So you'd think with a mess like that, 2/3 of which does not fit or I don't even wear, that it would be easy to purge myself of this albatross of a wardrobe.
Well, it's been harder than I thought. But I keep going.
Patti's continuing blog post series, this one focusing on mistakes, has been encouraging.
Prime example of something I have struggled to let go of, spent a lot of $ on, but have only worn once in about 8 years:
Confession: I haven't taken my leather pants yet. I'm struggling. But I did take a bunch of jeans and two pairs of Banana Republic pinstripe trousers (one pair still with tags-- I am obsessed with pinstriped pants,but apparently don't actually wear them) to the booth, too. I also donated a cheaper, more destroyed pair of old Target pinstripe pants.
I am also thinking about organizing a straight up clothes swap with some friends. More in hopes of seeing what I can just give than what I can get in exchange.
The struggle continues and it's totally #firstworldproblems
But, the good news is I've been getting tons of use out the blue leather skirt that I thrifted. It's getting lots of use because I like it and it FITS (novelty concept). Plus, I found (you lose lots of clothes (albeit temporary, when your closet is a mess) one of my silly fave Billabong tees. It is from a teenager-ish consignment shop, Plato's Closet.
The boots were a splurge. Retail (sale) Vince Camuto.
Earlier this year I got rid of these old distressed vintage leather engineer boots:
I loved them and had them since I was about 20. Bought them on a New York street corner. They were pretty much perfect. But after weight gain and 2 babies these feet are now size 9 and steel toed 8.5 boots are NOT forgiving. They were still amazing, but no longer viable.
These new black boots fill my need for an engineer (boot) in my life. But, I am still probably going to eventually need a good distressed pair of boots again. I can wait for those, though.
Want to see a small behind the scenes shot of my ever so sophisticated and glamorous life of fashion shoots?
I thought so!
|Baby Dream a.k.a. Photo-bomb Extraordinaire|
|Girl London a.k.a. The Photographer a.k.a. The Thumb|
OK, off to Visible Monday to see what Patti and all the other bad@ss ladies are up to (wearing)!!