My current closet:
Contains 32 items (not including pants, pajamas, jackets oh and that includes my summer wardrobe. Yes I pretty much wear the same thing everyday.)
20 items are BLACK or black with a pattern on top, which really doesn't count.
5 are polka dots (won't be stopping that)
9 are vintage (with 4 items being dresses I have never worn)
I do want to grow my vintage options. I only own vintage jewelry and purses but can't quite expand my clothing repertoire.
The bad things I currently do:
- Not try things on! I did this just last week with a vintage green pullover, when I felt un-lazy and went back a few days later and it was gone...I really don't like trying things on but I need too with my petite frame. Not exactly sure how I am going to re-train myself on this one...
- Go on pintrest after I have been thrifting. On my day off from work I go thrifting during the day and go on pintrest at night. While on pintrest I find many inspiring outfits or images that remind me of the items I saw during the day which of course I did not try on and now want too. Every week this happens...
- Don't hesitate as much...even though every time it happens I tell myself okay next time don't put that back and of course I do. I have too many thrift regrets to mention.
Habits I have changed in the past year:
I used to come home with mini vintage beaded purse all the time but last year I was able to admire them and move on.
Buy more accessories. I have been finding belts and scarves although I am working on actually wearing them I never used to buy belts at the thrift, no clue why!
Things I look for in clothing when thrifting:
Is it vintage of course! But beside that for me and my frame I like crew necks, 3/4 length sleeves, knit fabrics and button up blouses. If you have one of these elements I will pick you up and not try you on. The goal in my head is to look for items that are well fitting, simple and mix them with vintage elements.
For this year and on my blog I would like to try and document trying to own/buy and wear a second hand wardrobe, maybe learn to take a good picture or two as well!
Things that are inspiring me right now, are the whole capsule wardrobe movement and this capsule wardrobe video by Viviannadoesmakeup is more modern than my tastes but so well done and this one by Alli Cherry is filled with thrifted items and well this one from mademoiselle is very well done too!
Do others take the new year to change up their style?