Last Wednesday I had my girlfriends over to help me start a closet purge. A la Sex & The City (click that link) I made signs KEEP IT, STORE IT, LOSE IT and the girls threw them up with enthusiasm while I modeled my wardrobe piece by piece. I thought this was going to be fun, but with my favorite paisley and highlighter skirts not making the cut right from the get go I knew I was in trouble. I recall the term they used for a majority of my clothes was “grandma”. At the end of Round 1 after going through 40% of my clothes, 65% was cut. The biggest insult being 50+ skirts were narrowed down to 17!!
Truthfully my girlfriends input was quite helpful and all that sorting only took an hour and fifteen minutes. Now this purging does come with a catch or “Bonus Rule” if you will that at the end of each evening I get to pick 5 items out of the LOSE IT pile to KEEP. Thank goodness because with this rule my sheer lace blouse, striped maxi dress, red polka dot skirt, purple blazer and green silk skirt were all saved. 🙂 But no amount of begging, outfit creating and pouting could keep me these cuffable jeans!! In fact the girls marked them the only think I was NOT ALLOWED to save, I was so sad but I guess I can see why. Other notables leaving my closet are the white polka dot skirt, everything leopard print and my sheer electric blue blouse.
Have you ever done a big purge? Tell me I’ll feel great after…. Please!
In a half hour Round 2 starts with a few different friends in the mix, again I’m nervous to see what they let me keep.