Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Minimalism: the Prelude

I am about to move... to Portland, Oregon. :) My Boo and I decided, with much prayer and a sense of trust in adventure, that we are ready for a change of pace. We will head to our new city in September, and there is so much to do! It is so hard to know what to pack first (you have to use your plates, ya know?), so I decided to use this time right now to begin prioritizing things we DON'T need to take. Number one being my wardrobe.
I simply have too much stuff. I am a collector of sorts... I keep all my clothes for EVER. I realize it's impractical... So, this move, I am going to go a bit more minimalist. Inspired by some other writers, I decided to go through my closet with a critical eye and 
eliminate things that don't look good, feel good, or go with at least 3 other items. in. tense. 

I wanted to show you a base-line of where my closet is after a little purge this morning:

Black/Grey tops

 Includes 3 tanks (sparkly, plain, embellished), 2 v-necks (plain and print), one striped, one grey, and one loose-fitting blouse

Tops: Grey with colors, sweaters.
Includes 2 tanks (pink&grey, B&W stripes), 3 sweaters (2 patterned, 1 solid grey) and 1 multicolored, fancy top

Blues and Purples AKA the only colors I wear
includes 1 ditsy floral, 2 plaid, 1 sweater, 1 dressy top, 3 "nice" tops, 1 vintage sequins, and 3 tanks

 Coral: AKA The OTHER only color i own.
Includes 1 one-shoulder top, 5 tanks (differing levels of fanciness), and 1 blouse. OMG.

 More Blues & Greens
2 sweaters, 2 strapless, 2 tanks, 1 peasant top
 Yellow and white: pretty much the same because they're both ugly
1 tank, 1 button up, 1 sweater
 Fancy, cool-weather outerwear
2 black cardis, 1 "tribal", 1 vintage sequin, 1 modern grey sequin 
Fancy outerwear for warmer weather
2 vests (long and short), 1 floral sweater, 1 coral sequin top, 1 fringe-y black bolero

Don't tell me it's hilarious. I like it.

1 black wool coat, 1 navy blazer, 1 green cropped jacket, 1 long houndstooth coat
9 skirts. Wow.
1 purple leather (I kid you not), 2 checkered, 2 floral, 1 black, 1 pink, 1 casual.
Almost all pencil skirts (what else would I buy? I'm no fool).

Too many. 2 denim, 1 brown/dressy, 2 checkered, 2 brights, 1 khaki, 1 linen.

Ok, this doesn't include dresses, jeans, or shoes.... That will come later.


1 comment:

  1. nice! xo

    p.s. I'm having a sunglasses giveaway if you'd like to check it out!