I own a lot of clothes.
A shocking revelation.
And while I am not, I repeat not, setting myself up for failure by announcing a massive declutter, life/wardrobe laundry, or stringent culling process, I do recognise that I have many items which I rarely wear, and could usefully move on to new owners.
Here I am pondering the process of choosing what should stay and what should go.
I think this one's staying.
I like a long-sleeved frock for winter, and this one fits well, I like the scoop neckline and the pleated skirtiness of it.
So that's one decision made.
Patti has published a series of posts recently aimed at building a wardrobe that works for you by establishing your signature style, cutting down on mistakes, and filling in the gaps.
I don't have a signature style.
I own and love vintage clothing from the 1950s through each subsequent decade.
Skirts and dresses mostly.
Any lengths, though rarely very short.
I even have a gorgeous 1930s frock - remember Dorothy Devore?
(I'm slightly scared to wear her, in case I spill something on her. But I can't get rid of her - she's too gorgeous!)
Sorry - what was I saying?
Mistakes - sure, I've made a few.
I sell them or give them away.
Since I never pay much for them, I don't mind taking a risk or experimenting.
Many people might consider the fact I don't like jeans or own a sweater to be unbelievable wardrobe omissions.
Me, not so much.
1970s dress and boots - Ebay
Faux fur coat, sequin beret, 1960s scarf and bangles - charity shopped
Flower and belt - retail (sale)
Necklace - gift
I don't seem to have got very far.
You see why I find it so difficult to sort the wheat-y goodness from the chaff-y crap?
I want it ALL!
Unless it's beige.
I'm tired now.
I need a little light relief from the analysis.
I suspect my progress may look a little like this...
Three steps forward.
Three steps back.
Linking to the always thoughtful, sensible and disciplined Patti, and the other lovelies at Visible Monday!