It is taking a long time because I am being very discriminating when I buy something new.
It needs to tick all the boxes...fit well, be versatile and classic, and at a price that I can feel comfortable spending.
Our local thrift shops have lots of stock so it takes time to carefully sift through the racks.
Keeping my wardrobe on the leaner size I pass up a lot of clothes that would "do."
In the new year I have an appointment with a consignment shop to sell off the garments that are just too big to wear. I thought I could make them work but they do not flatter me anymore...much too much volume!
Ann Taylor top which feels like silk but is obviously a high quality polyester.
Gemstone earrings made by lovely daughter.
They pick up the amber shade in the top.
I like a drop earring for evening.
They catch the light and I feel more feminine.
The basic black Bellissima ponte knit pants were a thrift shop bargain
worn here with my new Calvin Klein kitten heels which are so comfy.
I wore this OOTD when we had some friends over for a casual meal.
The basic garments (the ones I refer to as workhorses) are getting lots of wear.
CPW (cost per wearing) is hovering at about 50 cents for these pants.
Our Humble Bungalow "Closet" has no doors!
The last room on our renovation list is the master bedroom.
It needs a complete makeover.
I have empty hangers in the closet for the first time in many years.
Each garment is hung in its' colour group and has lots of breathing room!
Our wee Humble Bungalow closet has never seemed as large as it does right now.
Living with less, has surprised me so much, I should have done this years ago.
I've discovered that it's never too late to make a change...
I just needed to be in the right frame of mind to commit and embrace it wholeheartedly,
My recent weight loss journey is a prime example.
I needed to be "ready" before embarking on the program.
It only took me 6 years!
The festive season is a good excuse to wear some sparkly jewels.
JCrew necklace a gift from son and lovely daughter in law.
Club Monaco earrings from last season.
These are fabulous to wear for candle lit dinners!
Thoughts and changes are afoot...
In the New Year I plan to explore the opportunities to get more involved.
With so many agencies needing volunteers in our community I'll have a few options.
The difficulty lies in deciding where to put my time and energy.
If you volunteer in your community how did you decide which job to take on?