This past weekend I completed a serious and much-needed clean-out of my closets and dressers. The reason as to why I did this now is something I need to confess: I had so many things crammed into my the tiny closet in my 1960’s ill-insulated ranch home that several of the garments grew mold. Yup, that’s right, my clothes grew mold! So let that be a warning to all of you – do not cram stuff into your closets! Let your clothes have some breathing.
This big clean-out got me thinking. I now know exactly what I have and what I need. And I’m making an official list of items that I actually need. That way, you (my friends and readers and fellow bloggers) can help keep me on track. Sorry to put so much pressure on you like that but I’m giving you permission to shame me for not keeping to my clothing budget.
Let’s start with tops. I now have a good amount of jeans, dresses, and skirts. What I don’t have a lot of are work-appropriate blouses, like these. I think I should be able to get a nice blouse for $50 or less.
I’ve always wondered about the Express Portofino blouses. I have friends that have them and they look great but I haven’t tried one on for myself.
I also could use a nice, comfortable pair of flats. I have a few plastic flats which are perfect for wearing in the rain but my black leather flats are not very comfortable and getting a bit old. I want something quality so I’m willing to save up for something in the $100 range. Here are some that I’ve had my eyes on:
What I DON’T NEED but have a problem controlling myself around: purses, boots, jackets, jewelry, hats, jeans, and dresses.
Now I need your help, friends! If you have suggestions for good work blouses (size XL) and good quality leather flats, please share the links below!
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