Free clothes give-a-way!
Friday night I went with some girlfriends to see the hilarious movie "He's Just Not That Into You" based on the popular break-up book. I do have to admit, when I read this book years ago, it completely changed my life and the way I viewed dating relationships. Bottomline, when a guy wants you, he'll move mountains to pursue you. I hear this now over and over with the sweet love stories from my brides and grooms, and I don't know why it took me so long to go DUH SCARLETT all those years ago!
Then when I got home from the movie ready to slip into my comfy PJs, I hung back up in my closet the shirt that I wore to the movie and stared at it for a minute. It was a shirt I had since college, one those you keep over the years because you JUST MIGHT wear it one more time. But then it gradually makes it way to the back of the closet and starts collecting dust over time. I decided to pull it out Friday night for the movie to give it one more try. And because I ended up wearing it again for the first time in 5 years, I naturally hung it back up in my closet to continue collecting dust.
But then as I gave it the stare down, I realized, "You know what, I'm just NOT into this shirt anymore." And I took it down and threw it on my bed. Thus started, one shirt turned into like 20 others I wasn't into anymore, along with old pants and jackets I used to wear at my corporate job that I haven't worn since, along with old dresses I wore on old dates with old memories I don't care to remember anymore.
So now I have a huge pile of clothes I don't want anymore, but I don't want to throw them out. They are still in great shape and I know they would be perfectly great to pass along to someone in need. So, if there's anyone out there who wants some of my old clothes for free, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to mail them to you! :-)
And just like everything else in life, God has to clean out the old before He can bring in the new. My friend Ginger and I had an awesome day at the Towne Center bonding over fashion and getting some new fun pieces for our Vegas trip next week! Two trends I noticed in the stores this season:
And yes I gave into both. ha! This is my favorite time of year to shop because everything is pink for Valentine's Day. I really try NOT to buy pink so that my closet isn't over saturated with it, but I can never seem help it. It's just my happy color. :-) And needless to say, yes, I'm very into it.
EDIT: WOW, I got sooooo many beautiful emails from so many sweet blog readers who are in need for clothes. I so wish I had enough clothes to go around to everyone, but after a lot of consideration and prayer, I picked a special recipient to provide the clothes too. Thank you soooo much to everyone who emailed me! I pray that God blesses each of your closets through another means beyond what I could provide.
Also, in offering this, from the many emails, I got, I realized there IS such a NEED out for those who need clothes. I encourage each of you to go through your own closets and blog about this opportunity to give back in your local area! How cool is that to pay fashion forward?