My entire goal is to *love* and feel beautiful in every item that I own, but own fewer items. I want to create a wardrobe which can be mixed and matched with different pieces, maybe even stemming from a particular color scheme (not sure on that yet). I ultimately want to have fewer but higher quality items as I gradually add. Plus some thrift store finds which I don't mind getting covered in baby handprints. I may be going to job interviews this year, so it will be nice to have something decent to wear on hand. The goal is not to be a total frumpster.
This is my wishlist. Some items were added not necessarily to further my minimalist agenda, but because I already have them (looking at you, brown heels!). The items crossed off are what I already possess:
1 pair dark boot cut jeans 1 pair dark skinny jeans khaki slacks
- black slacks
plain black shirt
- plain white shirt
- black cami for layering
- white cami for layering
- 2 floral/patterned blouses
5 plain-colored shirts colored short-sleeve cardigan
- tan long-sleeve cardigan
- black casual dress
- 2 casual/jersey knit dresses with waistlines
2 nice dresses
black heels tan heels brown heels
- thin strappy, brown sandals (hopefully real leather)
- silver sandals
- colored flats (green or blue, maybe)
- brown skinny belt
- brown thick, fancy belt
- silver skinny belt
pretty scarves jewelry, duh SAINT MEDALS
Okay, I realize this list is totally boring to anyone who is not me, but it helps me have a checklist written out! Some of my plain colored shirts are on the verge of wearing out, so I need to keep my eye out for some of those.
This past weekend I fulfilled my jean quota. Today I finally tried out both ThredUp and Twice, which are virtual thrift stores. I even added the short-sleeve category in my wishlist just to accommodate an item I saw on ThredUp:
A choir of angels actually started singing when I saw it. Oh, the colors! It's from Ann Taylor, a store which would usually be too expensive for my blood. It came out to about $10 once discounts were applied, including shipping.
The item from Twice was a dress also from Ann Taylor Loft (I seem to be attracted to this particular brand!). I can't find a very good picture of it which is capable of being saved, but you can see the colors are to die for. Clearly I'm a sucker for clothes which tonal patterns. This dress was about $25 once all discounts and shipping were applied. Not too bad, I guess.
Anyway, we'll see if things work out once they actually come in. My fingers and toes are crossed.