This morning I was going through my favorite blogs catching up when I came across James’ (of Bleu Bird Vintage) recent post about purging her closet. What a coincidence! I did just the same thing this past weekend while cleaning house for the rental. Let me tell you, it felt SO good.
I have 2 large bags, one I’m shipping to my younger sister and one I’m donating to Goodwill. It was hard to part with a few of my favorite dresses (I
have had over 60) but it was time to let them go — I feel some are too short, too “young” and not modest enough for me any longer. One day I came home from work and Jordan asked “Did you wear that to work?” Apparently my bum was hanging out when I bent over in the slightest (thankfully I sit at a desk all day). I now have roughly 10 or so left.
It was hard for me to get rid of my clothing simply because at this time in my life I can’t really replace it. I can’t spend any money towards clothing because I simply cannot adjust my budget to allow it. However, most of the items in my closet were “fillers” — I don’t remember the last time I wore them, yet I was finding it hard to get rid of them simply because then my closet would be bare. But how easy it is for me now! Now the pieces I own are pieces I actually wear, I actually like, and they actually fit correctly. Slowly I can rebuild and add items to the closet that I cherish, love, and match my style now. Boy has it evolved over the years, and yet still remained generally the same — simple, classic, timeless.
I still have more work to do. Half of my clothing is currently in storage, and while I do want to go through it to pull out a few key items I know I am missing, I should probably consider donating it all seeing as I’m not even wearing it now.
Here are some items I am looking to add to my closet:
1. Vintage Straight Jeans, J.Crew
2. Girls’ Dot Oxfords, J.Crew
3. Colorful Stripes & Heart Print Sweater, She Inside
4. Polka Dot Socks, Steven Alan
5. Tribal Embellished Shift Dress, Oasis
6. Biker Boots, Madewell
7. Printed Boyfriend Blouse, Madewell