So, twice a year, usually Labor Day and Memorial Day, the fashion milestones of the year, I try to “edit” my closet. I pull out everything from the past season that I haven’t worn and make myself purge those items.
It used to be really hard. But 3 major moves in 7 years, and my emerging “quality over quantity” mantra, has made it much easier each season.
In the spirit of honesty and accountability, brace yourself for the purged items headed for donation to our local Junior League Clothes Rack, and the reasons for each getting voted out of the closet:
Clockwise from the top left:
Floral skirt, Ann Taylor c. 2001, too cheesy and too short, luau anyone?
Green gingham tank, Janeville (now closed??) c. 2003, too saccharine, never felt like “me”.
Striped Boat Neck Tank, The Limited c. 2000, bulky fit, boring.
Denim Slides, Halogen @ Nordstrom, c. 2001, just plain fugly.
Blue Nike Flip Flops, WTF was I ever thinking? I won’t even wear these to the mailbox.
Pink Sweater Set, Loft c. 2004, I bought this for work, but as they said on last week’s Project Runway, it looks like a watermelon Jolly Rancher.
Red White & Blue Tank, Ann Taylor c. 2001, bulky sweater material, too cheesy to wear on July 4th, or any other day for that matter.
Black Grosgrain Ribbon Dress, Ann Taylor c. 2002, looks like something that I would dress my 3 year old in, boring, slightly Stepford.
What’s giving you the urge to purge?! Come on, ‘fess up!