I remember very clearly a semi-preppy Victoria's Secret
v-neck sweater I had. It was navy with a contrasting white along the v, & it was long (too long), & I wore it only once--on a date with a rental car guy--but it seemed perfect. It must have been too long? I don't know when I donated it. It looked a lot like the photo to the right
(I'm tempted to buy it again!).
This weekend I'll be heading to Rachel's clothing swap. I'm excited! I have a big bag of clothes to add to the swap. But will I wonder years from now where my favorite top or pants went? Will I remember why I parted with them?
This time I'm going to take a few minutes to document what I'm letting go of.
Here's a list of my favorites that I'm donating, how much I paid for each one, how often I wore them, when, & why I'm letting them go.
Victoria's Secret cardigan
Three pairs of stone-colored khakis
No. of Times Worn, Where, How:
The top pair I wore only once, belted, with a top turned backwards & tucked in.
The middle pair I wore to the mall once with high heels & felt glamorous.
The bottom pair I've worn a few times--to work.
The top pair is too big & high-rise.
The middle pair is too wide leg at this point.
The bottom pair is too tight & short.
Boden gray & white ruffle-neck tees
No. of Times Worn: don't know
work & play but not much
neckline not right. These tees never felt as right as they should have.
No. of Times Worn: 5
once on a Friday at work,
once for a hospital visit,
once on weekend shopping trip
I did love this dress, & it was a special purchase for me. But the waist is too high, so it makes me feel a combination of prego & a big baby.
It worked with a long cardigan, but I haven't worn it in two seasons, & I think I'm ready to let it go.
I don't know that I'll ever record everything again like this because somehow it took quite a bit of work, but at least I'll know what happened to these few items :-)
Would you ever keep a record like this of the clothes you're donating?