After T-shirts I contined with the purge and moved onto sweaters.
Here's the breakdown:
Total Number of Sweaters: 6
Total Number of Cardigans: 20
For some reason this catagory seemed tougher. I wear a lot of these sweaters regularly, so I could only justify getting rid of a few.
Like this one. I fell in love with it (for some reason) at Goodwill and waited until it was 50% off. I cannot bring myself to wear it. When I put it on I feel silly in it.
So it's going to the shop.
You might remember this sweater from this post. I bought in on impulse. I should never do that. This sweater makes me feel like a line backer. Too much puff in the ruffles at the shoulders.
Sadly, this one didn't make the cut either.
In the end I didn't do as well as I did with the t-shirts., but on the other hand the keepers are in heavy rotation right now. Here are the numbers:
Number of Sweaters Remaining: 13 (from 20)
Number of Cardigans Remaining: 4 (from 6 )
Total Remaining: 17
On a bright note I really feel like the only thing I'm missing in the sweater/cardigan department is a great casual chunky knit for layering.
So that's a plus.
I've also got a few sweaters which made the cut this round, but remain on the hit list. If I don't wear them this winter they're out. Winter has yet to come. I didn't want to leave myself too short. It gets cold here.
Next on the list was blouses.
And the numbers:
Total Number of Blouses: 21
Quick story about this next top: I LOVE this blouse! (I know it's a tank top, but it's in a very blouse-like material so I consider it to be in the Blouse catagory) I love wearing it with khakis or denim shorts in the summer.
But I was VERY on the fence about keeping it.For two reasons:
1. I didn't wear it this year. AND
2. It had aquired a spot on the lace which I can't remove:
I told myself at the beginning of this that anything stained would have to go.
So good-bye it went.
Maybe I'm getting better at this!!
I'm not gonna lie though, I really felt like I was on What Not to Wear. But I was Stacey, Clinton and Lisa all rolled into one. I was mentally beating myself up about some of the stuff I had in my closet. Like "why do you have so many old t-shirts?", "Who cares if this is comfortable?! It's ugly!" "Does this even fit you anymore?". I'm not sure if it was sad or funny.
I promise you I never answered myself once.
Then I had a break through! When I pulled this top out off the rack I thought "I forgot I owned this top! I love this top!"