I'm having a difficult time admitting this, but...
There I said it. I racked my brain long and hard this morning to think of SOMETHING that I could contribute to the first ever Fight the Frump. Finally, it hit me.
I think my main source of frumpiness (is that a word?) is my pack-rat tendencies. My mother (who is not the least bit frumpy at all and tries her best to de-frump me when possible) has a rule: When you buy a new item of clothing, you MUST get rid of one old article of clothing. This is a rule that I have to follow whether we go shopping together or she's bought me clothes for my birthday.
It's a rule that I'm quite awful at following - although I'm getting better. I recently went through all the clothes in my closet, and discovered some REALLY awful pieces that I've had since my first child was born, college or even high school. I'm quite ashamed to admit this, although I did throw away/donate several boxes of
So, here is my tip: Throw out items that are old, outdated or worn. (Stained goes without saying - right? Although I have kept one UGLY t-shirt that hangs in my closet for
dying my hair doing messy jobs around the house.) If you buy something new, get rid of something old. This assures that you have room in your closet for those supa-fab (to quote Fussy) new things you've just brought home, and of course, you will be doing your part to Fight the Frump.