Editing my closet in January

I think this year I will be taking my closet edits more seriously.
Meaning I will be "evaluating" more pieces.
Last year's closet edits resulted with about 80 pieces 
(including shoes and bags) leaving my closet.

On January, the first month of here are my edits:

White Energie top
elastic stretched and stained

Carole Little white top
Fabric was a little stiff and I felt it was a bit boxy.

Tommy Hilfiger fuchsia top
I was never totally convinced on this top.
I liked the color and the degrade but the elastic around the shoulders
and on the sleeves did allow for me to feel totally comfortable when wearing it.

These black Speechless trousers are so tight on me.
They are also low cut, which is why I never wear them.
Worn about 5 times in almost 3 years.

White Carven trousers.
They are over 10 years old. 
Worn about 10 times during the last 3 years, wore them last in 
mid January and they still fit but I now feel they 
are a bit see through and the fabric has thinned out a little...

Mossimo jeans, too low cut.
Only worn 4 times in almost 3 years.
I am not really into the torn jean thing.

Black leather Ferragamo wallet.
I have had it for at least 5 years, it is scuffed and my aunt
has been asking me to let her have it, so I will.

Yellow bag Arena Milano
Did not last long... it was purchased in May 2011 for 1.99 USD (on sale!)
worn at least 10 times - so i'm guessing it was about 0.20 cents per wear.
Well now, it's torn and scuffed.

Gold tone necklace.
I never wear it - it just does not make sense to keep it.

Gold toned thread earrings. I think I have nicer earrings, so
I am letting these go.

My Volar dress is also leaving.
Worn 3 times in almost 3 years.
The fabric has some "printing mistakes" as you can see above left and 
I never really "loved it".
I think I bought it because of the price.

My red and white flower print dress from Chadwicks is also leaving.
I recently asked how it looked when I wore it here.
While most of you liked it and I actually got 
compliments on it during the day - well, I felt like the top was 
boxy and like it was way too low cut.
Sure I could have tried the cami but I would still have felt boxy 
and not comfortable in it.

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Also in the bag is a pair of red Twenty One zipper heels.
Feet hurt, shoes scuffed and I don't wear them that much.
About once or twice a year just doesn't make the cut.

Max & Co. black slip on shoes.
I've had them for over 5 years and I never wear them.
They hurt my feet and were only worn half day ONCE in
almost 3 years.

Purchased in April 2012 were my Exclusive! jeans shoes.
Not comfy. They hurt my feet. The were worn about 5 times :(

Old Navy red Sweetheart jeans size 8.
After wearing these a lot I realized that they were
a little big and bought one size smaller, so I gave away the
larger pair to my cousin who had been looking for the
perfect red pair of jeans.... and these were it.

Also on their way to a new home are my brown Rafaella capri trousers.
I've been getting rid of my capris, pedal pushers 
and whatever you want to call them.
This blog has helped me see that they are not very flattering.

Mickey, Hello Kitty and butterflies were also in the give away bag,
same as my "I get what I want" t shirt, brown Wet Seal tank and 
giraffe print bottoms. 

This time not only did I get rid of things that were in use in my closet.
But also things that were NEW and UNWORN...

For example this blue ruffle cardigan which I bought back in July 2011.
Six months have passed since I bought this and I have not 
even made an attempt to wear it... so I am passing it on.

Same for my brown Bandolino loafers purchased in August.
I bought them for 20.00 USD and did not wear them.
I tried them on with several outfits but never 
walked out the door with them.
So I actually sold them to a coworker for the same 20.00 USD.

Not bad for my first 2012 edit, 25 items !
This is so very liberating !


joshylola said...

Está muy bien, yo también me estoy replanteando mi armario.Un saludo

NaNa said...

That's so nice of you to give your stuff away to friends and family who wanted them. And it's always so refreshing after a wardrobe clean out!

love from the NaNa girls x

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I always find your closet edit posts so inspiring.

P.S. I have found Old Navy skinnies stretch out so much over the day, that you have to size down.


LyddieGal said...

wow, off to a great start!
want to come edit my closet for me?

Chic on the Cheap

Carla said...

I think I need to start doing that to...but its so hard LOL how do you do it?!?!?!?!?

Meli22 said...

hey lady. long time no see!

I'm getting back to the blogosphere, and am glad to see you are still here. :)

I need to follow your dilligence in editing out things that don't work! I have such a tendency to keep things just because they cost $....