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Charcoal grey peplum skirt (buy)
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Some time ago, I wrote in this post that a girl CAN have too many clothes. It still rings true to me even today. Now, I don't shop very often, but when I do, I shop A LOT. I take care of my things, so my clothing items last for a long time. And I love to remix, refashion and recycle. AND I have problems parting with things, so when I do replenish my closet with new purchases, my old pieces still look good and I cannot make myself getting rid of them. Hence the cycle continues until I end up with piles and piles of clothes, bags, and shoes that I don't wear often, but I would hate to part with.
Sometimes I'm trying to justify my habit by telling myself that I'm being frugal. That I take a good care of my stuff. That I recycle and repurpose. But deep down, I know that only part of it was true. The rest is quite simple: I am hoarding things.
Then I stumbled upon this post by Sabby Style that inspired me to edit my closet. I did it one step at a time. If you followed my blog, you might have noticed that I listed the steps on my weekly list. First I edit my shoe collection, getting rid of six to eight pairs. Then my bag collection. Then finally my closet, getting rid many, many pieces. I even edited my book collection and sold some to used bookstores and to friends!
I'm not trying to emulate the French girl's wardrobe or just the very best basics, quality bags, and some scarves. Oh, noooooo! I love my fun and whimsical pieces too much! But I try to slim down to pieces that I really like. Repurposing, refashioning, and recycling my fashion items can go a bit too far, unless I decided to stop shopping altogether! All in moderation here, Friends. All in moderation. I still refashion. I still recycle. I still repurpose. But I no longer, or at least I try not to, hang on things with claws as if losing them will be the end of the world!
Do you have problem similar to mine? When frugal fashion can become a bit too much?
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