Ever since my Goldilocks post, I’ve been looking at my closet with a critical eye, and feel another major wardrobe purge may be imminent.
Truthfully, I’ve just been feeling a bit overwhelmed in general, what with the losses of both of my parents earlier this year, our son starting Middle School, worries about the economy, etc., etc. When I get like this, my urge is to simplify, to pare everything down to the bones, to get rid of clutter both physical and mental. But let’s start with the physical: I’m going to cut some wide swaths through my closet (again), beginning tonight.
After that, I’m putting myself on a shopping ban (excluding anything amazing stumbled across in Paris) for the next four to six months. I will keep my Goldilocks items, and so should never have one of those “nothing to wear” moments. I talk the talk about upgrading my wardrobe, but as long as I keep spending on the same old “usual suspects,” I don’t have the motivation or budget to really walk that walk. I’m going to seek out some new places to shop, do lots and lots of trying on, and attempt to hone in on what is really worth buying and wearing. And reporting on my efforts and experiences ici, bien sur!
This will be an interesting experiment.
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