If you read my blog with any regularity (thank you!!!), you know that we are in the throws of renovating our long overdo master bathroom. Despite keeping the closet doors shut and our contractor's diligence in keeping dust to a minimum, the clothes in our closet have had a light sprinkling on their shoulders. Fairy dust. :)
Concurrent with this, I have grown very tired of my work clothes and realize that some of them really need updating and replacing. Each day I struggle to get dressed in clothes that are dated, worn, or unflattering. And the closet is a mess.
Rather, I would like this:
I have decided that once the work in the master bathroom/bedroom area is complete, I will take it upon myself to take every bit of clothing out (including my husband's stuff), clean the closet, repaint the interior of the closet, and put only 1/3 of the clothing and shoes back. For staple items that need replacement, I will take my time and shop for timeless and flattering things that are made of quality fabrics. With fewer (but nicer) things, I will be able to dress more creatively yet without stress and (hopefully) grumpiness. A zero-waste closet attempt.
For Mother's Day, I was asked what I wanted and thought of either a piece of costume jewelry (I already have too much) or a new spring/summer bag. But then I remembered my goals. (yes, you CAN have too many bags, really)
My husband bought me this summer bag years ago from Brighton. While the heart detail is really not my style at the moment, the bag is actually very cute and has held up well.
The interior fabric is a pop of fun when the bag is opened (see below)...
Last summer I purchased a very good quality black bag on sale for nearly half off. I have used it for the bulk of this year, from about late October until now. Because it is black, it goes with all of my clothes and was a very smart purchase. It has held up wonderfully, I still love it, and I have had many nice compliments on it (always fun to hear). But she will be put aside for a few months so that I can enjoy this summer bag again. :)
I'm really, really ready to declutter and to live with less. Everything I live with must be loved, however. That's the rule. :)