2016: My Closet in Numbers

For the last 6 years I have been tracking my closet edits and additions. I do this per month, per cost and per type of item. As much as I hate numbers I am a sucker for statistics and love knowing an item's cost per wear is or how long it lasted in the closet. 



This year I added 96 pieces to the closet, most of them dresses, 18 to be exact. 
These are detailed above and I miraculously stayed within my budget of 2016 established here . 
One thing I did not do, that was also a 2016 closet goal was get rid of at least 200 items, 
I only got rid of 134 - most of them being tops (40 of them) as you can see below. 



As for shopping habits, this year I thrifted more, invested in higher quality handbags and got serious with my shoe edits (22 of them gone!)
In regards to closet goals for 2017, let's just say that I want to get rid of at least 200 items, stay within a 1,500.00 USD budget and most important make another attempt at a shopping ban. 
My first attempt was back in 2010, which lasted 6 months (here is when it ended). 
For the 2017 shopping ban I'll be holding hands with Lydia and we're going for three months, so it should be an interesting journey. Let me know if you'd like to join ;) 








17 comments

Óscar Palomares said...

¡Buenos días, Lorena! He de decirte que yo también soy bastante desastre para los números, así que menudo mérito tienes por llevar tan al día las estadísticas... Veo que también se te da bien hacer limpieza en el armario para hacer sitio a las nuevas adquisiciones, yo a veces lo intento pero a duras penas me desprendo de nada! jajaja

Un beso y feliz fin de semana,
Le Style et Moi

Styleof Zion said...

Great post ,I love the idea ,its a great way of monitoring your spending.

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Mica T said...

Oh I like how you've done this! :) I wish I had kept track of the kind of things coming in and going out of my wardrobe - while I shared all my purchases and have a record on the blog I didn't always give things a final wear before I got rid of them.

God luck with your 3 month shopping free challenge! I'm attempting 6 months without shopping this year - you've managed to do it before so hopefully I will be able to as well. You're sure to stick to 3 months having done 6 before! :)

Hope you are having a wonderful start to 2017!

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Porcelina said...

This is so interesting, and I really should keep tabs better!! I'm not doing a not-shopping challenge, but I am going to try and avoid the high street more and stick to buying fewer, quality pieces. Hope you are having a good start to 2017! x

Black Dress Inspiration said...

Menuda currada llevar todo el recuento
Bss

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Sheila said...

I admire your tracking - mine is done in a more loose manner, and I can't be bothered to count in/outs like you do. Good luck on your shopping ban! I won't be participating, but I also want to shop my closet a bit more.

Aria Di Bari said...

I love this idea! It's a good way to know what you really need in your closet!

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Dressed With Soul said...

Dear Lorena, I think you can be satisfied with what you reached! I like how you show what you have done and I'm convinced you will be able to do the shopping ban completely!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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Natalie Sampson said...

This is an awesome idea!!! Setting a yearly shopping budget is a great plan. You have inspired me to try it since one of my goals this year is to give more thought to the items I purchase as well as save some money!

Mimi said...

Wow! Impressed that you keep track. Funny thing is im aspiring to wear more dresses this year. Feels like ive been in pants so much lately and i miss that feminine, breezy feel of a dress. Hope you are doing well!!!

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Brooke A said...

I love this! I need to focus on keeping my shopping in check this year.

Brooke
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

This is such a cool way to track your spending and your shopping habits. I think I probably spent most of my money on tops and shoes last year. I never seem to buy bags, lol.

LyddieGal said...

I like that you keep track of what is going out just as much as what is coming in. I should make a point of going through all my stuff which is still at my parents house and getting rid of it. At this point in time, 16 months later I probably don't need to keep most of it.

So far so good with the shopping ban. I went to Banana Republic with Sean yesterday to exchange a dress he got me for Christmas that had a busted seam (and also I hated the colors but I was happy I didn't have to mention that) and got a pair of green suede flats instead and even though there was lots of stuff on sale AND I have $70 in gift cards I did not buy anything.
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backinstyle said...

Your organization is enviable! I think I would be very surprised at the actual facts, if I tracked my purchases this closely. Lots of luck with your shopping ban. It will be fun to see what comes out of the back of your closet, and how you remix it!

Kim Alston said...

Lorena that is so impressive! I love that you get rid of more than you take in. It's important to edit your closet periodically. I bet it really helps when planning outfits.
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FashionJazz said...

Wow thats amazing, I have never thought of doing that but I think I should from 2017 :) xx

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Magdalena Ścierska Minimalissmo said...

Lorena, it is very VERY interesting post. My 2016 summary post is different than yours (You saw it). I am impressed amount of items You get rid. I get rid about 10, because I have no time and have no idea how to do that - there are too much internet offer auction, it is hard do sell anything, even new items it is hard to sell in 30% of the value. So, I decided to focus on my blog posts and dont lost time on the get ridding my closet.

I wish You in 2017 to get rid everything You want, make a lot of great looks, and gain a lot of new readers :)