Monday, June 26, 2017

From Our Closets: Stay or Go?

LUCY BURDETTE: I know we've talked quite a bit recently about decluttering and downsizing. But here's the problem I run into over and over: I have some items in my closet that I have not been able to throw out or recycle. Then I had a brilliant idea! I need some girlfriends to tell me the truth (OK can be boyfriends too) about these articles of clothing. And I figured the other Reds might have some items they want to model as well. So please, be kind, but be honest.

I heard last weekend that overalls are cycling back into style. I used to wear the denim kind in my 20s. I've saved this short pair for a long, long time. What do you think? Hold or go?



And here's one more. I know I wore these once to an Anthony awards brunch for which Six Strokes Under had been nominated for best PBO. I thought they were cute back then… And who knows when a pair of bright green silk capris might be needed again? Hold or go?



HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I love you madly, Lucy, but trash the overall things. You may be connected to them emotionally, but you have outgrown them intellectually.

 Green capris? Keep. Totally.  See? This is why it's a problem. I think the green pants are beautiful, with a crisp white tunic and chic sandals?  Gorgeous.

And now, checking my closet.  


And I know just what you mean. I am madly giving things away these days, but there are a few items I'm not sure of. Okay, how about these.  SO hip. And they were hugely on sale. (Often a preface to an unfortunate purchase.) These actual Chanel boots were such a steal that I couldn't resist.  (I will tell you the list price and the sale price if you are interested, but I fear the backlash.)  I have never worn them. I just look at them. I love them. Look at the colors, the quilted leather, the cool buckles, the soignée Parisian ultra-stylish style.  So punky and cool. (Can you tell from the photo?) But no matter what I do, I can't make them look right on me. If boot-cut jeans were in style, that might work. Hmm. So--I save them for another fashion swing. Should I just consign them?

HALLIE EPHRON: Lucy: Save the overalls. For Halloween. Actually those aren't overalls; they're rompers. And they look pretty cute on you. The pants? Too shiny. Weird length. Call Goodwill. Hank: Save the boots...just because.


I have very little in my closet that I don't actually wear. The oldest continually worn thing is probably a straw summer hat which squashes down to nothing in a suitcase. Once upon a time it was blue and purple and pink and red... now so faded. So useful. I will be sad when it gets holes.


I've also saved the hat I wore to my daughter's wedding. It does not squash and when I look at it, it screams CHURCH CLOTHES. Still, I keep it. What think? Is it time to give it the heave-ho?

HANK: Hal, that that does not say church clothes to me at all. I think I recognize the designer--but wear it to outdoor concerts, to shade your face on summer days, even wear it to the beach. Seriously!

JENN MCKINLAY: I don't have much that I keep as I LOVE decluttering. Truly, the Hub and Hooligans hide their stuff from me because I have been known to be a teeny bit overzealous in my hauling of things to Goodwill.
That being said, I have had this dress (that I never wear) in my closet since Hub and I honeymooned in Maui eighteen years ago. Yes, he has the matching shirt, which we also still have although he no longer wears it either. For some reason, I can not make myself part with this dress (or his shirt) even though the skirt is WAY too short for a woman solidly in middle age and his shoulders have become too broad for his shirt. Why am I keeping them? Sentimentality? How long does that last? Maybe I could make pillows for the patio furniture out of them...hmm.

HANK: Jenn! Wear his shirt over your dress. Tied at the waist. SO cute!  (And it is not way too short for summer. You look adorable.)

LUCY: Cute, Jenn! You could always add leggings. Or so I was told about a dress that is too short but I bought it anyway. And have worn once…


INGRID THOFT: Like Jenn, I generally don't have trouble getting rid of things, but the timing of this post is perfect since I just put this suit in a bag to go to Goodwill.  I don't want to keep it, but I certainly need more encouragement to get it out the door!  I wore this chocolate brown satiny suit at my rehearsal dinner almost 17 years ago.  It still fits, but unless I'm auditioning to be one of the Pips in Gladys and the Pips, I think its day has come.  I've known for about 15 years that it needed to go, but it was my rehearsal dinner!  I suppose that as long as I've decided to keep the husband, that's all that matters.  And Jenn, you look great in that dress.  You should keep it; you never know when you might get invited to a luau!

HANK: Ingrid—can you keep the jacket? Wear it open, with a white t-shirt, over jeans?

