October 31, 2012

Wardrobe Evaluation: Scarves

Filed under: Angst,Clothing,Donation,Style,Uncategorized,Wardrobe — by twistedchic @ 10:05 am
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This is the last post of October Wardrobe Evaluation!  TL:DR – I spent a month analyzing my closet piece by piece and deciding what to keep and what to give away.

And this last bit is the hardest.  I love my scarves, yo.  Which is why I have, no lie, 3 dozen of them.  Which is really too many, all things considered.  I don’t have the space to even see them all!  So, much as it pains me, I must weed.

Here’s the thing; I didn’t buy all these scarves.  About half of them were presents, because everybody knows twistedchic loves scarves!  It’s an easy present.  And I love the thought!  But a lot of the scarves that were given to me are polyester, or scratchy or otherwise… not so great.  They may be beautiful, but polyester won’t keep you warm, and nothing scratchy is worth wearing, no matter how pretty.  So I’m donating about 6 gift scarves.  Also getting donated are a few near duplicate scarves, things that are very similar to ones I already have, but don’t like as well.  After donation, I’ll be about 10 scarves lighter.  Also, I’m going to find a better way to display the scarves I do have, hanging off the closet isn’t really ideal…

Yay, the Wardrobe Evaluation is done!  This was a huge project and I’m really proud of myself that I got it all done.  Next month: new aquisitions! ~


October 9, 2012

October Overhaul: Tops

I ~do~ have a problem with tops.  I’m cold all the time, so anything warm is a must have for me.  Cardigans seem like an easy fix, so when I see one that’s reasonably priced, I just go ahead and pick it up.  And that is how I ended up with a dozen cardigans.  So I can see I need to trim there.  However, what I have learned from extensive cardigan experimentation (THIS IS SCIENCE, YO!): 1. cashmere and silk blends will keep you warm, 2. make sure you can layer things under the cardigan, too tight is no good! (even if it does have awesome pockets) 


My other problem with tops is duplication.  I love green and teal, so I have bunches of similar stuff in those shades.  All solids, no prints.  Too much repetition, not enough diversity!  What this really means is I need to be more careful about what I buy.  I need to make a list of what I want and ~actually~ stick to it.  No more impulse buys!  But that’s a whole ‘nother post…

So tomorrow I’ll be donating 4 not quite right cardis and a couple of teal tees.  Also?  I’m more than halfway through the wardrobe overhaul.  Yaaaay!

October 7, 2012

October Overhaul: Jeans

So jeans.  How many pairs do you have?  How many pairs do you need?  Summer and winter weight?  Colors?

Aaaargh, there’s so many choices nowadays!  When I was a teenager, they were all the same.  Actually, when I was a teenager I wore a pair of Eddie Bauer men’s jeans with a button fly all the time.  I was devastated when someone stole them out of the washer!

But seriously, how much denim is too much?  I have four pairs of black jeans.  And two pairs of blue jeans.  Two summer weight jeans, and three winter weight jeans.  One pair of too small jeans and one pair that even belts can’t keep from sliding off.  I think I have too many.  It’s a little outta control!  I just don’t wear jeans that much.  I should really only keep the stuff I love, right?  So.  It’s time to really look at what I wear and narrow it down.

Mountain of Denim

1. BR comfy straight legs.  I’m in love, these aren’t going anywhere.

2. Bandolino black jeans.  I love the double button fly, and they are heavy duty enough to hike in.

3. Old Navy Diva Blue jeans. These are good for heavy chores and stuff, and I don’t worry about messing them up.

4. My rockstar sidezip skinny jeans.  Perfect for concerts.

Everything else is going straight to the giveaway pile…

Hey, anyone want a pair of size 6 White House Black Market jeans?  They’re very stretchy! Or a pair of Old Navy summerweight jeans?

And if anyone finds a pair of Eddie Bauer men’s jeans size 6 with a button fly…just bring them back to me, no questions asked!

September 30, 2012

October Wardrobe Evaluation

It’s a new month, and this October I am determined to finally do that complete wardrobe evaluation I’ve been talking about.  You know, that “I should really clean out the stuff  I don’t wear…” and “If I could just find the right ~thing~ my closet would be perfect!”

So this month, I solemnly swear, I’m going to completely go through everything I own and weed!  And make a list of stuff I need! (Look, I rhymed!) Seems a little overwhelming, but I’m going to break it down into categories and do it a little at a time, so I don’t go nuts.  Or more nuts, I’m already a little twisted~  At the end of the month, I’m going to take a bag of stuff to the goodwill.

So here are the categories:


Hats & Belts

Scarves (yes, it deserves its own post!)






I can do this!  (I may need a little more encouragement)

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