Some time ago, I wrote in A Simple Gal's Journal aka Week in Recap that I was, well, I am, in the process of editing my wardrobe. In means: getting rid of clothes, shoes, and purses that are no longer suitable for me. Yes, clothes AND shoes AND purses, too. Now I'm thinking of editing my accessory collection, as well. Getting rid means either throw away, donate, sell, or give away.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to emulate the classic French Girl's Guide to Perfect Wardrobe, living only with the essentials, fewer things, the basics, the neutrals, buy only quality instead of quantity, etc. I love my kitsch items too much that staples-only in my wardrobe will not make me happy! I can never live with minimalist wardrobe. But I do try not to blow it out of proportion. It's not because I shop too much, mind you, it's because I take such a good care of my clothing items, that they last practically forever. Then I keep buying new items twice a year, so they piled up.
I realized that a girl CAN have TOO many clothes when I saw this...
This picture was taken when I was having new bedroom set and furniture installed, including a new wardrobe, and I had to take out all of my clothes until the technicians finished with the installation. I piled them all on a twin bed in the other bedroom, and I thought to myself: "How come that I have this many clothes?"
The problem with it, is, I have so many things that I forget I had them in the first place. So many things were buried and hidden under piles of other things, they kept staying there, year after year, unworn, unused, and forgotten. What a waste.
In the process of editing my wardrobe, minus the accessories, I got rid of:
Note: I also managed to edit a bunch of broken old accessories that I don't care to wear.
I even edited my son's dresser drawer and got rid of
3 receiving blankets
2 burp clothes
Note: I bought him new pairs of shorts, pajamas, shirts and shoes, since he has outgrown them.
Now I'm moving to the process of editing my accessory collection. Later on, I want to expand to other things in my home. Have you ever seen a house full from floor to ceiling with stuff accumulated over the years? I don't want that to happen to my home!
Now, I challenge you, dear Friends, what about getting rid of TEN items from your wardrobe this week? Only 10. It sounds an awful lot, even to me, but look at how many I finally managed to edit out! More than SEVENTY as shown in the picture below. And this is not all of them!
I'm linking up to these wonderful Ladies: