Grades of Laundry

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

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Blazer – The Limited | Shirt – The Limited | Scarf – Nordstrom | Jeans – Gap Outlet | Boots – Macy’s

I think about my outfits the night before but I don’t lay them out or hang them on hangers or anything.  Which means that in the morning I’m sometimes scrambling to find all the pieces.

Take this morning for example.  I knew I wanted to wear this shirt with this blazer and scarf.  I had a different pair of jeans in mind but couldn’t find them.  It’s been awhile since I did laundry so they might be buried in there.  So, back-up jeans to the rescue!

Then I went to my dresser drawer to pull out this shirt.  Not there.  I went to my closet.  Not there.  Did I put it into the bag of things to donate in a fit of closet purging?  Nope, not there (I keep the bag for awhile, just in case).  Scratching my head I had almost resigned myself to wearing a different striped shirt when I saw this one peeking out of the laundry pile.  I didn’t remember wearing it but apparently I had.

So, I did the smell test.  Come on.  You know you do it too.  Smelled clean enough to me.  So, on it went.

I have more than two grades of laundry, okay? There’s not just clean and dirty – there are many subtle levels. If you hang this outside the window for twenty minutes, it’s perfectly fine…
– Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ghostbusters 2

And now you know more information about me than you probably want to.

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12 replies on “Grades of Laundry

  1. kilax

    Ha ha ha! There is never TMI with me! 🙂 And depending on what I am doing (read: not working out) I can wear a lot of things over and over before washing 🙂

  2. Brittany

    I just had this conversation with my coworker about her being weird for always washing her jeans after wearing them once. Who does that?! Haha! I told her I could go month (only kinda kidding) before washing a pair of jeans. They just get so tight after being washed. *whine* But I loved this post. It’ll make me giggle for the rest of the day.

  3. carrie

    I admit to taking things out of the hamper when I want to squeeze one more wear out of them …
    Love that scarf – fun colors and print!

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