|Posted this on tumblr today. Loved the textures, prints, pastels, and girly details.|
I don’t have any pictures for this post.. but I promise you’ll love it, so read it anyways. 🙂
As most of you know, I’ll be graduating in just a few short weeks. And by short, I mean that they continue to fly by without even hesitating to see if I’m running right along with them. (I’m not, in case you didn’t catch that.) With graduating, comes moving, which is what I have spent the last day doing. I’ve packed up the last three years of my life and am ready to head home. Or am I? No, I really am, just kidding! 🙂 While packing, this was my basic thought process..
I have too much “stuff”..I don’t have enough clothes..I have too many clothes but not ones I like..I have too much black..But I love black!..I need more color in my wardrobe..I will never buy black again, only colors and prints..Goodness, Marissa, why on earth did you buy THAT?!..Oh, that will be in my next outfit post but I want a striped skirt to go with it..
Aaand you get the picture. Basically, I came to the conclusion that I have many clothes but..
a) I don’t fit into them since most are M/L, 4/6 and I am now a XS/S 0/2. Yes, problem.
b) I don’t like most of them. Problem.
c) I have MUCH too black. BIG problem.
d) I need to rid my closet of things I don’t wear, like, want, or need. Duhhh, Marissa.
e) I’m just down right bored with it. Major problem.
So, ladies and any of you gents out there, I’ve decided to do a closet detox: rid of toxic qualities and substances. Not that my clothes are necessarily toxic, but they are toxic for my mood. Hear me out.. When you walk into your closet and see nothing but black/white for the majority and are wondering what to wear don’t you feel like blah? Or, on the other hand, when you purchase that brand new glittery dress that just exudes confidence off the hanger doesn’t it make you want to jump around? The answer should be yes. See, I want to be jumping around at each and every piece in my closet. And if I hold up a blouse or pair of trousers and they don’t do that for me, then out the door they go.
I also vowed to myself about a month back not to buy any black for the remainder of the year. Yes, the entire year. And besides the black romper you saw here, I’ve stuck to that vow.
So, who wants to take the challenge with me? If you’re not wearing it, what is it doing it your closet? And if you already have so much black, why do you need more? You should be excited about the garments hanging in your closet, and as jolly as the colors on them. If you aren’t, then it’s time to detox!
If you have any questions about specific items, such as things you should or shouldn’t keep, staple items that you need, or a good color palette to start with, don’t hesitate to ask!