Every once in a while I get an urge to purge. And this urge usually comes when I go shopping like a boss – and this weekend I caused havoc in Zara, H&M (my favorite store) and NastyGal. I just feel like I need to make room for new things, so I need to get rid of some things.
But even before this weekend, I gave my mom a ton of jewelry to give to my cousin, Tamara in Haiti. It started because my mom asked for a necklace to wear to Haiti, so through my things I went and I found 2 necklaces for my mom. In the midst of going through my jewelry for my mom I noticed a couple of things that I didn’t want anymore, and the purge began. I created some wooden earring holders years ago, They are 20×20 and they hang on my wall and hold all my earrings that have hooks. I went through both frames and I gave my mom everything that my spirit would allow me to part with (I have attachment issues – another post for another day). The spirit was willing and the flesh was strong so off these items went to a new home. A home where I am sure they will get the love and attention they deserve. And in the end, that’s really all a fashionista wants. 🙂
This weekend however, the urge to purge came after an online shopping session. While shopping I of course went to the jewelry section and I noticed a few pieces I wanted. I have a ton of jewelry but I usually go for the more simple pieces. I would consider myself as transitioning out of gaudy. Okay maybe not completely out of it, but my taste in jewelry is shifting a bit. Now, don’t get me wrong you definitely need a statement necklace or earrings but I’m at a place where I think I have more than enough.
I placed my orders and I grabbed my two necklace stands and I went through them. I ended up with a nice pile. I then went through my sale pile, which consisted of jewelry, shoes and clothes. All of these items were listed on my PoshMark and Threadflip closets and I posted them in my closet for sale back in August 2013. They didn’t sale and I think a year is more than enough time so I made the only decision to donate them too. I did keep my vintage dresses. They were in the sale pile but not posted. I will be adding them to my closet soon.
The only person I thought of was my niece a Spelman College rising sophomore who is into fashion. I texted her to come and get these items and she did.
Today, I pulled out my shirts in my drawer and I created a small pile. I will be calling her for that too.
My hope is to purge everything that I am not using but I want to create a cohesive wardrobe. So I will be buying and selling/giving away. I will be going through my clothes in my closet next. That’s going to have me in tears cause I love my clothes – but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!
Has there been any spring/summer cleaning for you? What has been the hardest item for you to part with?