LUCY: This is hysterical! I have a brown satin 3-piece thing too, Ingrid, so we can both play Pips. Hank, you are not helping us throw things out!!

HANK: I know. I am part of the problem. Can't help it. xoxo But sometimes you have to think of clothing (like Hallie's hat, or Ingrid's suit. Forget about "suit") in another way. That's what friends are for. Or something.


DEBORAH CROMBIE: I declutter once or twice a year, too, and had just done a big round last week. And once again I hesitated over this dress, which I haven't worn in ages (um, years...but I'm a good bit thinner now...) I just can't talk myself into giving it away. It's a gorgeous fabric, and I love the wild print. But it's awfully bare, so it needs a little something. Cardigan? Jacket? And it's a weird length, just below mid-calf. So what shoes? (It's also clingy so needs major no-line undies.) Maybe I'll try it on with some linen sandals I have on order, and, you know, I happened to see a cardigan in the shop last weekend in just that color blue... 

What do you think of our problem clothing, REDs? Keep or toss? And tell us about something you can't quite part with?

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  1. Okay, my daughters declutter like crazy, then call me when they need something they’ve gotten rid of . . . and, of course, I always have what they need because I am not good at the whole declutter thing. I do, on occasion, go through my closet and give clothes to Lydia’s Closet [a clothing ministry at our church that gives clothes to families in need of them]. Generally I just wear what I like . . . I suppose it helps that I never really pay much attention to the styles of the moment. But I have found a few “I will never, ever wear this again” things that get donated, too.

    As far as your clothing dilemmas, dear Reds, here is my for-whatever-it’s-worth opinion:
    Lucy, I think the romper is cute and looks really comfortable, but I’d ditch the green pants . . . Love the boots, Hank . . . Save the hats, Hallie; they look perfect for keeping the sun away . . . Jenn, Lucy’s idea of wearing leggings with the dress is the perfect solution . . . Ingrid, I love the length of the jacket . . . Debs, I think you ought to hang on to the dress . . . .

    There’s a long grey silk skirt hanging in my closet that I always skip over when I’m going through the clothes. Parting with it doesn’t seem at all likely to happen.

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    1. what would you wear with the silk skirt Joan, and where have you worn it?

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    2. Lucy, usually I wear a light sweater or blouse, depending on the weather. It’s part of my Church/work wardrobe . . . .

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  2. Well I am not one to comment on women's fashion so I can't help you there. But I do know that I have stuff in my closet that I should get rid of but just haven't.

    I'm a pants (and shorts) and T-shirt kind of guy so there isn't much in the way of a need to model anything.

    I think most of the stuff I should get rid of is because I have outgrown it. I guess I'm just lazy in getting around to doing the closet decluttering. It's on my to-do list, but I just haven't gotten to it.

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    1. I know that feeling Jay, hoping this blog will goose me a little!

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  3. I need this to happen in my own closet! I still have a real Bedouin dress my sister brought from Israel 40 years ago. I love it and haven't worn it in thirty years. Goodwill wouldn't know what to do with it...

    Reds, keep those dresses and hats. Hank, the boots are just not you, no matter the make. Roberta - aren't those overalls just perfect to wear around in the summer? And I'm with you, Ingrid, on ditching the suit.

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    1. Unless the boots were very very waterproof--she could wear them on a snowy day in that case, right Edith? The bedouin dress says "pillow covers" to me!

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    2. Pillow covers is a great idea.

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    3. I think Hank should make one of those boots into a purse...

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    4. Yes, that was part of the point. One of my moments of thinking… I have to get out of my rut. And be hip. But I kind of look like an elf in those boots. A reslly hip elf. But I really love them.

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  4. Lucy, keep the romper and ditch the pants. Put the boots in the box and consign, Hank--you're never going to wear them--not after all those ferocious winters Boston has had recently--and these never made it through a snowdrift? ;-) Hallie, keep the first hat, toss the second and look for an updated version of the first one. Jenn, leggings and a shirt/sweater, depending on the season. Ingrid, time to send that suit out the door! Debs, keep the dress--unless you get the cardigan, the shoes arrive, and you still won't wear it out of the house.

    I had a gorgeous, fit like it was made for me, long dark green sheath with a short, embellished jacket that I wore to a gala we threw once for a scholarship fund. Felt like royalty. Took a long time to get rid of it. I donated it to a local high school drama department.

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    1. So sensible and decisive, Flora. You must come help with my closet!

