In keeping with my Round 1 order of “S’s” I looked through my wardrobe of shirts, skirts, and suits. I’m surprised that even though I pruned my closet over a year ago, there were still items that I hadn’t worn in years. I found:
- 4 shirts (OK, I’d really call them blouses but that doesn’t begin with S)
- 2 skirts
- 2 dresses (broadly re-categorized as “suits” for alliterative purposes).
A few decisions were tougher. Even though I hadn’t worn some items in over a year, they still looked nice and fit well. I decided to take Courtney Carver’s advice and keep only the items I absolutely loved. (Courtney does a blog called Be More With Less that I’ve found to be very helpful and compatible with my values.)
I still had one problem, however. There’s one more dress that’s very elegant, expensive, and rare. It’s called a “Hankie Dress.” It looks beautiful on but it would require a really unique occasion to wear it. I asked the two men who were having a meeting downstairs while I was deliberating whether or not to give it away. They tied, which leaves me still undecided. What’s your opinion?
Lesson: So far I’m hanging on to the dress. It’s important to keep pruning but everything doesn’t have to go at once.
PS: What would be the easiest piece of clothing in your closet to let go of? What would be the hardest?
PPS: A big thanks to William Cawthron of Alpha Hosting (formerly Dixie Systems) who helped me work out the bugs in my blog.