10-14 lbs make a huge difference in sizes, duh. (that's a duh to me, not to you) But there were some pieces that I really wanted to keep because I knew I would get back down to that size and I would wear them. (other pieces - it was a good reason to say good bye.) The whole point of a closet clean out is to streamline the closet and make it easy to get dressed because everything fits, it looks good, it's in good condition, etc. Solution? The need-to-drop-10-lbs pieces were put on blue hangers to distinguish them from the fitting clothes. There weren't too many of them to be discouraging. And it did help motivate me to see them. So now, I am wearing my blue hanger clothes - and so happy about it!
I would have loved to throw on one of the J Crew strapless jersey dressed today, but I really wanted to wear this - one of the blue hanger items. It's a black and white striped polo dress from J Crew, Spring 2007. (anyone recognize or have a clue about name?) And it was perfect today. Along with some gold jewelry, including the Dina hoops, and black ballet flats.
And I switched out to the J Crew purse (pictured at top) from last spring - my $15 purchase (so on sale at my local B&M) for a trip to Aruba that May with my best friend from high school. She traded her timeshare, so I just needed to get a plane ticket. It was gorgeous there! Anyone recognize the purse from last spring - name, etc? Anyway, I love the colors. Love the polka dots. Perfect purse to spruce up the outfit today. It's a nice size, too - bigger than a clutch and holds a lot! Of course, it totally reminds me of the Papagallo purses from when I was younger. (wow, I just dated myself yet again.) Any suggestions on cleaning the fabric? The fabric actually discourages me from using it more.
And I don't have a Polyvore because I couldn't find everything. But I will be clipping the purse to add to my items. And speaking of clipping to Polyvore...I finally got a semi-decent pic of the white rosette tee. Which I will now be clipping so that I can use it in my Polyvore sets. Yay! (Stupid J Crew for not ever putting the tee online, grumble, grumble, grumble.)
Enough grumbling...it's a beautiful day and I'm going to take Lucy for another nice walk. It's good for both of us! Weekend is looking a little busy, so not sure how much I'll be posting. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day!