OYTACC: Day 51 (green doily skirt)

///OYTACC: Day 51 (green doily skirt)

OYTACC: Day 51 (green doily skirt)

A couple of housekeeping things before we get started today:

  1. My fingers hurt from typing out One Year to a Clean Closet every damned day, so from now on I’ll be using the extremely catchy acrynym OYTACC, or “oy-tac” as I like to call it. You know, as in “Oy, this project is going to give me a heart attack.” Like that.
  2. Want to know what I love more than shopping? Comments. Are you out there, reading this blog? I think you are because you come up to me in Trader Joe’s and at the gym and at my kids’ schools to tell me you are. You stop my husband on the street and offer him your sympathy. You email me and ask me to send you stuff I’m getting rid of (and I do!). Comments are like oranges: even when they’re pithy, they’re pretty awesome. (I just made that up. [Mic drop.])
  3. Want to know what I love more than comments? Sharing. Sharing is technically better than wine because it’s free and it isn’t even fattening. If every one of you shared this blog with just one friend, there would be at least twice as many people reading it as there are now! Yeah, I used to tutor math.

    Sharing is caring, and also sometimes it’s sort of gross.

Anyway, as someone who frequently refers to her disdain for the color green but is also admittedly a little whacked, you won’t be surprised to learn that I have a pretty bottomless supply of grass-colored clothes in my closet. You’ve seen hats and jeans and dresses and this godawful thing, but I realized this morning I hadn’t even thrown a single skirt into the mix.

Skirt… or doily? You decide.

I swear it’s a skirt and not a table doily or a throw pillow minus the stuffing, although I can see where you might get those ideas. Although to be honest, I do like this apple-green shade. And the crewel-work is sort of festive and fun.

But (brace yourself for a shock, peeps) I don’t wear it.

Why, you ask? (You know you did.)

It’s not quite as short as the Harper Valley PTA skirt, but it’s edging in that direction. Also it’s got this weird, skinny grosgrain waistband that’s a) tight, b) makes me look like a sausage, and c) does the unthinkable (you know, touch my bellybutton). For all of these reasons and probably more I’m forgetting because I’m old, it never makes it into the rotation.

Let me have it, fashionista friends. I can take it.


PS Doily is another word you don’t hear much anymore! If you’re a young person and I just taught you something, you’re very welcome. Now push your hair out of your eyes so we can see your pretty face.


By |2017-05-03T05:28:49+00:00May 3rd, 2017|blog-a-day, Random Musings|7 Comments

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  1. Tara May 3, 2017 at 8:01 am - Reply

    “Doily” always reminds me of a Will & Grace episode…. Jack is in a gay spelling bee, and the word he has to spell is doily. He asks the moderator to use it in a sentence, and he says, “The man walked *doily* down the street.” lol….just me?

    • Jenna McCarthy May 3, 2017 at 8:19 am - Reply

      That’s amazing! I didn’t see that one but I love me some W&G and that made me LOL! 🙂 XOXO

  2. Tanya May 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Yep, read OYTACC every damn day with my morning coffee 🙂 thank you!

    • Jenna McCarthy May 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      [*does happy dance on coffee table*] You’re very welcome! 🙂

  3. Nancy Margolis May 4, 2017 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Oy, for the skirt. And I share your blog on the regular and discuss several times a week with my sis. LOVE IT!. It got me to throw a TON of crap out of my closet (with still much more to go) but is also (sadly/happily?) making me rethink/not purchase certain online selections. my wallet thanks you. my heart is on the fence.

    • Jenna McCarthy May 4, 2017 at 6:47 am - Reply

      Oh this makes me SO happy! Not just the sharing but the purging and rethinking! 🙂 XO

  4. Kristin June 8, 2017 at 6:46 am - Reply

    1. I really like the new acronym, but have you ever thought of cut and paste?

    2. I’m reading!!! If I skip a day or two, I do go back to see what I’ve missed!

    3. Will share with Bella- she needs to clean her closet!

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