The Closet Wrap Up

I love a good well thought of closet edit. Not impulsive, not because I read about the Marie Kondo method, not because I have not worn it in six months. 
My closet editions are a thought of process that leave no space for regret.
You won't see me pack 6 big garbage bags at once, as you know I edit every.single.month and it works for me. 
Allow me to add that I not only do this with clothes but also things around the home. As for the clothes I edit from my closet: I donate, consign, pass on garments to friends. Before I do any of the these I wash them, sew buttons, fix zippers, mend hems and have garments ironed. I see it as an act of courtesy to that person receiving it. 
Below are my closet edits in numbers: 123 pieces.
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Amo una buena edición de armario. No impulsiva, no porque leí sobre el método de Marie Kondo, no porque tengo seis meses sin usarlo. Mis ediciones de armario son un proceso bien pensado en donde jamás hay espacio para arrepentimiento.
No verás que empaco seis bolsas negras de basura en una sola tarde, como saben edito todos los meses y me funciona. Aclaro, esto no lo hago sólo con mi closet, sino también con enseres de la casa. En relación a las piezas que edito de mi armario, las dono, consigno y regalo a mis amistades. Antes de hacer cualquiera de estas las lavo, coso botones, reparo zippers, arreglo bastas sueltas y estas son planchadas. Lo veo como un acto de cortesía ante quien las reciba. 
Abajo, las 123 piezas que salieron de mi armario este año: 
I edited and also added. This year however, I added a lot of garments purchased in consignment shops, this is different to previous years when I shopped more items from regular stores. A total of 116 pieces entered my closet in 2017, just 7 pieces short of what I edited (123 items). In those 116 pieces I spent 941.95 USD, an average of 8.12 USD per item. But, I have to add that I received many as gifts and hand me downs. Tops and shoes were the items I purchased the most, unlike last year when it was all about dresses. 
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Resté pero también sumé. Este año a diferencia de otros, muchas piezas fueron adquiridas en tiendas de consignación. Un total de 116 piezas entraron a mi armario en el 2017, 7 piezas menos de las que edité (123 piezas). En estas 116 piezas gasté 941.95 USD, un promedio de 8.12 USD por ítem.  Pero, debo recordarles que recibí ropa de regalo (nueva y usada). Camisas y zapatos fueron las piezas que más compré, mientras que el año pasado lo que mas compré fueron vestidos.

As for goals, my 2017 closet goals were simple: Get rid of at least 200 items, this I did not accomplish as I only got rid of 123. Second goal was to have a shopping ban, I did and it lasted 4 months. Third and final closet goal was to spend a maximum of 1,500 USD and I spent 941.95 USD. Two out of  3 goals accomplished works for me. 
For 2018, my budget is 1,400.00 USD, I want to get rid of at least 180 items and throw in a shopping ban, maybe mid year. 
Oh and this year I had a consignment shop income of 141.00 USD from some of those edits.
What are your closet goals ?
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Mis metas del 2017 para el armario fueron sencillas: Deshacerme de al menos 200 ítems, esto no lo cumplí, sólo me deshice de 123. La segunda meta fue hacer una pausa en las compras, lo hice y no me compré nada en 4 meses. Tercera y última meta fue no gastar mas de 1,500.00 USD y gasté 941.95 USD. Dos de tres metas cumplidas no está mal. 
Para el 2018, el presupuesto es de 1,400.00 USD, quiero deshacerme de al menos 180 piezas y hacer un alto a las compras, tal vez a mediados de año.
Ah, olvidaba, este año tuve in ingreso por algunas piezas que llevé a consignar, un total de 141.00 USD.
¿Qué metas tienes para tu armario en el 2018?

The Opposite

Jeans Gap - Lace tank top Express - Grey long vest Valette, cool longer version here

White gold circle necklace, similar here and here with more bling ;)
Grey perforated suede flats Dr. Scholl's, similar here - Grey bag Ferragamo, similar here 

I always make an effort when stepping out. However today, for some reason I did not. I just wanted to get things done and head right back home. But as it usually happens you don't run into people you have not seen in a while when you're all dressed up looking fabulous, but quite the opposite... 
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Siempre hago el esfuerzo de arreglarme antes de salir por el umbral de la puerta de mi casa. Pero hoy, por alguna razón no lo hice. Simplemente quería terminar mi lista de cosas que hacer y regresar a casa. Pero como suele suceder, no te encuentras personas que tienes tiempo de no ver cuando estás bien vestida, sino totalmente lo opuesto... 


December edit

December did not allow many edits, I was a whirlwind of a month. However some pieces were edited, like this Nine West printed one shoulder dress, worn once it was a hand me down. 
Two pairs of flats: red Stradivarius flats worn at least 30 times, taking CPW to less than a dollar per wear. Also a pair of embroidered leather flats purchased in Morocco but never worn :(
Black Tommy Hilfiger polo, worn 5 times, it was a gift but it was not a garment I reached for often or was totally happy wearing. Grey satin top Pretty Good, it's been around since at least 2010 and only worn 4 times, off it goes.
Two tank tops: A lace one from Express, was a hand me down, worn just once and it does not work for me. The black tank top from Volar was very in bad shape.
Finally a pair of Miss Sixty jeans, worn just twice, I got a good cost per wear but it did not fit well.

