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<p>I completly decluttered 75% of my clothes... I decided, after wearing uncomfortable and unflattering clothes to work this week, that I'd rather wear the same thing over and over and have what I love rather than wearing things I dislike. I have 2 garbage bags full of clothing to donate. I am not even going to try a yardsale. We are moving and a fresh start is fabulous!!! I do need to add a few things to my wardrobe to make it more workable. Here is what I am adding, slowly:</p>
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<ol><li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Pencil Skirt</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">White shirt</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Blue denim shirt</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Tall black boots</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Black/Navy car coat</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Black kitten heels</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Blue Rain Boots</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Straight leg denim jeans</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Black leather jacket</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Fisherman striped shirt</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Navy Blazer </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">White/black t-shirts</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">2 pair of work pants- black and navy blue</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">1 black pinstripe suit with black silk/cottong blouse</span></span></li>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">I have them in a priority listing in my purse. I also have found the place I want to buy them from and how much. I figure if I buy exactly what I want, it is money well spent. I have to look professional for work. There is no business casual for me.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Here is what I kept:</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">1. Cuffed black work pants</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">2. Grey tweed skirt w/belt</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">3. Red boots</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">4. Cowgirl boots</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">5. White converse sneakers</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">6. 1 black jacket, 1 khaki jacket, 1 dark khaki jacket</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">7. 1 black t-shirt</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">8. 1 black blouse</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">9. 1 pink scarf</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">10. Green trench coat</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">11. 1 pink wind breaker, 2 pairs of workout pants/3 t-shirts, 1 black fleece, walking sneakers</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">12. 1 winter coat- once I get my car coat, this will go</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">13. 1 jean jacket</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">14. 1 pair khaki pants</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">15. brown loafers, 1 pair black flats, green boat shoes</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">16. 1 red purse, 1 dark pink purse</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">17. 2 pairs of shorts</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">18. 5 around the house t-shirts (mostly my college t-shirts and 1 my son bought me. <span><img alt="love.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif" style="width:23px;height:16px;"></span>  )</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">19. bathing suit</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">20. pair of pj's</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">21. 2 silk type tanks tops</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">22. 2 black cotton tank tops</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">23. belt</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">24. 2 summer skirts</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">25. Grey sweater</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">socks, undies, bras- need new bras, 6 necklaces, wedding ring, cocktail ring, 2 bracelets and 4 pairs of earrings.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">So far, this is is pretty good for me. I have to work with what I have some more but it's looking better. I found my base of black, white, grey, khaki and navy are working quite well. The red/pink items are my pops of color.</span></span></p>
 

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<p>Good job, sometimes it's hard to do that much paring, but when you have pieces that all look good together (a black skirt, a white blouse, etc) you have way more outfits than clothes!  Whoo hoo!</p>
 

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<p>Thank you!!</p>
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<p>I forgot to add, I still have a "for now" pile because I need clothes for work and I can't wear the same outfit all the time. As I replace, I will donate. It's been fun and once I got into, it was quite easy. Anyone else care to join in??? : )</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>catscharm74</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280893/i-did-it-woot-woot#post_16063204"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Thank you!!</p>
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<p>I forgot to add, I still have a "for now" pile because I need clothes for work and I can't wear the same outfit all the time. As I replace, I will donate. It's been fun and once I got into, it was quite easy. Anyone else care to join in??? : )</p>
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<br><br><p>Did the closet last week!  Might get to my shelves today or tomorrow.  :)  Of course, mine is easier, I wear scrubs to work and just occasionally need the business casual outfit.</p>
 

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<p>awesome!  I'm am decluttering like a mad person right now. good on you!!</p>
 

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<p>I need to find the motivation to do this as well!  I started by weeding through clothes that were worn, unflattering, didn't fit and weren't something I cared to hang onto 'just in case', etc.  My postpartum body and my old wardrobe aren't working for me.  I didn't plan as well as you though and find that now I have plenty of clothes, but very few outfits. Especially for work, which is business casual but I can wear denim.  You've given me some inspiration to look at the pieces I have left and what I need...that way when I am shopping and find a good deal I am not adding to the problem but am adding to outfit possibilities. :)</p>
 
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