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Today I have decided that as I have a few days off work, im going to Spring Clean my Wardrobe and get organised once and for all.
I have a wardrobe stuffed with items that never see the light of day , so its about time that I did something about it. I’m terrible for keeping things, thinking that I will slim back into them. But to be honest when I loose my weight (and I will) I wont want to wear those clothes anymore anyway, so they have to go.
I have just read a super book on my Kindle called In The Jumble:The Joys of Finding, buying and wearing second hand clothes by Victoria Lochhead
this lady is a personal stylist and in this book she talks about her challenge of going a year without buying new. you can learn about her here http://www.frankieandruby.co.uk
So armed with all the information from this funny and informative book, I decided I was going to give my wardrobe a good Spring clean and only keep the items that fit me and suit my colouring and age.
In Victoria’s book she talks about finding your correct colour chart, it seems we are either Spring, Summer ,Autumn or Winter people. So I took to Google to find how to look up what I am.
This is the site I went onto to find out more about what colours I should be wearing and how to wear them. There are lots of information to be found on here, so pop over and take a peek.
Let me know what colour’s you should be wearing and if they are very different to what you are wearing now?
So I did the test on there and according to the Chief Fashionista I am a Soft Autumn and I should be wearing
Mahogany, Brown, Medium Grey, Dusty Pink, Buttermilk, Turquoise, Dark Plum, Camel, Khaki, Grey, Coral, Mint, Jade, Aubergine, Light Peach, Deep Rose, Light Coral, Terracotta, Emerald Turquoise, Sea green and Purple.
According to Victoria’s book, the best way to start to de-clutter is to gather every bit of clothing you have and pile it all onto the bed, dig it out of the wardrobe, drawers, cupboards , ironing pile and washing basket.
Phew there is a lot- what a mess
Then you have to try everything on and what doesn’t fit, makes you feel Yuk or drags you down goes into the Bin Bag to get taken to the Charity Shop. You have to be ruthless here, no if’s or maybe’s , if it doesn’t fit, its going. Come on you can do it. If I can you can. Be Ruthless.
Ok 6 Bin Bags later and what’s left, all fits me, isn’t squashed and crammed in and I can see what I have.
Now the next bit and this is going to take some time , is to put all the different items you have left into outfits. Il be honest here, I haven’t done that yet.
Work in Progress as they say….but the hardest bit is over….now im going to try and follow the rest of the advice in the book and buy things that will make people look at me and go “Wow you look Amazing”, and I want to try and save money by buying from Charity Shops, Ebay and online.
Wish me Luck…..let me know in the comments below how you get on with your De-Clutter?, what colour season you are? and if you could go a year only buying second hand clothes?
Disclaimer- all the opinions in this blog post are my own, I have not been indorsed, sponsored or given any free gifts to write this post , I have done it because I feel it could be interesting to you to read. Is it?
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