I’ve noticed something now that I am in my third month of not buying clothes. I have complete clarity when it comes to my wardrobe.
Even though I have a capsule wardrobe, I still sell and donate clothes because I can see clearly what does not work. It may have never worked. Since I started this year of no shopping, I have taken bags of clothes and shoes, including these Danskos, to sell at Fifi’s at Cameron Village. These shoes were too clunky for my petite frame:
And it’s not just shoes and clothes I’ve parted with.
Just within the last few weeks, I woke up wanting a minimalist jewelry selection. And then I cleaned out a closet, where the client had the daintiest jewelry. It made me realize I only want to wear dainty and delicate pieces.
So Sheon the Stylist helped me pare down my jewelry to minimalist and dainty. (Just so you know, jewelry is my thing. There is nothing else I want as a gift. So if I can do this, you can do this.)
I took the costume jewelry to sell at Fifi’s, and the real stuff to sell to Reliable Jewelry, my favorite store in all of Raleigh. I sold all my earrings to them, because I had a lot of pearl studs. I never wear pearl earrings. I only wear one pair, and that is all I have now. Sheon said the Slane & Slane black beads were too wide for my wrist, and the David Yurman bracelets were just too big around, so they were sold, too.
We are taught by the clothing companies that the more clothes you have the easier it will be to get dressed in the morning. That is totally false. It’s way easier for me to get dressed because I have fewer clothes and accessories. And by the end of my no shopping year, I will have even fewer because this is not the end of the purge.