"Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets." - Mignon McLaughlin
Does the above statement apply to you?
Photographed below is how much I have managed to cull since moving into our new place. Granted the contents of one of the tubs are the items that I was not quite ready to cull the last time, but I am now.
I'm doing my best to eBay the Summer appropriate items now and as soon as it's March I will try listing the coats, wool jackets and boots (not pictured).
Back to the quote. Did I love everything at the time I bought it? Yes and no, but each piece certainly spoke to me at the time of buying it. Do I hate it all now? Well "hate" is a strong word, so let's just say that each piece does not fit in with my lifestyle and now given limited wardrobe space I am ready to let it go.
For example, although I adore the look of the Lover Chrissy coat, the three-quarter turn up sleeves drive me crazy.
For me the coat is only appropriate on a certain type of Winter's day - one which is mild and not windy, otherwise my wrists and forearms get cold. I also find that sleeves poking from underneath look a little odd unless very fitted. And full length sleeves of corporate jackets just look plain wrong! Therefore in my life this coat is only appropriate to wear on weekends - those which are mild and not windy. In other words the Lover Chrissy Coat planets are aligned maybe once each year. It must go.
The same can be said of an amazing Thurley belted cape that I own. It looks fabulous, but it's not a piece that I gravitate towards, so gets it worn maybe once or twice a year. Does it deserve a spot in my ideal wardrobe? I think not.
Also given that I have vowed to myself to only spend eBay proceeds this year, and my determination to achieve this mystical ideal wardrobe of mine... suddenly two-thirds of the contents of my wardrobe looks eBay-able! I don't hate two-thirds of my clothes, but I just don't love all the pieces enough or wear everything enough to justify keeping it.