Alison of DC Celine is one of the pioneers of the DC fashion blogging scene. She writes about style, the runway, her “Beans” as well as life’s ups and downs. She is a federal contractor by day, an exceptional mom, and–I can personally attest to this–she is also a great friend. Recently, she joined us in our #Stylebook10for10 challenge. Here is the beginning of her recap, an honest and inspiring account of her experience.
The Alexandria Stylebook team called for volunteers to join their “10 for 10” experiment: 10 pieces of clothing for 10 days. Accessories, shoes, and outerwear? Up to each participant how “hardcore” they wanted to be.
“I don’t have time. I don’t have clean clothes. I don’t like my clean clothes.”
Then I thought about it for a few seconds, without the excuses.
Truth of it is, I’m in a funk. The DayJob is demanding. The Beans have their own demands. Exercise and even eating well, which got me to my #healthyme goal a little over 2 years ago (first post in the series here, and all of them here), aren’t just in the back seat, they’re in the “way back.” I’m up 10-15 pounds from my fit, happy place, where I feel strong and sleek. My closet is full of clothes that fit the strong, sleek me much better than the now me, if at all. I have a few pieces that are more forgiving than others, and I rewear them. Over and over and over.
“So why not?” I thought. I do it anyway.