02 June 2014

one in, one out: may 2014

for each clothing, shoe, and accessory purchase i make this year, i am donating/selling/recycling a comparable item in an effort to better manage my closet.  check out my "one in, one out" tag for more of these monthly posts!

like last month, i don't have a whole lot to say about the purchases i made this month other than... whoops.  i seem to keep spending more money than cutting back, but i anticipate that changing next month as i will be moving.  that whole change-of-address thing will be a good excuse not to do any online shopping in case purchases don't arrive at my current address before i move. 

i also hope the fact that i am moving and will have a different closet space will help my overall inventory.  i will have a slightly bigger closet, but i anticipate it equaling the space i have now.  even though my current apartment is small, i have been spoiled with a standard sized bedroom closet, a hall closet that i took over as my own, and my own half bath where i have stored all of my makeup and jewelry.  i'm up for the challenge and making a good use of my new space, though, and i'm looking forward to being intentional about putting everything away for the first time into my new closet and dresser.

anyway, cue the collage! if an item is still available for purchase online, there will be a link to it below.

{what came in}

item purchased $ paid original $
old navy printed gauze scarf 9.69 14.94
old navy striped pullover - blue 9.73 24.94
crown vintage tisha pump - navy 37.45 49.95
cl by laundry nima wedge pump - gray 27.45 39.95
*express editor slacks - charcoal (gw) 2.50
old navy flirt bootcut jeans (gw) 3.50 29.50
j crew haberdashery orange oxford (gw) 4.49 72
*j crew yellow pinstripe oxford (gw) 3.74
*banana republic brown trousers (twice - $3.66) ppal 69
anjolee essential diamond hoop earrings c/o
gap stripe twill jacket (thredup) ppal 88
*banana republic maroon plaid blouse (thredup) 4.47
merona lace blouse - berry 16.38 22.99
gleeful peacock tears of joy earrings - cream 15 15
gleeful peacock narwhal tee 22 22
old navy boyfriend khakis - gray 15.20 29.94
old navy boyfriend khakis - olive 15.20 29.94
old navy gray twill pixie pants 27.95 34.94


* not pictured

if i am to analyze my purchases this month, i'll say that i am really pleased that i found two great pairs of dress pants and 3 pairs of work/casual pants (the last 3 pairs from old navy), plus a decent pair of jeans for weekends.  i am also happy that i found two short-sleeve blouses that will be great to wear this summer.  it was fun to pick up some souvenirs in tulsa from one of my favorite small businesses, gleeful peacock, and i also found some great deals on twice and thredup

{what went out}

it wasn't too hard to find like items to remove from my closet after reviewing the purchases i made.  i eliminated four skirts for the four pairs of pants, all of which were skirts i made.  i went through a short-lived phase of making skirts a couple years ago, but quite honestly i never chose fabrics that i liked well enough to wear again and again... but i'm okay with getting rid of some of the skirts i made that i know i will never wear again.  if i ever pick sewing back up, i'll be more selective about the fabrics i choose.

not pictured: one skirt sold on ebay and two pairs of shoes (oops, i just forgot to get them in the picture)

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