Monday, October 3, 2016

31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes 2016 - 03: "Wardrobe"


It has been observed that those who suffer from depression get to a point where they stop taking care of themselves--they stop taking the time to groom themselves properly and they stop dressing well.

I've been there.

I'd not even given myself permission to buy new clothes for years.  Settling for ill fitting hand-me-downs and thrift store cast offs was all I would allow.

Recently, I began slowly building a wardrobe I was pleased with. I'm no clotheshorse by any stretch of the imagination, and I am still very price conscious.  However, when I wear pieces from my new wardrobe, I feel better--mentally because I chose these pieces rather than settled for them; physically because the clothes fit well and suited my shape.

Soon it will be time to hunt for cool weather outfits.  I look forward to it.



  1. There's something fun about buying a new outfit, isn't there? I don't do it often, so I guess it also marks a special occasion for me.