I wanted to write a quick update on my closet overhaul. Mostly things have stayed pretty minimal.
I have bought some nursing friendly pieces to add to my wardrobe, and for spring I added a new graphic tee, statement shirt, and a new cardigan.
I cleaned out the tote of things that I put away when I was pregnant so I already took some things to consign when I picked up my payout and since then I have added some more things to a bag that I will also be consigning.
I am trying to space save at my house so my next closet project is picking out which things of my babe’s to put in a memory box and the rest will be taken to consignment or donated. From now on I do plan on thrifting the majority of Mr Man’s clothes.
Right now I am really happy with the way my closet is looking. I really have gotten down to items I really love, and after I take everything to consign I plan on making sure to photograph everything and put it into Stylebook for easy reference.
Let me briefly talk about thrifting for a minute. I buy thrift mostly on Poshmark and eBay. I do buy a few things at the consignment shop where I locally consign. I often specifically look for pieces from brands that I like. I either save searches on eBay or like items on Poshmark. My favorite thing to do on Poshmark is to like items than come back a couple months later and go through the items I liked. If they sold, I take them off the list. If an item is still there I decide if I like it now and if I don’t I get it off the list. Sometimes there are items I’m still not sure about and I let them sit longer. If it is something on my needs list I may consider offering the seller a lower price (I’ve noticed if something is still in someones closet after several months they generally accept a much lower price). For example a Madewell top that I liked back in the late summer was still on my list a couple weeks ago when I checked. It was a new with tags item, but was listed at well over $30, and even though it was new I just couldn’t justify paying that much on resale. I offered $12 and the seller accepted right away. I have found that by shopping on Poshmark this way I am not too quick to jump on buying an item that may only be a trend and I really just buy the things I like and will fit into my wardrobe and actually be worn for many many years.
For consignment I know that if I sold on Poshmark I would likely make more money off the items that I sell. But the convenience of not having to photograph and price everything, then shipping makes up for the money I may lose. I also am happy to help support a local business.
I am working on adding a few knit pieces to my closet as well. Right now I am working on an oversized light gray marl pullover sweater which will be versatile for any season, including a breezy summer night (I own one sweatshirt these days, I find that I much prefer knits to athletic wear these days). I am also looking forward to getting started on a simple cream marl cardigan that will go with almost everything in my closet. I am also planning out some shawl/scarves that will be great accessories to have around.
If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, I highly recommend it. I feel that items I knit definitely stay in my closet for a much longer time, and I also have the joy of working with my hands to get to the end product. A hand knit item has so much more meaning to you than something you bought online or off the rack.
That’s about all I have for now. I am hoping to do a 10×10 challenge next month, perhaps once I am done working. If I feel brave enough I may do it at the end of this month. Stay tuned.