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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Since I've been living away from home for the majority of the past 3 years (around some amazing thrift stores, mind you) with a whole other closet to fill, I've accumulated way too many clothes.  Every time I move back it's very clear that I'm stuffing things as efficiently as possible, and still running out of space.  I suppose I don't need 5 different white dresses and 4 grey blazers and 6 different skinny jeans...  Granted, some of it is things I've still kept from high school and even junior high that either I (or my sentimental mom) don't have the heart to throw away.  Sure it's great to have a ton of variety, but it's been equally frustrating with the literal and figurative weight of all these clothes.  I really need to consolidate, especially as I mature and my lifestyle evolves.  So my goal has been to be practical, get rid of pieces that are poorly fitting, that I can't imagine wearing even for fun.  I will save a lot for my younger cousins to eventually inherit but for the most part, a lot must go.

I've been slowly donating to thrift stores and selling through Poshmark and Thredup, revisiting my closet regularly and biting the bullet.  There are a lot of closet clearout videos on Youtube that I play in the background to keep me motivated and objective.  I've been trying to be much more choosy in my thrift purchases - is this in good condition, does it fit right right now or is it worth tailoring, does it make sense in my wardrobe, does it spark my mood when I wear it?  In the future while I'll still go thrifting, I'll also treat myself to higher quality pieces at consignment stores.

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What is most interesting is fashion when it's living. I find it inspiring when people dress well - but in their unique interpretation. Searching for people who enjoy having fun with their style and make their own statements. If you want your picture removed, don't hesitate to contact me!
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