Lottie Loves… Finishing School – Week 3

By | July 8, 2010

So I copped out on last weeks workshop challenge of having a bra fitting.  In my defense, the only time I get to go to the shops is when C is with me and she isn’t a huge fan of shopping.  In reality I’m also a coward though!

But anyway, I’m having a go at this weeks challenge, set by the lovely Lottie

C is for… Clothes!

The challenge is to sort our wardrobes as if you shouldn’t be seen in public in it you shouldn’t be seen in private by your family in it either.

I’ve been meaning to sort my clothes out for a while now.  When we moved house just before Christmas we left the wardrobes in the old house and have been making do with those cheap rails until we get new wardrobes.  We’re not in a position to buy new wardrobes yet which means that I can see *all* my clothes, every single day, and there are things hung up that I haven’t worn for 2+ years and its driving me slightly mad.

I’m not great when it comes to throwing things away.  There are tops that I haven’t worn for 3 years that I won’t throw away ‘just in case’ but I realise I have to be brutal to do something about this:

Theres more in drawers too but I’ll spare you pictures of those!

So, Thursday afternoon, when C was having her nap, I began.  I went through all my drawers and through my wardrobe, left to right, scrutinising every item of clothing I had.  Some things were easy and went straight in the ‘charity shop’ pile, other things I had to think about a bit more but most of these eventually went aswell.  Some tops that I no longer wear had only been worn a handful of times so these have gone on ebay.

Eventually I had sorted everything.  This was what was going:

It doesn’t look that impressive in the photo but it was quite a big pile. 

The end result was this:

Its not great but it’s an improvement. 

I’ve picked up a few new bits in the sales and I’m trying to only buy things I know I’ll get lots of wear out of, or that I *absolutely* love while trying to steer clear of impulse buys that I’ll regret in a month.

Thanks Lottie, for giving me the push I needed.  Looking forward to the next challenge!

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Lottie on July 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm.

You’ve done a fabulous job! It’s so nice to see a tidy wardobe isn’t it?! I wish you lived nearer to me, as we’re moving away i’ve been getting rid of stuff and have just rid myself of two nice wardrobes through freecycle.

I recommend joining freecycle, you can pick up some great stuff for abscolutely nothing!

Lottie xxx

Kanga_Rue on July 8, 2010 at 10:35 pm.

My darling husband has built a walk-in wardrobe for me… my clothes have been living on a book-shelf for the past two-and-a-half years. There is more in the loft… along with Gok, you have inspired me to cull my wardrobe.

I will get the time in the next few weeks (I study as well as working full-time), but in the meantime the empty wardrobe is enticing me to sort through everything – I will not be hanging anything until I’ve critiqued it!