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    2. It helps if you have limited closet space. :-) The boys barricade their doors when they see me roaming with a trash bag in hand!

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    3. Yes, Flora, come help with my house! Like Ann, we have a big old house, but very little closet space.

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  5. I feel like such a killjoy, but . . . if you haven't worn it in two years (assuming it's not a special occasion outfit like a ball gown), get rid of it. If it has sentimental associations, put it in a nice box in the basement. I have a tub of clothes I keep for sentimental reasons, but it doesn't live in my closet. Everything else goes. Unless it makes you feel absolutely fabulous when you put it on (and if it did you'd have worn it in the last year, and wouldn't be looking for that special shirt, those particular shoes, a new jacket to make it look "right"), why keep it?

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    1. Laura -- A good rule! Except sometimes though it's because the thing doesn't fit. It's amazing what a great seamstress can do to adjust shoulders or shorten or lengthen or tighten or let out… And suddenly your not quite right thing looks fabulous.

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    2. Very good points Laura--you're hired too! Hank, the problem with the seamstress idea is you must get around to taking them. I have things that have waited patiently in my closet for ten years to be altered...

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    3. Maybe. I have a beautiful (real) silk Japanese kimono, a men's jacket, that I used to wear for dressy occasions. I had not worn it for years, and pulled it out a couple of months ago for a special evening. I got so many compliments, and I was really glad I'd kept it all these years.

      It's black, with white lotuses in five strategic places, and it reverses to a gorgeous handpainted (in blacks and greys) scene on the back. Best of all, the big sleeves make dandy pockets, so I don't have to ruin the lovely lines by carrying a bag.

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    4. You're right, Laura, I know you're right...and yet...I'll go buy a nice box :)

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  6. Jenn, I love that dress! It's darling. You can way short short short. Or with leggings. Ingrid, I don't know about that suit. It doesn't look like you. Debs, I like the dress... is it cotton or polyester. If the former, KEEP. And can someone tell me why it's so hard to find loose flowy COTTON dresses any more?

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    1. I love the dress, too. Jenn, you have the figure for it! Wear leggings, if you feel the need to cover your knees.

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    2. But just in case you need another opinion Jenn, my hub saw the blog this morning and said "that dress has to go." Then I explained that your hub has the matching shirt and he understood the problem...

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    3. Right? It's the sentimental feelings that ruin a good purge.

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  7. I just started trying to clean out my closet over the weekend, so this is a timely topic for me. We will move house sometime in the next year or so, after 32 years here, and I can't bear to think of schlepping the same piles of stuff to a new place.

    But it's so hard! You never know, I could, potentially, lost twenty pounds, right? Ha. I don't think I need the exquisitely tailored silk sheath dress my mother-in-law saved from her friend's estate. It was handmade for her friend in Hong Kong. It may have fit me thirty years ago, but not any more. And it's beige, a color that makes me look dead. Pillow covers might be a perfect use for the fabric!

    One of my daughters told me to please not throw everything out, because when it comes time for her and her sisters to clear out our things, she wants some "surprises". So I've been saving things that might really surprise them!

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    1. yes, I have all of my moms scarves, a funny thing to think about. But I wear them with great joy. Karen, you know, that dress might look fabulous on someone! Why are you keeping it from its new life? Think of it that way.

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    2. yes, but beige is a hard color on most people, I think. Love the idea of surprises for your daughters!

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  8. A packable, crushable, breathable sunhat. I spent two separate months in New Orleans in the past year, and hand-carried my perfect straw hat for both trips...and wore it everyday it wasn't raining. Keep both hats, Hallie.

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  9. Love ya, Roberta, but the rompers are gardening wear only. Keep the green capris, or see if your alterations expert can re-tailor them into a pencil skirt. The hats are wonderful, Hallie. Wear them till they die. I'm with Hank on the dress with leggings, Jenn, and keeping the jacket but ditching the rest of the suit, Ingrid. Deb, I might have a cardigan you could try with that dress, to see if you like the look. And Hank? If it is deeply important to your fashionable soul to own Chanel, keep the boots, and keep dreaming about how you'll wear them. How much space can they take, anyway? Of course, you can always do what I do, and foster a dog. He is sure to make a beeline for your Chanels and spend a blissful afternoon chewing them up. Problem solved!

