaying my clothes like this makes each outfit feel special and new...even when it's not.
By the way, I think it would be fairly inexpensive to make one of these wall systems.  All you would need is some wood, chalkboard paint, and hooks.  Just a thought...

1 comment:

  1. That is a GREAT idea. I spend at least ten minutes trying to put something together each morning.
    In the spirit of the stopping spree I might even be able to make that without purchasing anything...I'll keep you updated.