My Closet Or My Life!

When working out in my garden (which needs a LOT of work right now) I realized that my garden is a reflection of my wardrobe style. My garden is very eclectic, very full, and contains many different types and styles of plants. I’m a self-confessed leaf-freak, so I tend to select plant varieties more on a longer seasonal appeal than just a short flowering period.trycirtis 2014
The same could be said for my clothes. I love the simple clean lines of Theory’s designs, the drape and hand of Eileen Fisher’s fabrics, but I crave a bright color to accent all the black, much the way I crave a variegated leaf to brighten a shady spot. pulmonariaMy clothing is as eclectic as my garden, I’m not a collector of one designer or one type of plant. If I had a garden with 100 varieties of hellebores or hostas, I think I’d grow bored. If my closet contained only one designer or style, I would likewise grow tired of the look.  I love being able to mix it up, doing a Cat-woman skinny black Diane von Furstenberg legging with heels one day and then going to a tunic with cowboy boots the next.
Maybe it’s my theater background, but all clothing is costume to me – what is my attitude today?  Changing my shoes changes my outlook.
I hope you find a way to play dress-up in your closet, too. Trust me, it’s a lot of fun!  If you want help rattling your cage a bit to shake up your style and break out, let us know.  As always, we love to help!  And if you want to talk plants, I’m all ears!wht erythronium with pine

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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