WIT :: of priorities and list-making

So coming home to my closet wasn’t as satisfying as I’d expected it to be.

In fact, if I was honest, it was downright intimidating.

Trying to find room in an already-overfull space for the meager (for me) purchases I made back east was exhausting and humbling. I realized that not only had I strayed so far away from the initial premise of this blog, I had items in my closet that still had tags on them. From several seasons ago.

And whereas before, I craved and found inspiration in variety, now all my choices simply result in my being stymied and paralyzed with indecision.

Luckily, I have experts on my side. I remembered a post from Sally not too long ago about prioritizing wardrobe wants. I reread it and just like that, I found perspective and purpose. I was no longer lost. I felt like breaking out and belting Amazing Grace at the top of my lungs.

I appreciate how Sally takes into account financial situations and other life circumstances. But I appreciate even more the simplicity of her advice: “The idea here is to space out want-based purchases to give them some breathing room, and to make sure that the wanting isn’t a momentary feeling.”

It’s sheer genius.

And if I keep my list in my handy-dandy iPhone, it should prevent me or at least mitigate the impulse shopping I’m prone to do.

I’m also going to give my closet a thorough culling and then setting aside some time on Sundays to list them on eBay. How’s that for thrifty purpose?

Oh, and btw: my current want list? A pair of brogues, navy blue Chucks and a pintuck/tuxedo blouse. I decided to focus on the blouse this month. Help me choose?

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3 thoughts on “WIT :: of priorities and list-making

  1. Um…before you commit to any of these VERY expensive used clothing items, come check out my closet for items that you have passed on to me. You can have them back for FREE.

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