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I don’t know about you, but I feel like every other day, over the last couple of months, I’ve found myself rummaging through my wardrobe, folding, cleaning and clearing things out. If you read my prior post about the approach that I take when clearing out my wardrobe, you’ll know that I’m quite considered when I go about it. I actually find the process quite therapeutic, and I can identify a few reasons why this new habit of mine has developed.
Everlane knit dress* (sz XS), The Curated coat* (sz XS), Sandler pumps*, Celine bag, Ray Ban sunglasses
First, and I’m sure a lot of you can relate here, the majority of my time has been spent at home. Second, given the increased time at home to embrace hermit life and faff about, I’ve been spring cleaning (regardless of the season) and getting rid of things that have been sitting idle at home, and selling or donating where appropriate. And finally, a change in season always signals a wardrobe tidy, and a wardrobe clean out always feels relevant with a shift in the weather.
So here are the things that I’ve parted ways with recently:
I’ve always had a weakness for costume jewellery, particularly statement earrings and necklaces that I enjoy wearing on special occasions (and hasn’t it been a while since we’ve had one of those!). While the pieces are technically not that expensive, I find a lot of the costume jewellery that I’ve worn has sadly been single-use only. Obviously they’re not the best quality and tarnish (and turn green) after a couple of wears. Because of this, I don’t typically reach for them for a second time, which isn’t so great on the waste front.
Rellery Bar Bracelet*, Rellery Huggie Earrings*
These days, I’ve been enjoying wearing gold vermeil pieces (silver jewellery that has been heavily plated in gold) and they’ve been adding a bit of luxe to my everyday. In fact, I wear these pieces for days on end (and don’t take them off in the shower or when I’m sleeping) because they’re great quality. The pieces that I’m featuring in this post are these sweet (and whimsical!) huggie earrings and bar bracelet (with my initials engraved) from Rellery, who have kindly partnered with me for this post. Rellery specialises in personalised pieces made only with precious metals (no nickel or brass) with a focus on ethical practices.
Distressed Skinny Jeans
I’ve bid farewell to several pairs of ripped and distressed skinny jeans that I don’t reach for anymore. These days, perhaps due to my age, I tend to lean towards more clean and minimal cuts as I find they make less of a statement… and perhaps I’m turning into a fuddy duddy?! While I still enjoy the skinny jean silhouette (with a more cleaner finish, obvs!), I’ve branched out in recent times to wearing straight cuts and wider-leg styles.
Old worn-out tees
I had a habit of acquiring lots of tees and saving them for… well, I’m not sure really! For years, I accumulated a stash of tees that I saved for nostalgic purposes – you know, band tees or tourist tees that hold sentimental value but have become a bit dingy and ratty over the years as I’ve worn them to lounge around the house. It was a walk down memory lane to go through that particular drawer but I’m glad to be rid of the clutter and make space for pieces that I actually wear.
As always, thanks for stopping by! And thanks to Rellery for supporting this post.
P.S. The designer bags I’ve sold and why and my festive gift guide for 2020.