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What I have gotten rid of in my wardrobe: Part Three

This has been a process over the past few months.

I’ve been slowly going through my wardrobe, evaluating why I reach for certain items or why I refuse to wear certain ones.

The problem I am struggling with is that if someone told me: You have to get rid of half of your dresses, I could.

I know exactly which ones are my favourites.

Buuuut….I really don’t want to though because I keep hesitating on doing it since I feel like I WOULD wear those dresses some day.

TOPS

H&M WHITE TANK TOP

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WHY I ORIGINALLY BOUGHT IT

Hello? White tank top!

WHY I DON’T LIKE IT ANY MORE

The stitching came undone at the bottom (grr, shoddy workmanship!), and to stitch it back up it would take time, but it would also look strange because I don’t have a machine or the skills to make it not look like some janky edged hem.

For the $5 I paid for it, it is not worth it to pay a tailor to fix it and I thought about keeping it as a crap top to wear when doing stuff I don’t want to wear nice clothes for, but then I accidentally washed a purple silk top with it, and it came out tinted in this weird pink.

Into the garbage it went.


MANGO WHITE BUTTON UP TOP

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WHY I ORIGINALLY BOUGHT IT

I am a sucker for button up tops and this one was particularly nice because the front was like a button-up top, but the back was jersey so it was comfortable.

WHY I DON’T LIKE IT ANY MORE

I washed it with a purple silk top and it came out this weird pink. I paid maybe $20 for this top and I am going to try and wash it with some Oxyclean to get the colour back to white but if it doesn’t work I am going to just toss it.

I don’t like wearing button-up tops anyway, as I’ve discovered. I find them too crisp and uncomfortable. I like blouses and more jersey-like items for ease of eating, sitting and wear.

PANTS

WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET BEIGE PANTS

White-House-Black-Market-Neutral-Flare-Leg-Pant

WHY I ORIGINALLY BOUGHT IT

I wanted a neutral that wasn’t white, blue, black or grey…. but in the end, I don’t like tan or beige as a bottom and I never should have forced myself to buy a pair that wasn’t in those 4 approved neutral colours as bottoms.

WHY I DON’T LIKE IT ANY MORE

I don’t like the colour. It washes me out and/or it is a strange tone of colour to be pairing clothing with it. It’s too beige or something. I put things like navy blue against it and hate the combination. Or I try black and think it looks strange. It just doesn’t work in my wardrobe’s colour palette any longer and I can’t seem to find the right things to pair with it.

SCARVES

MICHELE MORGAN SCARF

Scarf_Silk_Michele-Morgan-Paris_Orchids

WHY I ORIGINALLY BOUGHT IT

It was $2 and I really liked the colours as well as the pattern.

WHY I DON’T LIKE IT ANY MORE

It’s a square which makes it awkward to wear because I don’t knot it. I like longer scarves and bigger blanket-style scarves.

Also.. it isn’t silk. I’m fairly sure it’s polyester and I don’t wanna wear that around my neck.

Other than that, I’ve just been selling things from my wardrobe but I would gladly have kept all of it if it didn’t sell. I’m a hoarder like that.


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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K (savings rate = 85%). I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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2 Comments

  1. Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way

    I don’t like a button up tops, I find it very hard to wear. 🙂 Last week, I gave my favorite pants because it can’t fit with me anymore.

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Button up tops work if they’re large enough for the bust…

      Reply

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