Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Why I ditched Half my Wardrobe

Do you ever stare at your closet and think you have nothing to wear even though your closet is actually busting at the seems with clothes? Yay, that's me every time I have to wear something other than athleisure. While Emerson napped on Sunday I mixed things up. You guessed it, I cleaned out my closet and I mean I REALLY cleaned out my closet. I managed to thin it down by at least 50%. Yes, 50%!

If only my closet now looked like this....

It wasn't easy, but if it wasn't worn in it the last year - gone! It's amazing how clothes on my bed started to pile up. It actually feels good to look at my closet knowing it's full of pieces I will and do actually wear. I should note living in Tahoe means I need a wardrobe suitable for various weather temps, etc.

So what does it mean moving forward? The plan is to be more mindful of clothing purchases. Do I really love it? If so buy it. Do I really need it? Is it practical? Since I work for home I only need a handful of outfits to wear to client meeting, etc. Honestly, I could probably rotate the same 5-7 outfits and no one would be any wiser.

Practicing mindful shopping will [hopefully] help me create a wardrobe I love instead of a wardrobe I hate.

Once I decided I was going to get rid of something it went in either the donate, sell or toss pile. So where am I selling clothes? EBAY and Poshmark and I've been successful on both. The key is knowing your audience and pricing. If you're interested in Poshmark use code: PTGUE when signing up and receive $5 off your first purchase.

I also weeded out dingy, worn old clothes which means my favorite white tee (among other things) need to be replaced. Here's my working list...

Are you ready to really clean out your closet? Do you have a capsule wardrobe?


  1. I feel this way every time I open up my closet! You have inspired me I think I will do that this weekend. But maybe I'll stretch it out to...if I haven't worn it in a year and a half then I'll toss it.

    1. YES! I felt so good getting dressed for a client meeting today! Now I just need to add some color ;)