Sometimes I’ll re-read Tim Gunn’s “A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style” book’s chapter Diagnosing the Common Closet or come upon inspiring posts from bloggers like Ronnie and her Happy Closet series and I’ll just feel the motivation I need to make those tough seasonal closet decisions.
I know the rule. If you haven’t worn an item in a year it’s time to say good-bye. Some people even follow a stricter time frame. I often follow it easily… but then there are some items for which I make excuses. :deco13: I tell myself, “well not this season but maybe next!” Before I know it, I’ve held onto something for two years maybe having forced myself to wear it once. Usually they’re things I used to cherish but are no longer really “me.” And therefore I rarely wear.
That’s what the majority of this purge is.
I gave second and third chances to without success. Dresses, skirts, and shorts I started to feel were too short each time I wore them, oversized sweaters that gave a less than flattering puffy-snowman look, and other items I bought during 2010~2011 as I swayed from one trend to the next following my fickle tastes wherever they led. :dizzy: Most of my purged things are from H&M, Target, or Shimamura that I bought during that time.
Much of this also includes many pairs of heels. :angry: Yes, I think it’s safe to say my wearing of flats is no longer a “phase.” I’m donating over half my heels. I have my tried & true black heels and a few other pairs in different styles. But so many needed to go. So I purged them. :)
I’ve been pretty stable and focused with what I pick up lately. At least since mid 2011. Many things I bought last winter I’m already prepping and excited to wear soon as the weather grows colder! Like my sweater dress from last year. Oh how I look forward to reviving it as a staple winter dress!
These items along with some books are being donated to the Vietnam Veterans of America pickup program. Click the link to see if they pick-up in your area. They always need donation items especially clothing :)
Jenny posted on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
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