The cull diary prequel...

As promised here is a post devoted to a list of the pieces I culled since starting this blog on 22 May 2011 before the inception of my "cull diary" on 30 August 2011.

Item culled
Reason
Comments
Beige wool vest
Seldom worn.

Navy military style blazer
Seldom worn.
Although I liked this jacket, I found the shade of navy difficult to match to other items in my wardrobe.  Black looked too heavy and the whole time I owned it I never managed to match another navy piece to it.
Black denim jacket
Seldom worn.
Because I mostly wear jeans casually, this was not worn often as I don’t do double denim. Verdict – denim jackets are not my thing.
Striped cropped blazer
Worn to death, time to let go.
TO BE REPLACED WITH ONE CASUAL BLAZER.
Gold linen blazer
Worn to death, time to let go.
Navy blouse
Too small.

Plaid cap sleeve blouse
Seldom worn.
I never found the right occasion to wear this. Too casual for corporate wear, too corporate for casual wear... if that makes any sense?
Red knit
Seldom worn...
... plus my partner said it was horrible (!)
Black short sleeve knit skivvy
Seldom worn.
Not sure why I purchased this.  I do not understand the concept of short sleeve skivvies.
Black wet look shell top
A piece with no longevity - no place in my ideal wardrobe.
I would like to avoid buying into 'trends'.
5 x white shirts

Too small.
TO BE REPLACED WITH A COUPLE NEW SHIRTS.
Black shirt
Too small.

White printed tee
Never worn.
I’m not really a tee person.
Cream bow cami
Not suitable for my current figure
Made me look like I had giant bazoombas.
2 x blue denim jeans
Too small.

Grey houndstooth skinny wool pants
Uncomfortable.
Even though these pants were lined to the knee, whenever I wore them I developed an itchy rash.
Beige pencil skirt
Wrong cut.

Black pencil skirt
Wrong cut.

Black bow front skirt
Not suitable for my figure.
Because I have a bootylicious figure with a sway back, the excess fabric at the front made me look thick through the middle.
Beige pants
Online purchase – did not fit.

Pink/brown/beige toned pleated skirt
Seldom worn.

Orange body con skirt
Fraction too small and too short.
*sigh* both skirts were fab.  A bit sad that I decided to let them go, but I’m standing by my decision to start afresh.
Black sequinned sirt
Fraction too small and too short.
Cream tank dress
Online purchase – disappointing in reality.

Black asymmetrical work dress
Too small.
TO BE REPLACED.
Black Designer LBD
Too small across the bust.
TO BE REPLACED.
Animal print dress
Too figure hugging and short.
Must avoid buying figure hugging dresses!
Batwing dress
Too figure hugging.
Ditto.
Silk beaded evening gown
Never worn.
It was literally hung in my wardrobe unworn for about 6 years!
Black shirt dress
Too small.

Magenta silk with billowy sleeves dress
A piece with no longevity - no place in my ideal wardrobe.

Black knee high heeled boots
Too high.
TO BE REPLACED IN TIME FOR NEXT WINTER.
Black suede OTK boots
Too high.
Black studded biker ankle boots
To be upgraded.
TO BE REPLACED WITH ACNE PISTOL SHORT ANKLE BOOTS.
Black high heeled ankle boots
To be upgraded.
Witchery ‘Simone’ ankle boots
Upgraded.
Already replaced with Isabel Marant ‘Dickers’.
Black block heel peep toe pumps
Not flattering on my feet.

Black mid-heel t-bar pumps
Not flattering on my feet
 I bought them 'cause they were comfy...
Black and white peep toe pumps
½ size too small.

Black and white round toe pumps
Not balanced properly.

Black waist belt with silver buckle
Too small.
TO BE REPLACED WITH ONE NEW BELT (NOT SURE ON STYLE YET).
Black waist belt with antique gold buckle
Not worn in a bazillion years.
Beige leather tote bag
Seldom worn.


TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS CULLED DESCRIBED ABOVE  = 48

Since starting this blog I have culled 60 items from my closet!

4 comments:

  1. I like your organized way of documenting this. This way you can see what your misses have in common to avoid repeating the same mistakes. And on that note, you can see what you gravitate towards wearing and learn what works for you.

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  2. I would love to see what your current wardrobe diary/list consists of. I can relate to almost all the reasons you stated in your cull diary. I'm rather obsessed with controlling my wardrobe but I can't say that it helps with my impulse purchases. Has this process helped you control your impulses or perhaps just given your wardrobe more room for new items? Love this post!

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  3. HOLLA to my sister with a bootylicious figure and a sway back! It's so hard to explain this unusual body shape to most girls. So many items of clothing do nothing but exacerbate the illusion of thickness around the middle because of the sway back and bottom. SO FRUSTRATING!
    I am seriously in awe of your culling. I wish I had enough ruthlessness.

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  4. Wendy, the process has done a little bit of both... I must say that I definitely will not be buying very high heels for a while! I am half planning a post/posts like you describe, but still not quite sure how I am going to present it :)

    Alicia - more culling to come... I just need more time on my hands!

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