The cull diary

I've decided to keep track of what I cull and why, to better remind myself when shopping why I shouldn't buy that less than perfect piece. Who knows, maybe this list will help you too in re-assessing the stuff in your wardrobe?

I'm also going to prepare a back dated post summarising all the previous pieces I have culled (since starting this blog).  There is a lot.  It's a wonder I even have any clothes left to wear... but I do. Still too many.
Item culled
Approx. wears
Reason for eradication
Black suede ankle boots (mid-range brand)
1
SHOPPING FAIL
Love the design but too high and improperly balanced for me.
They were bought on sale, so I should re-coup most of their cost on eBay... IF they even sell.  A waste of time purchase.
Beige platform pumps
(designer)
2
SHOPPING FAIL
I enjoyed buying them, but my feet have not enjoyed wearing them!  Each time I have worn them I have half crippled myself.  They are much too high... 13 cm or 5 inches to be exact.
Brown platform pumps
(designer)
5
Not worn enough to justify a place in my ideal wardrobe.  I have other brown heels which I prefer to wear over these.
Black velvet blazer
(mid-range brand)
4
Really gorgeous, very Gucci, but too small now... it has been for years, yet it still hangs in my wardrobe. Why?
It actually came with matching velvet skinny pants (already culled years ago).
I wore the suit to a wedding once and literally every second person commented how amazing the outfit looked on me (*sigh* ... those were the days).
Cream silk linen suit - jacket and skirt
(designer)
4
The skirt is the wrong cut in that it’s really too short for corporate/office wear.  I think I've only felt it to be appropriate during extreme heat conditions... that’s really saying something.
This is not a shopping fail, because it's actually quite lovely, just not suitable for my lifestyle.
Black suit - jacket and skirt
(designer)
Well worn
Too small now, but thoroughly enjoyed wearing it whilst it fit.
Black blazer/jacket
(chain store label)
2
SHOPPING FAIL
The cut is not right and not what I was looking for, yet I still bought it.  For two years it has hung there mocking me and my inability to say "no, it's not perfect" when shopping.
Multi-colour silk top
(designer)
5
It’s really beautiful but it’s the wrong cut and the heavy beading detail on it annoys me each time I wear it.
Black pencil skirt
(chain store label)
Well worn
It’s a little too fitted now and now I find that the split at the back is cut too high.  Each time I wear it I am convinced that the people behind me can see my bottom, causing me to constantly check whether the airy feeling is due to the skirt tearing. Truth is - people can't see my butt and the skirt is not torn... it's just not the right cut for my bootylicious body shape!
Cream silk shirt
(designer)
Well worn
Too small now but besides, it's seen better days.

TOTAL ITEMS CULLED OVER THE WEEKEND: 12
I can actually hang hangers comfortably on the top rail in my wardrobe now.... but I can't keep up with the eBay listing!  Add to this - I've inspired my mum to cull and each time she visits she brings a bag of clothes for me to sell :)

7 comments:

  1. I love these posts of late that you've made. They are indeed inspiring and useful.

    I have to cut quite a large number of items onto eBay as well, as soon as I stop traveling every weekend and working every weekday all day 6a-7p. This is why I am writing a post inspired by your "Items I enjoy wearing vs those that drive me mad". Of course you have credit and are linked in one of the first 3 sentences. I want to now if you want to check it out or reference back to it, or your response in general.

    I'm still working on it and it should be up sometime tonight about the things I wear and dont and why.

    XOXO

    La Copine

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  2. Hi Mari, I can't wait to read it! I know how you feel about not being able to find the time... I work pretty long hours too and often find myself daydreaming about what to cull next and about listing it on eBay hehe. I always feel very inspired at work, but by the time I get home it's too dark to take photos for listing and I'm too tired to cull!. Lately I have been making an effort each weekend to at least take photos (after all the house work is done that is... It's never ending it seems!) so that after whenever I feel like it I can prepare scheduled listings for eBay. xx

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  3. This is such a great idea! I should do this too. I've done a huge amount of culling lately and it feels sooo good, it's almost as addictive as buying new things! x

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  4. It is up!
    What do you think?

    Maybe next weekend I will not be traveling and will be able to that pics =D
    Oh, housework. It's so hard to not be behind, especially when my little brother spends all my work/away-time in my room. Ugh. He's such a cute little evil.

    XOXO

    La Copine

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  5. Great post! I am always so inspired by your culling posts :) Feel free to pass on any clothes to me ;)

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  6. I enjoy reading your posts. That velvet "le smoking" sounds stunning, it instantly brings me back to the Tom Ford era. :) I've had some great luck selling on ebay. There's one more item left for me to list. I keep pushing my friend to finally put her surplus of unused handbags on ebay--and she still wants more. She is the type to buy then never use.

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  7. Thanks so much for your feedback. =) I am so ready to get a nice new camera and start editing away... in three or four weeks when I'm home during a weekend. I can;t get enough of these posts.

    =)

    La Copine

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