That’s right boys and girls. For the whole month of January, I will not put on a pair of jeans.
Why am I doing this?
Well, for one, I really miss dressing up. Now that I’m unemployed and back home, I don’t get to dress up like I used to. I’m sick and tired of moping around in my pajamas. It’s really funny- I don’t know why, but putting on a pair of tights and wearing a dress really puts a smile on my face. So I’m going to do what makes me smile.
It’s more than just not wearing jeans- There’s another reason why I’m choosing to do this in January. It’s not because of the alliteration, it’s because it’s really cold in NY! Choosing not to wear jeans is going to be a challenge! Jeans are a wardrobe staple- I’m going to be limited as to what I can wear, and that includes footwear. I’m also not doing this for my own vanity to say “OMG, LOOK ATZ ME, I DIDN’T WEAR JEANZ 4 A MONTH LOOK HOW AWWEEESOME I AM. I HOPE I GET A LOT OF REBLOGS!”
For every day that I don’t wear a pair of jeans, I’m going to donate a dollar to the ASPCA. That is $31. I’ll probably end up donating $35 because according to the website, $35 will vaccinate 10 homeless cats and dogs. That’s pretty cool, but I think it would be even better if lovely people like you could join me! If I can get 10 other people to join me in on this, we could vaccinate over 100 animals!
Alright- we have to put some rules in place here:
1. I won’t wear jeans. At all. I can wear tights, leggings, skirts, dresses, and trousers. Jeggings don’t count- they look too much like jeans. Also, jean shorts are forbidden as well, along with jean jackets. You can rest easy though folks- I don’t own a pair of jeggings or a jean jacket and wearing jean shorts and tights together look really awkward on me. Basically- you just can’t wear denim. It’s that simple.
2. To prove that I’m not wearing jeans, I will take pictures of my outfit for the day and I will also be on the honor system.
3. To prove I donated money to the ASPCA, on January 31st, I will furnish proof that I did end up giving $35.
4. If I slip up, not only will the ASPCA not receive a dollar for that day, I will make sure my tumblr, twitter, and facebook statuses say: FAIL FAIL FAIL ALEX SARAH MCLACHLAN WILL HAUNT YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE FAIL. You may know that Sarah McLachlan is a spokesperson for the ASPCA and her song Angel plays in the background of the ASPCA commercials. This gives me extra incentive because I love Sarah McLachlan and I want to make sure I stay in her good graces.
Now I understand that this challenge may seem like it’s reserved for the ladies. So I’m going to up the ante. If a guy decides to join the challenge, I will double my donation to the ASPCA and donate $70 which will provide a medical exam for both a puppy and a kitten and feed an abandoned dog or cat for three weeks! Guys- you are allowed to wear khakis and trousers…maybe even a kilt! As long as it doesn’t have denim- it’s good with me.
So let’s ring in 2011 by making a difference!