Monday, September 8, 2014

More Than Getting Organized: Editing My Closet!



Get this look:
Red and white striped top (buy Old Navy, Topshop)
Charcoal grey peplum skirt (buy)
Red tartan purse (buy tote, wallet)
Red skinny belt (buy Wet Seal, Ralph Lauren)
Butterfly necklace (buy)

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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10 comments:

Jillian said...

i love the stripe top! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Jillian said...

i love the stripe top! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Brittany at Equipping Godly Women said...

Cute outfit! I have a problem--I don't buy enough things! Seriously. I have nothing to wear lol. I need to go shopping :)

Shellye said...

Stopping by from Time Warp Wife. Great post!

on hayden lane said...

LOVING the bag! The whole look is so nice.

Nell
On Hayden Lane

JES said...

Editing the closet sounds like a great idea to free up space and keep what it important. Thanks for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

JES said...

Editing the closet sounds like a great idea to free up space and keep what it important. Thanks for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

Alexandra Stella said...

I used to have a similar problem, telling myself that certain items were still "too good" to be parted with and maybe I would use them again, or I could use them for around the house etc. Then I realized that I am far better off dressing a certain way even when I am at home, because it makes me more productive or that I don't want to end up grabbing those "still quite good" pieces for just dropping off my son at kindergarden. Thus, I tossed them and ever since it has become increasingly more easy to part with items that do not resonate with me anymore.

And I think I am still quite frugal & thrifty because I consider carefully what I am adding to my closet and almost never pay full retail prices.

Alex - Funky Jungle

Mummy's Got Style said...

Love your red and white striped top, looking lovely! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Thanks for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party. Have a great week.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

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