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What if I were to tell you there’s a better way to get clothes?

What if I were to tell you there’s a cheaper way?

What if I were to tell you that there’s a faster way?

What if I were to tell you that there’s a greener way?

What if I were to tell you that there’s a more human way?

What if I were to tell you that there’s a smarter way?

What if I were to tell you that there’s a way to have more of the clothes you want?

What if I were to tell you that there’s a way to have more clothes that fit you?

What if I were to tell you that there’s a way to have more clothes that look good on you?

What if I were to tell you that there’s a way to have more clothes that you will use or need?

What if I were to tell you that you would look more fashionable?

What if I were to tell you that you could look like you lost more weight?

But there’s a trade off.  You would have to learn some new skills and you would have to suspend your current belief on how you get clothes for your closet.  But after you learn this information, it would be so empowering that it would cause you to think about your clothes in a completely different way?

susant1Can you even believe this is the same person.  Truly, one looks depressed, dumpy, totally out of style, while the other looks like she’s thin, with it, sharp and totally put-together.

That’s the dilemma I see every day.

I have all the clothes (and more) that I could possibly need or want.   And if I want something else, I just make it.  The cost to me is so minimal, that’s it’s no problem about affording it.

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Everything I have looks good on me, and I enjoy wearing it.  Sometimes my clothes have so many good memories after they have gone out of fashion, that it’s hard for me to give them away.  But I know that they can have an afterlife way after my use of them cause there is much more life in them.

If I see a color combination I like, I can have it.

If I see a style I like, I can have it.

If I see a fashionable look I like, I can have it.

If I see a fabric combination I like, I can have it.

If I feel I’m lacking something in my closet, I can have it.

All of that cost less than what I would have to use if I were to go buy my clothes.  When I need a fancy look, I don’t have to worry cause I can have that.  When I need a POW look, I can have that.  When I need a I’m going to tea with the Queen look, I can have that.  When I need a teaching class look, I can have that. When I need a pretty look, I can have that.  Whatever mood or look I want, I can have that! closet
Here’s the best part.  When I open my closet to look for that one item that I know I have, not only can I find it, but it’s easy to find.  Everything I have in my closet is there for a reason.  If I’m not wearing it, no matter how many wonderful memories, or how beautiful it is, it’s taken out.  If after a year, I haven’t gone back to it, it’s given away.  The only exception is that I have some stock garments, like my black suit, some tailored classic jackets, my coats (I’m from south of the Mason Dixon line, so our weather usually doesn’t require a coat during the winter, except for this last winter from hell), and few other staple ensembles, but everything else must be used on a regular basis, or it has lost its job in my closet.   My clothes have to prove to me they are valuable and useful, and if they aren’t, they are gone.

But here’s the part that really baffles me.  I can’t figure out why everyone wouldn’t want a closet that has more clothes that they could use; more clothes that look better on them; more clothes that they would feel better in; more clothes that they enjoy wearing; more cloths that would cost less; more clothes that are faster to acquire; more clothes that are made better; more clothes that last longer; and more clothes that are humane and greener (well you know what I mean. I love the color green and all, but I’m talking about better for the Earth!)

It’s confusing, painful, disturbing, frightening, disconcerting, dumfounding and worrisome to watch so many people, 24/7, fill their clothes with garbage, some of it they will never wear, and most of it they will wear a very little, and that which they do wear, will only last for a very short time.  They continually remain addicted to the same lack of knowledge, skills and therefore the empowerment that brought about this pathetic circumstance that they are currently in.

It’s like there’s a way out of the back of the closet where they are searching madly for that one outfit that will work for them, only to find it doesn’t exist anywhere, and there’s not hope and they emerge from the exhaustive pursuit, only to fall into depression that there is “nothing to wear” AND there’s nothing they can do about it.  There’s nothing they can do about it, because there’s no solution available to them in the limited world of knowledge and empowerment they live in.

There’s a light.  But for some reason most people don’t want to see it, because they aren’t following it. Hell, they aren’t even off the floor trying to recover from the debilitating collapse of their quest to find something to wear in their own closet.

They don’t want to see it because half decade ago, it was deemed uncool.  They don’t want to see it because they have the misperception that it takes a lot of knowledge.

They don’t want to see it because they think it takes a lot of time.

They don’t want to see it because they think it’s too expensive, comparing apples and oranges can make this happen.

They don’t want to see it because they think they aren’t worthy of the effort.

They don’t want to see it because they can’t/won’t suspend a mistaken attitude from their mothers’ and grandmothers’ era.

They don’t want to see it because they think they can’t have a fashionable look, their body is too this or that, their style doesn’t go with their body, how they feel doesn’t go with their size and worst of all they believe some malarkey that some ad guy (like a guy knows this about women).

Some marketing bozo told the world that if you don’t have this or that from this specific place, then you are outdated, outmoded and outahere.

Even further that if you don’t acquire your clothes in a certain way you are outdated, outmoded and outahere.

What’s the very worst, is that a lot of folks have been told so many times that they aren’t worthy (their style isn’t right, their shape isn’t right, their size isn’t right), that when they can’t find anything from the limited clothes that are available to them, then they really aren’t worthy of marketing to.

Think about this: are you one of these people?  Are you listening (and believing) what someone else is telling you what you can wear?  Are you believing that you’re not worthy because you’re not 6′ tall and smoke cigarettes and eat 2 rice cakes a week only to gag yourself to have a shape like a refugee from a concentration camp?

How do you snap out of this?

How do you get called to the front of the class, in front of all your favorite people (living and dead) and be called out that you are better than this?

How do you get scolded for believing fools who tell you that you aren’t worthy?

How indeed!
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  1. Excellent post Claire! Thanks for this!

  2. This is GENIUS!

  3. Love your style of cloths, and the fabrics…You have a great eye for style that compliments the woman’s body.

    Thank You.

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