So, I tackled my closet last week in order to get ready to get serious about fashion! Okay, not too serious, but I am finally to the point where I am willing to concede that perhaps I should change my consideration about the clothes I buy. Formerly my chief concerns have been that the clothes were
- no ironing required
It's all just finally converged. It's time. I'm ready.
To give you a bit more personal information that I did not include in my 5 Minutes for Mom Tackle post, here are the pictures of things that I finally purged from closet. I was talking with a friend on the phone while I was doing it, and I said, "I have this dress that I wore when I worked. It's nice and simple--" Andrea interrupted me and said with contempt, "You wore it when you worked?" (i.e. 10 years ago) "Throw it out!!" So, I did. I also tossed my sleeveless denim button-up dress. I got rid of this spice colored shirt that is great, but it just does not fit well, but I keep wearing it because I like the color, but I tossed it so that I would stop wearing it and find something that is more flattering. It's tossed on the top, because it wasn't originally in the pile.
As an extension of my birth-week celebration, I'm going out with some girlfriends this weekend, and I requested a shopping trip, so I'm hoping to buy a couple of shirts (of the non-knit, I might actually have to iron variety), maybe a new pair of jeans, and perhaps a new boot. Last week, I bought a classic pair of dress pants (in dark brown, and tossed out my ill-fitting brown pair), but I'd love a pair of black ones as well.
So, talk back--is there one new item you've purchased for your wardrobe (or maybe something you got rid of for good) that's made you feel better about your sense of style?
For before and after closet pics, check out my Tackle it Tuesday.
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