However…I won’t let that stop me from talking about my closet and purging thereof.
I saved this chore, on the list of downsizing chores, for last.
It’s Saturday morning. The dreaded day has arrived. Playing with dishes and arranging furniture, the fun stuff of downsizing, is all but finished. Now it’s time for the nitty gritty work inside my closet.
Sorry, there are no before pictures of what lurks behind this door. I don’t believe there will be an after, either.
It’s been awhile since I really had fun putting together outfits. The work and worry of preparing the house for sale and fixing up a little R&R place has, I must admit, zapped my pizazz quotient!
I don’t do clothing style posts, usually. I’m making an exception this time. Clearing the closet was the perfect opportunity.
Saturday began around 1 AM, when I awakened out of a sound sleep, walked into the closet and discovered I was seeing reality and not just the nightmare I imagined. What a mess!
Just about dawn, J brought the rolling rack up from the basement. My plan was to choose enough mix and match things for the rest of Summer and hopefully the mix and match would segue nicely into Fall, without much effort. These will be the only clothes I will take to the apartment.
The top rack holds a mix of black and white tees, grey, beige and denim capris and longer length everyday pants.
I added a basket of sandals, slides, and flip flops. I wear flip flops until the snow flies.
There are several jackets and vests.
Our lifestyle is casual. We rarely dress up. For those occasions when we do, I have a couple of maxi skirts and a black maxi dress, from Chico’s Traveler collection.
Most of the time, I’m dressed in white or chambray shirts, tee shirts, khaki or black capris or pants. Once in awhile I add chunky jewelry, like the turquoise, coral and silver necklace, below.
Indian Market was handmade by a friend, from my old decorating forum, Great Impressions. Anneliese made several pieces of jewelry for me during 2007. I am still wearing these gorgeous works of art.
I wear silver hoop earrings with this and the silver cuff bracelet, shown hanging at the top of the hanger, in the photo before this one.
This is one of my Chico’s Traveler outfits. Jacket, pants, and sheer animal print shirt, with black shell. The only dressy outfit in this bunch. I’ll add gold and silver chains, a bangle bracelet, and hoop earrings from Brighton.
I’ve had this vest from Christopher and Banks/CJ Banks, a couple of years. I usually wear it with black capris. Not long ago I ventured into Cato where I found the white crop pants in the same fabric; inexpensive match for the vest. You might want to check out Cato now and then. The striped tee is from Chico’s.
Here is another vest from Christopher and Banks/CJ Banks. I bought a yellow one like it this year also. Several people have commented on the vests and I sent them to the stores.
This necklace and animal print top are from Chico’s.
The heather brown sweater is from Soft Surroundings. The long white shirt is Chico’s no iron shirt. Worn with khaki capris.
The bracelet was a happy bonus gift found inside an order from Chico’s. The scarf is from Eddie Bauer, a few years ago.
This will be a great outfit for early Fall.
A top for Fall with button shirt and tee. There have been times, this Summer, when this would have been very comfortable. We’ve had some unusually cool days, this season.
Finding bits and pieces from the closet was a nice diversion, this weekend. I found what I wanted to pack and put together a container for Xanti. Xanti likes to raid her 71 (July 25) year old G’ma’s closet.
Other things I donated and I may donate more when I take a look at the Winter things.
This is my style. People who know me personally and have gotten to know me, in real life or through BPM, know this is my style. The color scheme has become more neutral, over the years, but my style has changed little.