So I have a long term goal of being a minimalist. Not a crazy minimalist, but someone who can live without excess, I guess. But, the biggest thing standing in my way is my ridiculously large wardrobe. It really got out of hand in the last 3 years while I was at grad school. I was constantly buying dresses for opening nights and theater events and beach parties and themed parties and you get the idea. I also had a large enough closet at the time to accommodate my dress/clothes fetish. But now that I live in much colder Chicago, with much smaller closet space, my 130+ (sadly, no I am not exaggerating) dress collection needs to seriously pair down. So I'm not sure how I am going to conquer this monumental task, but I do know one thing....once I do, I hope to have less than 25 dresses. And my hope is to accessorize to change the look of each dress/outfit and not feel the need to buy something different every time there is an event to attend. Accessories are a cheap and easy way to make something feel new. And yes, there are the expensive accessories that will stay in your possession forever (like the beautiful opal necklace I bought on Portobello Road in London) because of how much you spent. But there are also cute trendy cheap accessories that you can buy and use until they fall apart or go out of style, whichever comes first. The best place for said cheapies? Forever 21!! They have over 40 different accessories for under $2!! And they will always make a statement! And the best part about accessories, they are small and easy to store.
Warning!!! SHAMELESS publicity push: Especially if you use one of my accessory organizers from The Happy Hoot! But seriously, it does help to have a good place to put things away.
|Accessorized by Forever 21 earrings: $1.50|
So wish me luck in my attempts to achieve my minimalist goals, and the next time you see me buying a dress, remind me of this blog post please...and tell me to go to Forever 21 and just pick up some great earrings. It's bound to save me lots of $$$ and closet space. And Thank You! (In advance)