    I do have a few things I keep for sentimental reasons, but my real issue is that I'm a quilter, and therefore constitutionally incapable of throwing fabric items away because, y'know, I might use them in a quilt some day. Never mind that I'm a very slow quilter, and will never get around to all the projects I dream about. My problem is exacerbated by the fact that I have really large closets which I don't have to share. I even have a cedar closet for coats; nobody has that many coats here in Texas! Still, I have been digging into the remote corners lately, pulling out things, trying them on, and finding, to my dismay, that they don't fit as well as they should. Out they go! I am super bored with my go-to style of these past few years, and looking to refresh, so I see some closet churning in my future.

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    1. Oh fun idea to churn closet and refresh Gigi! And as a quilter, I believe you are obligated morally to keep fabric on hand...

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    2. Gigi, I wondered what these rompers were for. Great idea to wear them for gardening.

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    3. Gigi, I discovered that my red cardigan looks adorable with the dress. Now just waiting on the linen sandals. Oh, and MUST find no-line undies!!! Suggestions, anyone? I've heard Soma makes good ones.

      The dress is that lovely, packable Traveler's fabric. You can't really tell from the picture, but the lower half of the skirt is very swingy.

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    4. ? spandex ? I suggest that you bring the dress with you when you try on undies in the dressing room at the shop?

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    5. Victoria's Secret is a lot cheaper than Soma I think

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  10. It's hard!!! I posted at Facebook recently about purging my closets. A friend said she needed some in a size I was going to be parting with because she has recently lost weight (which I, unfortunately, have gained). She needed work clothes. I was getting rid of work clothes. So. She ended up with 6 large leaf bags of clothes. A lot worked for her, and what didn't she donated to the women's shelter. There were some serious emotional ties to some of those things, but it was time. But it's hard!!! And I need to stop buying things because it's such a bargain. My closets now look terrific and I'm proud. Donald, however, can't stop teasing me about how many white shirts are still hanging in there . . . (it's an addiction).

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    1. Recycling must have helped ease the pain though Kaye! And I am always short on white shirts...

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    2. Kaye, that's wonderful. It's a win-win!

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  11. We have a very large old house with very tiny closets except for one walk-in. I mean tiny as in layette-tiny. So maybe 15 years ago we installed covered racks in the attic with the intention of moving clothes up and down per the seasons. We got them moved up one spring. Then once in a while, a piece at a time, we went up to retrieve something woolly. Or silky, tons of silk blouses, mostly all cream lived up there. More time passed. Fewer trips were made. Now I have know idea what is left, but whatever it is, I haven't even seen it in a decade and I know it won't fit.

    All that definitely needs to go out.

    As for the contents of my tiny closet, I DID mention it was small, right? I am ruthless, cleaning out summer and winter, moving fold-able winter stuff to shelves, putting anything not worn in a year in the Evelina box. (See below) Same with coats no longer in use, shoes that are just not that comfortable no matter how much I loved them them. As a result, I have nothing effing to wear, and anytime there's a wedding or similar do, I am hosed. I have black pants and cashmere sweaters for whatever happens in winter, usually a funeral. Yech.

    Last summer a niece got married and I decided I should own a dress, got a lovely long linen sheath (more of a sack but oh well) with a light cardigan, all summer salmony stripy and cool. I've actually worn it a few times since, most recently at Easter. I'm betting no one remembers what I wore when, so I'll trot it out indefinitely.

    Part of the joy of retirement is that I can dress in shirts, jeans, shorts, crops, tennies and sandals 355 days of the year. The other ten take care of themselves. Somehow.

    So my darlings, lose the crap. Hallie, keep the crushable hat, is cute but donate the mushroom. Lucy Roberta, out out damn overalls and shiny pedal pushers, out I say. Hank, donate those boots and take a tax credit. Or give them to your Evelina so she can sell them at her next garage sale. Deb, I love the dress. Go buy a shrug if you really can't bear to bare so much. Ingrid, donate the suit to one of those places who fit out low income women for work, Jenn, the dress is so cute but if you aren't going to wear it, make patio pillows. It's the fabric, not the costume, and is a keepsake.

    Trust me. Lighter is better. I love to go to my closet and know exactly what is in there, that it fits, has all its buttons or whatever, and is spot-free.

    And my darlings, when you are cleaning out your closets and come across those gently worn anythings, think local nursing home. There are women there who have no family, no money, no clothes, and soon no medicaid. What might look out of style to you could be a treasure for some old dear. I did this with my mother's wardrobe. Just contact the social worker and she will take care of it. Same for accessories. Even costume jewelry is welcome, makes for great bingo prizes. Might not be a tax deduction, but you will make someone very very happy.

