Thursday, July 30, 2015

unfancy.

If you haven't caught on yet, we move quite a bit. The hoarder tendencies in me likes to keep things because, "what if I need this later on?" but ever since moving into this smaller home I have thought about everything so differently.

Have you heard of a capsule wardrobe? Caroline is a style genius and breaks down how to capsule wardrobe on her blog.  Let me sum it up real quick for you though.. basically go through all your clothes and decide whether you love it enough to keep it or to donate it. From there try and keep around 37 pieces for each season that you'd rotate. Sounds exhilarating right? I think the hardest part of it is getting rid of clothes you "might wear someday".

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I can't begin to tell you how much I just LOVE this concept. I mean for heaven's sake I still have clothes (& shoes!) from high school. There's this really great chunky knit cardigan I have from *gasp* Hollister sitting in my closet. And while I probably still won't get rid of that (serious obsession with chunky knit over here) I'll do everything to cover up that little flying bird on the front ;)

Since reading all the posts on how to create a capsule wardrobe I've tackled my closet getting rid of all the out dated pieces of clothing and things I just really never wore. Some of it was hard to let go of because again, "I could probably wear this someday.." there were several pieces of clothing that my mom's bought that I just didn't love and made it's way into the Goodwill pile (sorry, mom!)

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I usually have a hard time of letting things go, but I think I did really well. My style has changed so much from even just a few years back let alone to how it is now with two babes to chase after. I think I have two pairs of shorts that are again from forever ago, but I just can't bring myself to buy new ones because 1)summer is almost over and 2)I'm obviously too old for all the trends that are going on right now.. so alas I'll wait until next summer to tackle that one. So many of my dresses were way too short for my liking and several of my jeans just don't fit like they used to. I look at my closet now and still think I could get rid of a few pieces, but overall I'm happy with what's left.

I've never really had an issue with overspending when it came to shopping for myself, the girls are a different story but now that I've cleared my closet I can pay more attention to what I'm buying. Instead of picking trendy items I notice I pay more attention to how many different ways I can wear that piece of clothing. I'm excited for the temperature to drop so I can start looking for the perfect black leather jacket.

aaaaand that's my random Thursday post for the week. Has anyone else done this before?

3 comments:

  1. i need to finish reading the life changing magic of tiding up, but it's a bit similar. Only keeping things that you love and "ignite joy". I have a lot of things from my working world days that I feel obligated to hang on to (like 10 anthro cardigans) mostly because they ignited joy at the time. I rarely wear them or half my closet now, bc I just never want to deal with ruining nice clothes doing the dishes 20x a day

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  2. I really need to do this. I am really bad for not thinking through my purchases... in the sense that I will buy a dress that I'll only wear once or twice. Honestly the time it would take me to go through my wardrobe stresses me out but I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe!

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  3. I really want to do this but it's overwhelming and hard to actually do with my hoarder like tendencies. But I have so many things in my closet I know I'll never wear, but want to keep so I can show Ellie. Why? Because my mom told my sister and I stories of some of the clothes she wore but there were no pictures and the clothes themselves were long gone....

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