Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thinning Out My Closet

I'm very pleased that over the last couple of days I've been able to gather together 3 bags of clothing I decided to eliminate from my wardrobe and re-donate.  I did buy a pretty yellow and aqua button down top at Goodwill for $1.29, but afterward came home and put together that 3rd bag of donation stuff, so that felt pretty good.
animal print thrifted
Even though I generally prefer to wear lighter colored outfits I do like what I'm wearing here.  It's not my favorite, but its going to be a "keeper".  I've recently created folders on my computer labeled "Favorites", "So So, But Keepers", and "Discard?".  Then I went back through my past outfits and put (copy/paste) some of them into each of these categories.  The ones that landed in the "Favorites" folder I'll eventually go back to and wear more often (I still have a lot of unworn items I need to get to first though-that's another thing I'm working on), the "So So" folder will be worn less often, and the "Discard" folder will encourage me to donate those pieces...either right away (which I've done with some) or leave them there as pending to keep under consideration for letting go.  Maybe not everyone needs this process, but it has helped me get started with my closet purging efforts.  I really need to work on shoes next! ha 
thrifted animal print top

rugged brown boots
*Update:  I've now filled 4 bags for donation and have included 2 pair of shoes.  Even though it hasn't made a huge dent in my stuffed still feels good...and I am finding a tad bit more wiggle room for my hanging items and extra space on my shelves and in drawers.
Thrifted Items:
Black Jeans $9.99 Liz Claiborne
Animal Print Blouse 99 cents Impressions of California
Purse $13 Nine West
Ankle Boots  


  1. I think it's a terrific outfit. The jacket fits you perfectly and makes the whole thing pop.

  2. Congratulations on your closet purge. I must do the same.
    These darks look great on you, especially that 1 buck blouse!? Your idea of winnowing your clothes by moving photos on the desktop is brilliant.

  3. It's funny but I find myself going to my WIWW posts and picking out things to wear
    You look beautiful as always.

  4. You look amazing! This animal print is perfect! Kisses x x x x

  5. AAhh one of the facts of life for an avid thrifter! I have to say that I love this silhouette on you and when making new purchases highly recommend structured blazers.. they do wonders for your figure. Would so love to see you embrace silhouettes that create curves... just my humble opinion...

  6. Oh I like this a lot. Love that animal print shirt. It looks great with your jacket.

  7. Lisa, Your system for culling your closet is clever! Not only will you sort out the clothing no longer appealing to you, but you will have a folder filled with outfits that make you happy. 4 bags full is a lot. What good karma. Your donation center will be very grateful, I'm sure. I sense that shoes are more difficult for you to part with? For me, it's purses. I seem to love collecting handbags and purses, LOL.

    The colours you are wearing today, though dark, have a brightness, a pop to them, and they are very flattering on you. You always look so pretty and today is no exception.

    Sue xo

    1. Yes, well I have a lot of shoes... and I'm sure I have some that hurt my feet, but that I've delayed giving up.
      Thank you for the sweet comment and encouragement.

  8. You are so organized. I really like your system. Four bags outgoing is fantastic.

  9. This is a gorgeous outfit! I hoped you saved everything in it!

  10. Love! You styled this wonderfully. I am always drawn to short over long looks.

  11. As usual, Lisa beautiful smile, handbag lovely...


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