    Ann in Rochester who lost a crown over the weekend, and, with a closed-mouth smile, is off to the dentist, praying glue will do the trick. Otherwise, please consider a garage sale to pay for a implant.

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    1. Ann, that's a great idea about the nursing home. We also have a good women's shelter here to which I will donate nice professional clothes--not that I have many of those!

      Most of my things, however, go to my lovely Hispanic housekeeper. If she or her daughter can't use something, it goes to her "girls"--the two or three young women on her crew.

      Oh, Ann, I feel for you on the tooth!! Fingers crossed and let us know. We can always do a "Go Fund Me" for your implant...

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    2. Deb, love the Go Fund Me, but am afraid they'd want pictures. Anyway, was in and out of the dentist in 15 minutes, crown glued back in, no harm no foul no charge!

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    3. Glad to hear that about the crown! You gave me the laugh for the day on this: donate the mushroom!

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    4. You do notice she isn't answering me re the mushroom

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  12. Lucy, first question is why did you buy these clothes pictured in this post or were they gifts from a loved one? I wonder if the overalls or romper was for a hot day and you wanted to be comfortable? Is it something you wear for painting or housework or camping?

    Great question here.

    Hallie, I love that hat on you! Keep it!

    Jenn, your dress would be great over leggings. You look like you are in great shape. With these arms, you can pull it off! I worry that my bra straps would show so if I had something like that, I would wear a neutral color blouse under the sleeveless dress. My grandmother was tall too, though I am not as tall. Darn it! However, I did inherit her broad shoulders. She often threw away all the old stuff. Her mother also threw away everything, including the family tiara from the Old Country, because it was not "modern". LOL . Because my grandmother was very sick the last ten years of her life, she did not have the energy to throw away things. That is how I inherited her beautiful 1960s dress. Though it is black and not my color, I wear it for formal events. She had a dressmaker who sew all of her clothes, since she had a hard time finding clothes in the shops. Sometimes I have difficulties shopping for clothes too. I like to keep clothes that fit me well if I can. I would say that my clothes are classic style. The trendy style clothes often are not cut to fit me.

    Deb, do you wear a hat with the dress pictured in this post?

    To answer Lucy's question, I do have a few clothes that I keep, even though I never wear them. I have a dress that I keep for Gatsby theme parties. I have a dress that I keep for Jane Austen theme dances.

    What about shoes? I keep shoes forever, especially the pumps, because I have difficulties finding pumps that fit my feet. Running shoes are different. I can throw away old running shoes.




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    1. Bibliophile, when you have sleeveless garments where your bra straps might show, use safety pins to hold the straps in place. You don't have to pin the straps, just position the pins so you can close them over the straps. I've been doing this for decades.

      Shoes are so hard. I'm in the process of getting rid of the uncomfortable ones. Out they go.

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    2. I thought it was high style now to have bra straps show. At least among the spaghetti strap crowd!

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    3. Tossed the family tiara? Ugh, I feel queasy! Being tall has always made shopping a challenge - I understand completely!

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    4. Jenn, can you believe the tiara was not considered "fashionable" or "too Old World"?

      Karen, I wish it was the bra straps. It is that the bra showed under my arms!

      Finta, I am too embarrassed to let my bra straps show, which is unusual for my generation. My cousin does not mind if her bra straps show!

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    5. I can't believe someone got rid of a tiara, that breaks my heart. If anyone on this blog is ever tempted to get rid of their own tiara, please contact me first!

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  13. I love the differing opinions!! Of everything in the post today I love Deborah's dress the most!! Next the green capris. And then Hallie's hats. The rest can go.
    I have a box upstairs that has summer clothes, and I may go up there in a few minutes and decide what goes and what stays.

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  14. Like Kaye, I have just done a major purge. There are a few pairs of jeans/trousers left to try on, which hopefully I'll get through today. Then I can organize the rest. I'll know what I have, and I can actually move things on the racks!!!!! And I certainly don't think I'll miss anything that went out.

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    1. WHY did we keep SO much for SO long?!

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  15. Marie Kondo would ask you if it brings you joy. So does it? Memories are a powerful way to feel joy so only you know.

