This challenge appeals to me because, as I stated in my previous post, I am a person who has a ton of things in her closet but tends to gravitate toward the easiest things to wear. I also am a chronic shopper who will wear a new item like crazy and then forget about it when I add new things to the rotation.
I originally planned to take on this challenge at the beginning of April. However, toward the end of March, things got incredibly crazy at work. I wanted to have the chance to not only carefully select my items, but to box away everything I wasn't using. Putting everything else in bins serves two purposes. First, it helps me avoid temptation. Also, when I pull everything out again, I'm sure I will find some "out of sight, out of mind" items that I won't mind letting go of.
I had a stay-cation planned at the end of April, so I decided to use that opportunity to go through everything.
The first Remix pile contained 61 items. I cut it down again to 40. Then to 36, then to 32. That last cut was the hardest but I think I did well. I ended up with a mix of beloved favorites, new items, and items I love but for some reason never wear. This is a tricky time of year with the weather, but I think I chose pieces that will layer well. We'll see!
Please note that the platform shoes on the right are just stand ins. I ordered the ones in the picture from Blowfish and they broke the first time I wore them. They didn't have anymore Garrens in stock so I chose a pair of Gimmicks instead. What's interesting is that when I ordered, I liked the style of the Gimmicks better, but wasn't thrilled with the color choices.
I'll start posting outfit pictures soon. I was going to start on May 2nd, but then I fell pretty seriously ill.
Wish me luck!