Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Clothing adventure Part 2

I know it's been a week since Part 1, but bear with me while I work through The No Brainer Wardrobe. I'm following the guidelines and action items to a T so I can help you see the process. I needed to spend a week pinning clothing and searching styles I like, so I did.

After pinning I too a look at my Pinterest style board to see what I had pinned. I noticed clean lines on the majority of the pants with a slight flare/bootcut to them. I noticed layers and layers and scarves of all styles. Lots of t-shirts too. What surprised me was the amount of dresses and skirts as well as non-jean outfits. I've always been a jeans person... What's up with this???

So, I then perused my closet to see what I had that was my favorite. Now, I need you to bear with me. I live in a house that is close to 100 years old. The closets are the width of a door and just deep enough for hangers. Here's a pic of my closet in between seasons.
My scarves and belts.

No room for everything, so whatever pants can be folded without a lot of wrinkling go on the top shelf. Tons of hangers everywhere and lots of clothes I don't wear in there.

Running and tennis shoes on top and other shoes throughout- doesn't include the ones I keep down stairs that are my usual go to shoes.

My boots: Red/Brown westerns (under the gray), Gray (my new fave), Tan Wedge heels, black kitten heels, brown suede-like 3 inch heels, and cute little black booties.

I was supposed to get my 10 favorite things, but I don't really know what they are! Guess I'll be peaking in the closet a little longer every morning until I figure that out!

OH! I have to say in reading the book, I noticed there is a mention that 50-60 articles of clothing is plenty. I thought that was a lot.... until I started counting how many were jam packed into the closet. It's also important to know that there are clothes in my 2 dressers and bins upstairs that are off season clothing (dwindled down to 1 bin instead of 2) as well as clothes in the laundry (you know how that cycle never ends!).

Now I'm moving to the organizing/categorizing/purging the closet phase. Mind you, I just assembled 2 bags of clothing to send off somewhere 2 weeks ago. Some of the clothes had tags on them. I've had them for a year or more and never wore them because I didn't like the style or material. Like I said, a lot of what I have is hand me down or gifted clothing. I don't mind it, it just doesn't always work out. I'm learning not to feel guilty about that! I'll be back Wednesday with a post on what I've gotten rid of and what I'm keeping.

Also, if you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book to learn more about what's happening here and help yourself through the process, click the button on the right. You can also visit The Tiny Twig's 31 days series about The No Brainer Wardrobe here. If you haven't read The Tiny Twig, you really should. Hayley is amazing and I don't even know her personally, but I would love to be her BFF. :) So inspirational.

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