Spring is in the Air

Ahh, Spring. I love waking up and hearing the birds chirping. It’s so nice to have a break from the cold, grey days of winter. Naturally, most of the sun shines during the week and the weekends are cloudy and rainy, but I still love the warmer weather and watching all the trees bloom. I have spent some time thinking about what to plant in the garden this year but most of my creative energy has been focused on my wardrobe.

Let’s face it, I don’t need a thing. I have plenty of clothes and most of them are worn very rarely. Still, I like to plan what I think I need to fill the gaps. This year, my purchase plans include a new purse, white jeans (can’t alter the old ones) and possibly a dress for a wedding. I bought a gorgeous robin’s egg blue linen sheath last year but I’m not sure if it’s going to fit. I’ll try to get it altered because I’d really like to wear it, but if that doesn’t work out I guess I’ll have to go shopping. I’d also add to this list a pair of nude sandals. I’m thinking something in a bootie with lots of straps and maybe some funky hardware. I’ll know them when I see them.

I’ve started the closet purge and am shocked and a bit appalled at the amount of clothes I want to get rid of. Over the last year or so I’ve tried to shop smarter, and I think I am succeeding, but I still have too many pieces that I never should have bought in the first place. I’m hunting for a good resale shop to sell them to but haven’t found what I think is the right place. The funny thing is that I’m always a bit reluctant to get rid of things because it seems like I always want them back as soon as I sell them. Still, I don’t have the space and I’d rather have fewer great pieces than a closet full of ok pieces. Stacy London would be so proud!

What’s on your spring wardrobe list? What can you not live without? I’d say my skinny jeans and Converse tennis shoes are at the top of my list. I also like well-fitting t-shirts and funky sandals.

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