It happens to me all the time...I see something I HAVE to have, come up with a million outfits with that something in my head, purchase that something (on sale if possible) and then that special little something comes home with me and gets lost in my closet. Sad. In recent months (since the new year) I have gotten much more choosy about what I purchase. I have really tried hard to make sure I love each something special enough to not let them get lost deep into the abyss that is my closet. I think I've done much better. There may be one or two things I've purchased in recent months that I'm still on the fence about but overall it's drastically improved. Yesterday when I decided to go digging and find one of these lost special somethings I came across this cute top I purchased last summer at Loft. I remember being excited at the possibilities when I bought it but when I think back to how many times I've actually worn it, the grand total is 2. There's something wrong with that. So I brought it out to play yesterday:
-Animal print tank-Loft
-Skinny Jeans-Banana Republic
-Necklace-Lisa Leonard Designs
While we're being honest here, these shoes have also been hiding in my closet since I purchased them last year as well. I can't even think of when I wore them last. I picked them up on clearance for under $20 at Target, and while they were a killer deal, things are really only a good deal if you get some wear out of them, right? So I'll be trying to wear these a little more too I think.
So tell me I'm not the only one that has hidden treasures in my closet! Are there things you buy (and LOVE when you buy them) but then forget about? My go-to tool lately for making sure this doesn't happen anymore is Polyvore. I know I've expressed my love for Polyvore before, but I just can't say enough good things about it. I still need to upload all my skirts and dresses into it but with everything else already uploaded it makes it so easy to come up with an outfit, and see what I have. It was so funny...I've showed my husband Polyvore before and explained to him what it was...he thought it was kinda neat but you know, he's a guy. He didn't really care much. Then last week he came home from his rotation in Fresno and said he overheard some nurses at the hospital talking about clothes and he heard the word "Polyvore" come up...he was pretty proud of himself for knowing what they were talking about. So funny. He wouldn't dream of telling anyone he actually knew what it was though, I'm sure. =)
I've deemed this morning my stay at home morning to take care of laundry, catch up on a few phone calls and emails, bills, etc...we're all still in our pj's and I have to say, it's nice to have a morning off from all the running around (except school drop off which YES, I did in my pj's...I just stay in the car so no one is the wiser). This afternoon we're meeting up with friends to get out and enjoy the sun at the park...I love the bay area in the spring when the sun is out!
Hope you all have a great day!