Since I began this blog, I've focused purely on the clothing that is seen once I leave home. I've never really spent any time on the clothing I change into once I'm home. I've never really accounted for the coming and going of lounge clothing, and never posted purchases (which were very seldom). I've given this a lot of thought after reading this guest post from Terra and this post on Debbie Roe's blog about the clothing we wear at home.
No More Hiding!
I've come to the conclusion that I was too ashamed to mention my lounge wear/pajamas on the blog. Some of it is in good shape, but a lot of it is not. These are things I bought (or downgraded from regular clothing) for pure function- never caring what I looked like or if they flattered me, but only if they served their purpose and did not chafe or feel restricting. Reading those posts I linked above had me looking at myself and my at-home clothing with fresh eyes- and how embarrassing it feels! I would be (and have been) mortified if someone other than immediate family caught me in my pjs/lounge, which are what I change into the moment I get home no matter what I have on.
I think it's time that at-home me better matches my out-of-the-house me. I want to feel better about myself at home, and I want to set a good example for my little daughter. I also wouldn't mind being more attractive to the husband
I'm planning on revitalizing my wardrobe, but on a budget. I'm thinking another 5-piece wardrobe challenge is in store for this capsule (20 items max) to keep the sheer amount of purchases down, and I've decided to set a budget of $700 for those items. I don't want to go overboard, but it's in desperate need of a revamp. I also commit to doing an inventory and posting it. Once I've replaced/purged some of the more embarrassing things, I'll participate in the LIWI challenge (with photos of each item as planned for my out-of-doors capsule) so I can get this in shape! The only items that will 'not count' here will be underwear (except that I will post all new purchases).