{Inspirational Mom: Christi Hucks and the One Year Wardrobe Resolution}

January 13, 2014

Great girlfriends are such wonderful gifts, and they bring so much joy and happiness into my life.  After finishing Graduate School at USC and moving to a new town, it didn't take long for me to meet some amazing women who I knew would have a special place in my life.  I immediately clicked with Christi, and she has become such a dear friend to me.  After giving birth to my little Kate, she has also become someone I can always turn to for good, supportive "mama advice."

Not only does Christi have a kind heart, good soul, and loving nature, she is also absolutely gorgeous with the most amazing style sense!!  Talk about a fab friend! :) As if those qualities aren't impressive enough, Christi has just embarked upon a journey that is truly inspiring.  She has vowed to refrain from buying any new clothes for an entire year on a mission to discover if less really is more, and you can read more about her One Year Wardrobe Resolution below.

For those of you who know her, you already know how downright wonderful she is…For those of you who don't know her, allow me to introduce you to Christi Hucks...
{Christi, Robert, Riles, and Winn}
Christi Hucks lives in Conway, SC with her husband Robert and their two boys, Riles (5) and Winn (3). Christi graduated from the University South Carolina School of Law. However, she gave up practicing law to focus on her family. She is doing what she loves most in the world - being a stay-at-home mom and wife. 

Here is Christi's story behind her One Year Wardrobe Resolution Journey…
It all began the end of November 2013. I decided to "purge" my closet of the things I no longer wanted. I gathered 4 huge lawn and leaf trash bags worth of clothing - some of which still had tags. The worst part: I couldn't even tell I had taken anything out of my closet. It was sobering. I knew I had a problem. Online shopping and impulse buys at stores like Target (where clothes are "cheap") had control of my life. I had credit card debt and the anxiety that goes with it. I knew I had to make a change. I started praying to God for a resolution. What a lot of people don't realize is that, when you pray, it is not a one-sided conversation. You have to be quiet and listen. When you stop "talking" and start "listening" God will answer. Now I can't promise you will like what He has to say. Because I know I didn't! That quiet little voice said "You need to go an entire year, all 4 seasons, learning to appreciate what you have. Nothing new for 365 days." Nope. I didn't like this response. So I pushed it away. I thought to myself "There is NO WAY I could do that!!" I tried to give up online shopping for Lent last year and failed miserably! God knew this. Yet every day, the words came back. They started to get stronger and resonate with my soul. I decided that if I was going to do this, I was going to need a plan and a support team. God doesn't expect us to take on challenges alone. So, I called on some of my closest friends (who happen to be my size) and told them my plan. All of them had the same response: "You are crazy!! Why??" So this is what I told them: 1. I have way more than I could ever need. 2. I want to learn to be happy with the things I have. 3. I want to find out if "less" really is "more". 4. I want to prove to myself that I can do it. 5. There are more important things I should be spending my money on. I also told them I was fully aware I am going to have "withdrawals" and may even "relapse" over the course of this year. So, being the awesome friends they are, they all agreed to open their closets when I feel the need to "shop"! They agreed to let me borrow their best and send me their cast-offs. It takes a group of supportive friends and family to help with a resolution of this magnitude. This is more than a journey of shopping restrictions, it is a journey of self. It is proving to myself that the "things" of this world do not control me. It is finding the courage to take on a challenge that God has placed on my heart and knowing He will guide and support me the entire way. It is learning to count my blessings and be truly thankful for the people in my life who I treasure above all things.
Christi has created an Instagram feed and a Facebook Page where she documents her journey, and you can follow her here and here {@the1yearwardroberesolution}.  Hop on over and follow her now…I know you will be inspired!
{The Hucks Family}
I once read somewhere that best friends are the people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live a little better…Christi is definitely one of those friends for me, and Forrest, Kate, and I are so blessed to have Christi, Robert, Riles, and Winn in our lives.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Christi and her sweet family as much as I have!

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Kate Spade Satchel said...

I bought this for a friend who is a size 10 and is a D cup. The top was a bit loose but with a quick alteration to the back straps it will be perfect. She is also tall and the dress has the perfect length.