What a slow, tedious process refining my final list has been! But I have put much thought into it, and I believe I am just about down to my final 33. I'm glad I took this time to rethink my items, and make a thoughtful selection that will support my main goals: achieving versatility and adding a bit of "pizzazz". I'm pulling together the final list for posting as I speak. But for now, the official "au revoir" to those items that made the cut. . .and then didn't make the cut:
(The North Face)
I ended up with too many cardigans.
While I like the length and warmth
this one offers, I think I can get the same perks
out of a couple others that are staying.
Too warm! I can only wear this sweater
on super freezing days. Adore this
colour, but it just doesn't offer enough versatility.
|Drop Shoulder 3/4 Sleeve Sweater|
The 3/4 sleeves don't make the cut! I often
need to rely on my down vest when the down
coat is too much insulation.
I need to make sure my arms are toasty!
Also afraid this colour washes me out.
|Mini Polka Dot Yoke Front Blouse|
A birthday gift from me, to me! Love this
colour on me, but it just doesn't play well with
the rest of my wardrobe. Too much
of a lone wolf.
|Black Silk Neck-Tie Blouse|
Again, another blouse that doesn't
mesh well into the rest of my wardrobe.
Found I could only really get away
with this when worn with jeans.
Plus, with my blue-black hair, I don't
care too much for black tops.
|Cowlneck Long Sleeve Tee|
This shirt is just too big for me, to the
point of being frumpy. And as previously
stated, with dark tops, there's just
not enough contrast with my dark
hair color, and I tend to wash out.
|Long Sleeve Puff Shoulder Tee|
I found that I was only wearing this tee with
one thing. . .the grey jumper dress.
No room in my wardrobe for a
one-outfit-wonder. ..so it must go!
|Pure Body Long Sleeve Tee|
I think I can accomplish what this
tee did for me, with a couple other
options. Basically, it was a duplicate
|Wool Miniskirt with Front Kick Pleat|
(Ann Taylor LOFT)
This skirt was quite big on me, which
made the elimination decision quite easy!
These were too conservative for my
new wardrobe mission. Not to mention,
they required ironing.
Two words: Too. Big.
These are so comfy, but I really only
wore them with one pair of pants.
And given how open they are,
they aren't exactly winter friendly.