5.20.2014

Bye Bye Blue Jeans

I never really announced this little project here on the blog (it was more of an Instagram announcement), but I figured I'd share a bit about what it's been like to say goodbye to my blue jeans this month. 

As part of just...being in a rut over the past few months, I decided to change a few small things, to see if they'd make any difference in my life. One of those things was to embrace my femininity a little more.

It's an abstract concept, so I knew I needed to have a measurable way of doing this. Thus, #byebyebluejeans, my May project to only wear skirts and dresses. 

So, how's it been?

Not that difficult! I'm wearing a maxi skirt in the outfit above, and it's almost more comfortable than a pair of jeans. Sure, it isn't all that fancy, but I've realized that you can dress down a skirt just as much as you can dress up jeans. Not only that, but I actually have a lot more options by wearing skirts and dresses than if I wore pants. I really only have two pairs of jeans (I don't really wear any other type of pants anyway) that I was wearing in rotation nearly every day, so I have much more variety in my wardrobe these days.

I'm also wearing things that thave been just sitting in the back of my closet, waiting for someday to happen. Well, it's now someday and I'm wearing them! I figured if I haven't worn a dress or a skirt by the end of the month, not including more formal or cocktail wear, it's going to the Goodwill.

Just because I'm wearing a skirt doesn't necessarily mean that I'm predisposed to actually getting ready in the morning (read: hair and makeup), but it does make me feel slightly better about my appearance. If only because I'm not just throwing a pair of jeans and a tank top - I actually have to put a little thought into my outfit for the day!

I haven't been all that great about documenting this project, but I think I'll start taking photos of my favorite outfits to share with all of you. And even when this month is over, I don't really see myself going back to wearing jeans every day!

Oh, and just in case you're wondering - I've only "cheated" once, though I think my lobster shorts are a perfectly acceptable way to break the rules!

8 comments:

Joelle Duff said...

Skirts and dresses are my absolute favorite! Sometimes people ask me why I "dress up" all the time, but honestly its sooo much more comfortable than jeans.

Joelle Duff said...

Isn't it? And I get people that ask me that too, even if I don't feel dressed up! I do say I would rather be overdressed than underdressed in any situation though, so I suppose that isn't a bad thing ;)

Joelle Duff said...

I'm pretty much average height, so I don't really have a problem, but I can definitely see how that can be an issue! I'm glad that you're exploring this a little more too - I just think it forces us to be a little more intentional in our daily choices, which is always a good things! xoxo

Joelle Duff said...

I honestly don't see myself going back to jeans every day now either, and you are right - they are so much more comfortable!

Joelle Duff said...

Aww I love this! I live in my jeans and I have to admit, I get irrationally happy about jeans Friday every week... so I'm not sure I could do it. But I know I'd be the same, I totally wear the same things over and over, it would be great to inject a little bit of variety into the routine!

Joelle Duff said...

That's so great for you, Joelle! I'm rooting for you! Me, on the other hand, I live in denim and comfy pants :) But when summer comes around, I'm all about skirts and dresses!

Joelle Duff said...

Don't get me wrong - I LOVE my jeans! I lived in them too! I think I just needed something to get out of a life rut, you know? And this was definitely something I could do. It's surprising how easy the transition was for me. I mean, even if you don't go a full month wearing ONLY jeans, I do believe in dressing intentionally, somehow :)

Joelle Duff said...

Thanks Jessica! It's still a fun little project, and I definitely think I'll make it to the end of May!


And I mean, summer is right around the corner for you ;)