January 2014 closet edits

Oh, a new year.
The dream of starting all over,
the possibilities are endless...

I have been putting a lot of thought into
my closet edits, maybe more that I should.

What's the style I want, which trends to follow,
what's too short, too revealing, what I never wear -
will I want to wear it again ?

Anyways, my first closet edit of the year was a 
vintage blue Nicole Studio New York dress. 
A hand me down, never worn.
It's just not me, and buttons are missing.

Also gone is this reddish August Silk dress.
I never wear it, the fit is not the best and it's torn in the neck lace area.

Another dress that's also leaving the closet is this 
vintage like TRAMP dress.
I have never worn it in the last 5 years, so
after wearing it one last time I am calling it quits.

This Zenana Outfitters turquoise tube top dress has been around since 2010.
Worn about 6 or 7 times, I just think it served its purpose.
(Actually it looked so horrible that last time I wore it that I just
decided to let it go).

DC Shoes burgundy sweater worn 4 times in almost 5 years.
The shoulder keeps slipping off, the buttons in the back 
keep on popping open - I love the colors but, it is not comfortable.

Rafaella black trousers purchased in April 2012 for 7.99 USD. 
Worn 5 times - taking it to about 1.70 USD per wear.
Sure, I wore them several times, but the length is off,
as is the shape at the bottom - I have better fitting black
trousers so I decided to let this one go.

Orange Sawary blouse purchased in April 2011 for 8.99 USD, worn 5 times.
I have never loved how this fit, even after having it altered professionally.

Also gone is my only Marc Jacobs item.
It's a blue and gold Marc by Marc Jacobs button down shirt.
Purchased in a consignment store in Virginia in August 2011 for 3.50 USD.
I had it altered and then wore it twice in 2 years, it was really itchy.

A sparkly top from The Limited.
Never worn because it was too clingy. 

My blue Anne Klein trousers.
Worn 8 times in 5 years, it was a little faded and tight :/

My red Best Jeans short sleeve blazer is also in the bag.
Worn about 3-4 times during the last 5 years. 
It's short sleeve, the waist is kind of off and I just don't wear 
it enough to hold on to it.

Top Shop top purchased in April 2011 for 1.99 USD.
It was worn 4-5 times since it was purchased.
I was never really happy with the results so I am letting go.

This vintage 1929 brand set is also leaving.
There's an interesting story behind it.

It belonged to my grandmother's twin sister
who passed away several years ago.
I thought the person that should have this
is her grand daughter, not me.
So, I passed it on to her.

A red Tous bear like bracelet. I never wore it, as simple as that.

Another item that I never wore was by zipper and 
stud bracelet/cuff.
Off it went.

My snake print Jessica Simpson wedges.
They were really comfortable but just fell apart.
Fell apart too soon if you ask me.
Purchased in February 2012 while in NYC.
I paid 15.00 USD and wore them 25 times, 
about 0.60 cents per wear.

My red studded Franco Sarto flats.
I think I've had these for at least 5 years, they're pretty 
worn out as you can see.
I wore them at least 30 times in their lifetime.

My green vintage Amalfi shoes.
These were hard to let go of.
But, they were tight and my foot is not going to shrink. 

Another item leaving is my Tous cross body bag.
It's really beat up and I no longer use it.

My red Nicole Lee bag around since mid 2010 
was beginning to fall apart, it was worn at
least 20 times… but off it went.

My no brand big brown sunnies had to go 
because they would not stay up and honestly,
I have other pairs of sunglasses I love.

I also had a pair in black, so for the same reason 
I let these go, plus they were beginning to peel.

This time around I also let go of a few scarves.
I love scarves but don't wear them that much.
First one out was this brown flower print one.

Next runner up was this vintage yellow and blue one.

New with tags this Arienne Vittadini scarf also left.

Another vintage scarf, colourful squares, also in the bag.

Another vintage number, which I liked but 
am not really wearing.

27 items

How's that for January ?


Meli22 said...

Wow!!! You really did a good purge- I bet you feel great! :)

LyddieGal said...

27, nice! After doing my big purge in November (most of which is still sitting in the trunk of my car, as I'm trying to consign as much as possible and it has to be seasonally appropriate) I am feeling confident that when spring eventually arrives I can confidently go through the winter items and purge more. There are a few things I'm still trying to wear, I just don't know why its hard. Zebra print cardigan I've worn once in three years? I should be all over that, yet I struggle to style it.
Chic on the Cheap

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

WOW you did so well. You always inspire me with these. I would have kept the scarves though (at least, 2, 3 & 4) and that Orange top.

ana said...

Muy buena limpieza... yo acabo de hacer la limpieza apenas en Febrero pero mucha ropa saliĆ³ que ya no quiero en mi closet alguna la regalo a mis primas otra la guardo para ya sabes si me vuelvo a embarazar, etc... tu que haces con toda la ropa la regalas?

ana said...

Muy buena limpieza... yo acabo de hacer la limpieza apenas en Febrero pero mucha ropa saliĆ³ que ya no quiero en mi closet alguna la regalo a mis primas otra la guardo para ya sabes si me vuelvo a embarazar, etc... tu que haces con toda la ropa la regalas?