top101Having recently downsized and come to the realization that the magic fairies are in fact NOT going to appear and make everything fit in my home, I have come to the sad realization that I may in fact have to purge some of my wardrobe to make room for the essentials in my significantly reduced closets.  Besides, I feel like my life is getting cluttered with too much stuff, and I want there to be space for the people and things that are really important.

The thing about my wardrobe is I‚Äôm very attached to it.¬† Each peace has a bit of a story about it, and as a collecting creature I find that my wardrobe holds my history ‚Äď something that is important to me as I lack relatives who can anchor me in a time gone by.¬† Wearing a particular dress takes me back to a place or an event, or can recreate a mood or a moment.¬† But I have a few too many moments‚Ķat last count (but who is really counting…?) there were something like 68 black skirts hanging neatly on racks in the spare bedroom. ¬†All different. ¬†All unique. ¬†(Almost) all being worn in some kind of rotation.

Thinking about streamlining my wardrobe made me ponder what a girl really needs in her closet and what she can never have too many of.  In my opinion, you can never have enough of the following:

Leather Boots: ¬†Good ones. ¬†Tall, short, mid calf,¬†cowboy, black brown or olive…a well made leather boot will always be in style.

essential boots

Black skirts: ¬†Pencil, A-line, Tulle, mini, maxi…there is rarely an occasion where a black skirt isn’t appropriate and stylish.

essential skirts

White T-shirts:  A well fitting white T-shirt will be your best friend.  For Life.

essential tees

Leather Jackets: ¬†A well cut, supple leather jacket in any color will do Yeoman’s Duty when it comes to fashion.

essential leather

Clinique Chubby Sticks:  Enough said.

essential makeup

In fact, mix and match all of the above and you are pretty much set for life.

Now that I think about it, forget the closet purge.¬† I think I need to hire a designer to create more closet space in my new digs….


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