Not pictured a Marimekko for H&M printed top, I found a small hole in it and decided to part with it.
9 items in one month.
Did you edit any items in December ?

New in December

  

Three gold toned rings: Mickey Mouse ears, Evil Eye and Ball of Fire,  1.07 USD each.

 
Two golden bee Gucci inspired color headbands for 1.07 USD each. A black frame extra large pair of sunglasses for 3.00 USD.

 
Emanuel Ungaro khaki  3 button vintage blazer 2.14 USD - Kokomo klein blue vintage blazer 5.25 USD - Brown vintage Gian Franco Ferre Studio blazer 2.14 USD

 
Koko light blue tweed blazer and matching skirt 5.35 USD - Black wool cardigan Shop, yellow V neck sweater Tommy Hilfiger, 6.00 USD each.
Black Gucci inspired off shoulder top for 19.00 USD - Light blue top Rachel Roy 1.00 USD
 
Khaki Burberry zipper skirt 8.00 USD -  Houndstooth print mini scarf 1.60 USD 
 
Blue tea pot print tie Hermes 1.07 USD and cuff like metal pieces, both for 1.00 USD
 
Tassel earrings (gift) - Black and gold acrylic pins for 2.68 USD
Hand made textile earrings, brooch, hair barrettes and cuff gifts from Chabela Scyz  

 
Prada Linea Luna Rossa aviator sunglasses 5.00 USD
Black and white puppy print doctor's bag Baurisar (gift)
 

Ostrich print skinny belt J. Crew 3.21 USD - Furla tan belt 8.45 USD - MK padlock belt 8.45 USD


Dries Van Noten skirt 25.00 USD, tailoring included. 

Not pictured: Salvatore Ferragamo black flats on sale from 426.00 USD to 105.92 USD.


December 2017 total.... 226.61 USD.

Linking to E&M

Most pinned

So I have a blog where I post what I wear everyday and what is it that gets the most pins from my Pinterest boards ? Well, its not a cool pair of shoes or an outfit, instead its "What to you with plastic coffee creamer containers?" 
Do you have a Pinterest board ? What's your most popular pin ? 


Tengo un blog en donde aparece lo que llevo diariamente y qué creen que recibe la mayor cantidad de pins en mi cuenta de Pinterest
Bueno, no es un par de zapatos o un outfit, es "Qué hacer con los contenedores plásticos de la crema para el café ?" Tienes un Pinterest board ? ¿Cuál es tu pin mas popular ?

Linking to E&M

Uncomfortably pretty

Hot and Delicious chambray off the shoulder top, identical here and similar under 10.00 USD here 
Black trousers Mossimo, similar under 20.00 USD here - Black scalloped flats Sam Edelman, identical - Hand bag Baurisar 

I have to admit I love how this chambray off the shoulder top looks. It is just so uncomfortably pretty. Tugged on it all day long. In fact I think that if I had to tell you how long I wore it like pictured (actually off the shoulder) it was probably 20% of the time, the rest 80% I had the elastic sitting on my shoulders and it looked frumpy.  When the elastic was in place, like on the picture I could not carry my bag, I could not wave hello, I could not flip through the clothes hanging in store racks, could not even steer the wheel of my car, could not give a hug.. it was such a burden that I am reconsidering if I want to keep this top or not. Because I do know that if I keep it I am committing to knowingly being uncomfortably pretty when I wear it again. Do you have a garment that looks good but feels uncomfortable when wearing, what is it ?
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Admito que me gusta cómo se ve esta camisa hombros afuera. Tan incómodamente hermosa. La jalé todo el día. Es más, si les dijera cuánto tiempo la llevé tal cual aparece en las fotos (con los hombros afuera) fue probablemente el 20%, el resto del tiempo llevé la camisa con los hombros cubiertos se veía desaliñado. Cuando el elástico estaba en su lugar, como en la foto, no podía cargar mi cartera, no podía saludar con mi mano, no podía mover libremente mis brazos para ver la ropa colgada en las tiendas, no podía girar el timón del carro, no podía ni dar un abrazo ! era realmente agobiante, tanto que estoy reconsiderando si me quedo con la camisa o no. Sé que si me quedo con ella, debo aceptar estar incómoda cuando me la ponga la próxima vez. Tienes alguna pieza de ropa que se ve bien pero se siente incómoda cuando la llevas puesta ? Cuál es ?

Linking to E&M + Oh, Hey Girl!

Eggnog roll

Black trousers Mossimo - Pink sweater Charter Club, almost identical 

Hand bag Baurisar - Black brown bow flats Melissa Anglomania Vivien Westwood identical here
Gold tone vintage clip on earrings, similar here

I've been wearing these black trousers a lot. I actually own two of them, one in size 8 and the other in size 10. As you can imagine I am wearing the size 10 ; ) because I am on an eggnog roll ! What food or drink do you indulge in for the holidays ? What's your favourite ? 
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Me he puesto estos pantalones casi que un día si, uno no. Tengo dos pares idénticos, uno en talla 8 y el otro en talla 10. Como se podrán imaginar llevo puesto el talla 10 porque ha sido temporada de ponche ! 
¿ Qué es lo que mas has comido en estas fiestas ? ¿Cuál es tu favorita ? 



Linking to E&M + Oh, Hey Girl!