May 1, 2012 in 52 Delights Project
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Apart from my calf muscles giving out from wearing high heels every day (after months of ballet flats), my week of reinvention was great. I pulled out summer items and reworked them into my winter wardrobe and avoided my basic top + jeans combo at all costs. It made me remember how many beautiful pieces I have in my closet that aren’t given the air time that they deserve!
There were also a few pieces that I hadn’t worn because something wasn’t quite right. The zipper needing fixing, or the hem needed sewing or a button was missing. These have now been put into a pile to action ASAP – why have I been neglecting these gems just because I was too absent-minded to sew a button on? *sigh*
Before you decide that there’s nothing in your wardrobe that you like anymore, perhaps try a week of reinventing or reworking certain pieces and creating outfits you may not have thought to put together before. It is certainly worth a try to see if you can’t save a little on the credit card bashing that may still follow later.
You are all going to think that I have lost the plot and jumped off the deep end when I explain this week’s challenge. I saw this post by Jessica from The Wellness Warrior pop up in my Google Reader feed a few days ago and I have to admit, I was intrigued. I am willing to give anything a go once and see how it feels, so this week I am oil pulling.
Jess explains the technique in more detail than I’ll go into here, but effectively it is the process of swirling oil around your mouth for 20 minutes or so, flushing the toxins out with it when you spit it out. I tried it yesterday with some warmed up coconut oil and surprisingly my gag reflex didn’t kick in. I can’t say it’s the most pleasant experience, but if produces any of the benefits (whiter teeth, healthier gums, better sleep etc) I’ll be a happy girl! I’ll let you know how it goes next week.