One In Two Out Closet Reduction Rule
When I discovered this adorable 70’s corduroy pinafore dress thrifting I didn’t think it would fit me but happy surprise…it does!
It’s a shame I didn’t get any photos of the groovy button-up back closure. They don’t make them like this anymore!
The temptation I face when shopping for my Etsy shop is overwhelming. It is extra difficult when the item is one-of-a-kind vintage. It is much easier when the item doesn’t fit me.
To curb my desire to add to my personal collection I have decided on a one in two out closet reduction rule.
I must be willing to part with two other pieces from my closet to keep the new-to-me treasure. This rule really makes me contemplate my new addition.
To ensure I was making a well-informed decision I asked myself these questions:
- Does it work with other items in my closet?
- Does it fit my body and make me feel good about myself?
- Is it comfortable?
- Can it be laundered easily?
- Does it communicate my personal style statement?
- Does it make me feel happy?
- Is it eco-friendly? AKA secondhand?
What is a personal style statement?
A style statement is an opportunity to “dress for the job you don’t have” or dress for the person you want to be. Clothes communicate volumes about ourselves and influence the way we see ourselves. Attitude and mindset follow the lead of the clothes you are wearing. Actors will “get into character” through their wardrobe. Our clothing can shift the perception of ourselves. Our chosen second skin is an opportunity to make positive changes. Giving yourself permission to dress as the person you aspire to be is the beginning of the change you want to see in yourself.
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This dress made the cut.
I’m full on retro hipster geek and loving it. I said goodbye to two other dresses to make space in my wardrobe. I knew it was the right choice when I had no regrets about letting go of the other two dresses.
The rule isn’t too difficult to follow because I have a large wardrobe. I imagine it will get harder when I whittle down my wardrobe.
The little round bag I picked up ages ago is one of my favourites. It is the perfect size so it doesn’t aggravate my Fibromyalgia and has an external phone pocket for easy access.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that make life better.
One of those simple things is a happy pug.
Or a hungry pug.
I think hungry and pug are synonymous.
She isn’t very good at sitting still for the photos, thus the blurred face. It’s not some special filter to get rid of her wrinkles.
Ha! She would need one heavy-duty filter to get rid of her wrinkles.
Do you follow any rules when adding to your wardrobe?