I find myself always buying clothes and leaving them in the bags for a couple of days and when I decide to clean my room I take them out and squish them into my crowded closet. Not really thinking of how or when I'm going to wear what I just bought. Of course I think about how I can use a clothing item before I purchase it but when I hide it in my closet and don't really take the time to put something together it becomes so easy to forget what I have bought.
I recently replaced ALL my hangers with the slim velvet hangers to conserve space and it worked great! (saved me an inch of space for every foot!) However, what I should of done right after is really look at everything I have and what I don't need to buy or what I could use a little of. Instead I just threw everything back into my closet without organizing what or how I put my clothes, making it extremely difficult to remember what my recent purchases have been, or the items that I bought months ago that I completely forgot. Throughout this entire closet renovation I was undergoing I continued to shop carelessly not taking notice of what I shouldn't purchase anymore. More than anything, I need to work with what I already having. Hence the purpose of this blog entry, a challenge!
I am challenging myself to use all of my most recent purchases from the past week into clothes that I already have. I will not buy ANY items this week. I will stay away from the mall and browsing online. So we will see how this goes.
Currently, I am taking out my purchases out of my bag and making at least two outfits for each piece of clothing and taking a picture of them on my webcam. This makes it easy for me to look through outfits and not forget what I have in my closet. Plus, this is fun for me :)
I will update later this week to let you know my progress.
One of my pics from today. The ruffle top is new (H&M), paired it with an orange bandage mini for a color block effect. I bought that skirt about six months ago and have never worn it (see what I mean!)