¡Viva Thanksgiving!

Hola from San Antonio, the place I was bred, buttered and tortilla'd! Home for Thanksgiving meant I had to take the challenge on the road. That's always extra challenging because I refuse to check a bag which means I cram everything into one carry-on so my choices needed to be on the thinner side and also not prone to wrinkling. Ain't nobody got time for ironing! 

Read More
Lindsey KaufmanComment
It's A Fuzzy Cozy Fri-yay!

Sometimes the only way I can get motivated to brave the cold and get out of the house is to conjure up the coziest warmest items I have. I was going to meet my good friend Billy, a man of impeccable taste, for lunch in Soho so I couldn't show up in sweats, much to my chagrin. 

Read More
Lindsey KaufmanComment
I Got The De-Clutter Bug, And I Got It Bad

Turns out, one organizational change can spawn another. I've started looking at our whole apartment with my pare-down eye and the kitchen has been on my hit list for awhile. I was sick of not being able to find stuff and I thought my husband might blow a gasket if another plastic container fell on his head from a high shelf (yes that was a frequent occurrence). But I knew I needed some help, so I called in the big guns, my friend and professional organizer extraordinaire Dayna Brandoff of Chaos Theory.

Read More
Lindsey KaufmanComment
Shrug It Off

Today was one of my frequent "AHH I NEED TO WEAR MORE OF MY JEANS" panic days. My jeans cave is a dark and scary, scary place I like to avoid at all causes by simply wearing the same few pair over and over (and over). 

Read More
Lindsey KaufmanComment
Old + New = More New(er)

I knew I'd be hunkered down at my desk writing like a madwoman all day, which mean it was a Biz PJ's day all the way. In the BPJ dept, I have these amazing faux-leather textured jeans by 7 for All Mankind. I found them 2 years ago in a spring clear out sale at Bloomie's. They look super chic and totally like the real deal and they were a killer price. I have worn them COUNTLESS times. In fact, I actually do own real leather pants and guess what? I like all my faux ones better. #oops  

Read More
Lindsey KaufmanComment
Reaching Beyond My Cold Weather Comfort Zone

It's finally ACTUALLY cold here today—as in cold enough to wear a sweater and not, well, sweat. I never thought I'd be excited to say any of these things, but this bizarro weather has got me worried about being able to complete the winter portion of the challenge. Oh, and about the environment too. 

Read More
Lindsey KaufmanComment
A Lil' Bit Country, A Lot Rock N' Roll

Over the weekend, my band, Tatters & Rags, played a couple of brunch gigs in Williamsburg. In addition to trying to sing at 10am (I can barely speak before 9am) I also had to attempt to look decent. Since my band has a self-described "Electric Honky Tonk" sound, I decided plaid was the obvious choice. 

Read More
Lindsey Kaufman
Tag, You're It.

Today's 71 degree weather made me feel very conflicted. The Texas girl in me is thrilled to be warm on a day we usually aren’t. It feels like gaming the system (and also like the Earth is broken which maybe isn't awesome). But the Closet Challenge girl is hella worried. With this globally warm fall, I fear I may never make it through all my cold weather wear! 

Read More
Lindsey Kaufman
WHOAAA...I'M HALFWAY THERE....

Welp, here we are at HALFWAY POINT! Three months of closet challenge down, three more to go. That feels like a reeeeallly long time, but I know with the insanity that is the November-December rush, it's going to go by super fast. I just hope I can get everything worn in time.

Read More
Lindsey Kaufman
Do Cooking And Ponchos Mix?

Our weekend was stacked with lots of fun plans (and several not fun ones like the grocery and home projects). We went back to Industry City with our good friends and fellow foodies Bryan & Erica to take a cooking class on Japanese Street Food. Naturally I thought that meant I should wear a poncho. 

Read More
Lindsey Kaufman
Dressed To Fail?

I keep hearing rumors of this "cold weather" we're going to be getting. But yesterday's rain just made things straight-up sticktastically humid, so I figured that was a great opp to wear this army green cotton Splendid dress.

Read More
Lindsey KaufmanComment
Say Hello To Business Pajamas

The CEO of the agency I've been working at is a woman of impeccable taste. I complimented her leather pants the other day, only she said they were not, in fact, leather and also she calls pieces like that "Business Pajamas." She's Scottish, so she also said this with a brogue which made it EVEN better if that's at all possible. Be still my stylish PJ-loving heart! 

Read More
Lindsey KaufmanComment
Stormin' In Stretchpants

This weekend my parents visited from San Antonio. My mom is down for seeing countless Broadway shows (she saw 2) and museums galore. My dad? Well those are just expensive naps for him. So, since #summerfall was still in full effect, I decided to take them on a little road trip a few hours north the Storm King Art Center. It's an open-air museum on a sprawling 500 acres and it is crazy amazing. 

Read More
Lindsey Kaufman