Hey ladies and gents! I don’t know if you recall my closet challenge from earlier this year. But basically, I challenged myself to “shop” in my closet instead of in the stores. Well, I had to make some changes to that challenge.
I went through my closet to do some much-needed cleaning and reorganizing. I realized that a lot of the clothes needed to go. I found a dress I had since high school…smh! I was holding on to garments that I had outgrown mentally and physically. My style has evolved since I was in my teens and early 2os, but I was still holding on things that didn’t work for me at this stage in my life. So, I donated my clothes. I did some serious cleaning. I went through all of my clothes at least 3 times. It was a lot of work. I was able to what I was working with and see the direction I would like to go in regards to my fashion.
In regards to shopping, I buy things that go with the wardrobe that I have. I have invested in dresses that have some versatility so that I can use them for work, church, or what I need them for. I have always been conscious about my spending when it comes to shopping for clothes. I have adopted a lifestyle of spending larger amounts of money on things that I consider “investments”. For example, some of my major investments are education, my business, my home, giving to God, and saving for myself (this whole other post topic). It is okay to splurge on yourself, but there should be a balance. I enjoy looking fly and chic, but it is important that my bills are taken care of and that I am able to live from day-to-day. Besides, it’s not all about what you wear, but how you wear it and how you feel. In the words of India Arie “My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes”. I will definitely, keep you updated on my closet! Until then, continue to stay lovely, loves! Smooches;-)