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
That blouse is a lovely colour!
I’m impressed with all the clearing out you did! I need to be more ruthless with my wardrobe.
Away From The Blue Blog
Haha boyfriend photographers, the struggle is real! Ik ben momenteel ook aan het Konmariën, ik heb dozen en zakken vol met kleren die de verkoop of inzamelbak in moeten! Zo bevrijdend! En mooie outfit natuurlijk!
Karlien - Polished Cats says
die broek is geweldig. IK moet ook nog eens mijn kasten uitkuisen
Jenna Condon says
Just in love with that purse! Great post. Hope your doing well. 🙂
Dress your life. says
Super dat je zo goed bijhoudt wat je echt wilt kopen! Die laatste foto is hilarisch met de comment eronder 😀
I’m in love with this lovely blouse. That back!
I love your style and your blog.
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Turn it inside out says
Zalige outfit! ik heb toevallig dezelfde kleurencombinatie aan vandaag 😀 pastel roze trui en grijze joggers haha. dat wil zeggen dat het goed is! 😉
love, Turn it inside out
Kristian Olson says
Yay for finding more of your personal style and seeing the upside to less disposal income (but also happy that seems to be changing for you too since that can be stressful.Hope the job is going well!)
Mooie outfit! Ik heb een tijdje geleden een soortgelijke broek gekocht en kan echt niet meer zonder, ze zit zo comfy!
Naomi - tempspournous says
Kon Mari op een gouden plateau. De laatste maanden heb ik in veel dingen kuis gehouden. En elke keer met haar werkwijze in gedachten. Wat eerst nog een beetje pijn doet aan het hartje, ben je inderdaad 2dagen later vergeten. En wat overblijft zijn zoals je zegt de dingen die je echt nauw aan het hart liggen. De truc is nu om het ook zo te houden/verder te doen.
Rebecca Ellis says
I love a good clear out, but this sounds really interesting! I’m tempted to try budgeting more in September x