The pictures above show some of the garments that I waffled on until I took the pictures. The upper left is a floral bag dress I bought at a thrift store ages ago. I do love it (it looks much better with a belt), but I just don't reach for it anymore. TIME TO GO.
The upper right is this top, which I really do adore, but the neckline in the front is too high and the front is finicky because of all the fabric in the back, and while I want to wear it, I never do. Scavanging the buttons, lace, and fabric (maybe?).
The bottom left is this top. This photo (and the blog post I just dug up) almost convinced me to keep it, but it's just not a style I wear anymore. It's too office-y to me (probably because I always wore it to the office part of the Job From Hell), and that's just not my life anymore. Really fun pattern created by Tanit-Isis though (links in that blog post), and I'm so keeping the piece to be recycled. Or possibly to slip back into my closet OMG I HAVE A PROBLEM GIVING THESE AWAY.
Th bottom right is my cute little Jaunty Jacket, the last contribution to my PR Wardrobe Contest 2010 entry. While it's adorable and I love the corduroy, I only wore it through the Self-Stitched September right after the contest, a handful of times in the months afterward, and not a once since then.
|Looks so cute here! They're the Jaunty Jacket, the Petal Skirt, and the Sheety Blouse. I'm keeping the blouse for fabric and those lovely covered buttons.|
|So so not me anymore. And that skirt is still so annoying to wear. Why did I keep it for this long? Oh yeah, sentiment.|
|I hate posing for the camera.|
I'd fully planned to donate the red polka dot faux-wrap dress until I tried it on again and omg love. LOVE!!! Seriously, LOVE. It's going back into the closet (for now), but I really would like to replace it with something less polyester. I always forget how awesomely I rock faux-wrapped bodices.
I'd also planned to get rid of the green (thrifted) blouse, but it's just so...me. Funky weird fabric design, casual fit, 3/4 length sleeves, and a perfect length. It's going into my clothes cupboard now so I won't forget about it in my closet.
All told, I think I did a damn fine job...so far. My cupboard is looking much less packed and filled with clothes I'll actually wear, and I'm donating two garbage bags worth of garments (plus adding a bunch of fabric to my recon bin). But there's still a computer chair filled with closet stuff that I probably should've been more brutal with, and I kept a lot of tank tops I don't wear that often...
...may need to revisit those bits again...