Since starting my new job I’ve donated two garbage bags full of clothes and got rid of four pairs of worn out shoes. It’s fair to say that I was holding on to pieces of clothing that didn’t really fit me right anymore or that I had gotten tired of just for the sake of having something to wear. With no income for almost a year, my shopping sprees were limited and I only really bought things I really needed like new warm sweater in the winter and a pair of decent fitting jeans.
Having no shopping budget was really painful at times as I wasn’t able to jump on trends such as the all-white sneakers, off the shoulder tops, frayed jeans and so on when I really wanted to. At the same time having only about €40 monthly to spend on everything (clothes, diner dates, treats, coffees, …) really helped me get a clear view on the things I wear and the things I don’t. So after my first pay came I opened my closet and Konmari’d my way through every bit of it.
Apart from clothes and shoes, I threw out pretty much all my handbags and jewelry. I realized I had 6 handbags I never used because my tan MK and black Kate Spade really are everything I need. I had two boxes full of necklaces, but I never wear necklaces so: out. After K gave me a delicate silver ring for Christmas 6 years ago, I never wore any of my other rings: out. I used to hoard earrings, but stopped wearing most pairs years ago: out. I only kept those things that have emotional value or some kind of meaning. Something I can tell stories about later.
Letting go wasn’t easy, but after two days I already forgot what I once had.
The past year I only bought items that I 100% knew I’d wear. I feel like I’m the worlds most efficient shopper ever now, haha. I have a perfectly curated list of things I am allowed to buy still this summer. Number one on that list? A nude-pink blouse. When I spotted this one on the Massimo Dutti website I was sold. So much so that I was holding it in my hands the next day. The perks of working in Antwerp! I’ve had it for a few weeks now and have countless outfit ideas! This first look is a classic me: feminine colors, but pretty boy-ish in style. The title of the post refers to both the loose fit of these items and the letting go of all the rubbish I still had. I also look forward to sharing the other items on my shopping list with you soon. For a sneak peek you can take a look at my Instagram!
Note to self: don’t trust the boyfriend when he says the bow is still looking nice…
blouse: Massimo Dutti
sweatpants: Massimo Dutti
handbag: Michael Kors
earrings: Forever 21