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?