When I returned home from my trip to Thailand I realized that I have way too much stuff. Too many clothes, too much jewellery ... just too much stuff that I don't need.
So, even though I'm four months late, I've finally come up with my new year's resolution! I'm not going to buy things just because they're on sale! I'm not going to buy things that don't fit with my personal sense of style just because it's a great deal! And I'm not going to buy things that don't go with anything else in my closet!
This could be easier said than done.
It's not going to be easy to break a lifetime habit of bargain shopping, especially when I have two completely different styles that I wear...straight laced classic for the office and boho hippie chic for home (sometimes they cross over, but I still have too much of both in my closet).
There are a lot more things to choose from and fun ways to create boards (interior design, art, fashion, it's all there).
I played around with a few looks and I think it's very clear where I'm most comfortable.
|Not very fantasy or evening. Just me.|
And I think I've even come up with a boho office chic look!
I've even been making myself wear things from my closet that I'm not crazy about. If, by the end of the day, I'm still not in love with the piece, it's either handed down to my sister or out the door to the thrift shop, no matter how old or new it is. I'm starting to feel lighter already! And I don't even miss all the stuff I've given away.
Try out polyvore and see what kind of styles you're most drawn to and then start going through your closet and weeding all of your crazy bargain purchases out. I think this is part of my spring cleaning frenzy, even though there's about 3" of snow on the ground today.
Have you started your spring cleaning yet? What do your closets look like? Leave a comment and let the rest of know how you control what goes in ... and out! If you're already on polyvore and want to share your collections leave your username in the comments so we can find you, I'm Etcetorize over there too~