    Except Jenn ... you've got the legs for that dress regardless of the age on your driver's license so screw "it's too short for my age" and wear it with pride. :)

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    1. I agree on Jenn's dress. Keep it and wear it with pride! I think leggings would ruin the summery, tropical event. Besides, you never know when you might be going on a vacation to the Caribbean or Mexico, or a second honeymoon in Hawaii!

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  16. Aimee, I was just about to write the same thoughts about inner joy. Suggested questions for decluttering garments 1. What does the garment say about me if worn? 2. Will wearing the item bring me happiness? 3. Will wearing the item get me arrested.
    Choose wisely. Thunder storms again, must log off.

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  17. Lucy, I actually love the overalls, but I'm known for mostly dressing like a 12 yr old boy - jeans and rock n roll T-shirts. LOL! Keep the overalls! The green pants are a bit too green? Love the squashy hat, Hallie but you can Frisbee that churchy one. LOL! Debs, get the cardigan - it will come together beautifully! Hank, I love the boots. Seriously, wear the boots! Ingrid, I love the suit. I wouldn't be able to toss it either.

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    1. Lucy, I would keep the overalls / romper. I seem to recall that you enjoy gardening?

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    2. Yes I do enjoy gardening, but trying to picture whether I would wear those out in that garden. Mostly it's yoga shorts and T-shirts, like Jenn, only shorter LOL

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    3. Lucy, is the overalls/ romper something that you can wear when it is very warm outside?

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    4. Yes it's linen. But I have to say, I think I'm talked over into the "toss" crowd at this point!

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  18. I feel your pain! It is hard to get rid of something that was a steal, or something sentimental. Hank, put some silk flowers in your boots and use them as décor. Lucy, I like the shortalls better than the green capris but would probably lose both of them. Keep the crush hat Hallie. Those go everywhere. Ingrid, the pantsuit needs a new home. Jenn, save the dress for your next trip to the islands, any islands. And I like the idea of using your husband's shirt with your outfit.

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  19. Thanks for all the great feedback this morning! I feel inspired to get rid of even more stuff. Halie, I love your suggestion that Hank make one of those boots into a purse. Hilarious.

    Another good question to ask when sorting through stuff is, "would I buy this today?" If not, it probably needs to go.

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    1. Ingrid, that wouldn't work for me as pretty much the majority of the shirts I own were bought at rock concerts, music shops, sports shops or comic conventions. So asking if I would this today would mean I'd never get rid of shirts.

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  20. Hi Lucy -- love the pictures in this post! Rompers are back in, at least for a millesecond. I say keep them to hang around in at home at the very least. The capris? They're cute, but shiny material seems dated to me--very 80s/early 90s or something.

    Oh, and Jenn, about your dress. I like it. Have you seen those lace skirt extenders? Super cute! Might be just the thing to add length and to pizzazz up the dress.

    Debs, a bolero cardigan or a "shrug" (where do these names come from?) would be super cute with your dress. :-) Saw some on the J.C. Penney website just the other day.

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    1. I've never heard of a lace extender – they will think of everything! I wonder how that would look with this dress? Jenn, you may have to try it. Thanks Lisa

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  21. I like capris because even though I have long legs, I am not tall enough to wear regular size pants. At 5 feet 6 inches tall, I am on the border between petite and tall. I remember the days when I had to roll up the pants!

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  22. Or wear shoes with heels with pants.

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  23. I'm thinking that if you have to ask about something, it is time to get rid of it, obviously not gonna get worn in this lifetime.

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  24. Jenn - the dress is adorable AND stylish AND you look like a million dollars in it (as with anything you put on). Wear it and enjoy it. Honey, with your figure and those legs, don't you dare let a number change how you dress. Honestly. And I'm outspoken enough (as you know) that I wouldn't have said it otherwise.

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  25. Hank! The boots! I am coveting the boots! I know you can find the perfect something to wear with those boots - do not part with them! Can't you just wear slim black pants that tuck into the boots?

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  26. Finta and Kaye, you are exactly right on comments above, even though slightly conflicting:). thanks to all for helping us with our closets. Like Ingrid, I think I'll go look for some more stuff to throw out...

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  28. If you have to ask someone if an item is still in style, or coming back in style, chances are it is not in style. LOL. I keep a critical eye on my closet and weed through it periodically. The dress Jenn is wearing looks like it will never go out of style. The big floppy hats should only be used for gardening or going to the beach. LOL.

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