Here’s the thing.
I am a cheapskate when it comes to clothes.
My frequents are already Old Navy, Target, and H&M.
But not just the regular things.
No, no no.
I would raid the clearance racks like nobody’s business.
I’d like the “full price” pieces but would rarely {if ever} purchase them.
This has resulted in a hodgepodge wardrobe full of about five items I can honestly say I love and the rest are meh at best.
And an unsightly amount of ill-fitting tee’s.
Well, out of the closet they go!
I guess it all started with following this “minimalist fashion blog”.
Three little words I’m in love with.
This started a whole new “research project”.
I loved the idea of having a simple and workable closet.
What kind of shirts do I like? 
Filled with pieces that I actually, you know, loved.
But it was a stretch.
I don’t have an unlimited clothing budget.
Then I stumbled upon The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley Morgan.
Her book confirmed that, “I could do this.”
So I struck while the iron was hot.
I blasted the music and cleaned out that closet following the simple piles of “Yes” and “No”.
Ok, not so easy.
Those ill-fitting tee’s were fighting dirty.
“But I was only $3!” they screamed.   “How dare you betray me?”
Finally, the closet was emptied of everything I wasn’t in love with.
Off to find a new home.
Then, with a little help from Pinterest, The Tiny Twig, and Unfancy, I was ready to shop.
{Also, a lotta help from birthday gifts…}
Nine new pieces were added to the wardrobe without me being sucked into the clearance section.
Ok.  One clearance piece was purchased.  Three dollar sweats from heaven.
I’m claiming that as a successful start to this whole wardrobe business.



  1. Now that I'm working (or earning an income), I've been trying to do the same with my closet! I'll admit, I still hit the clearance racks (it's the teacher in me!), but I'm trying to also look more into more quality pieces (especially shoes!) and pieces that I know will and can wear in the years to come. 🙂 Looks like you're off to a great start!


  2. I think if we lived closer, we would be best friends. I seriously do the same thing. A few days ago, I finally got rid of a terrible skirt that I was holding onto because it was only $3. It only took me six months to finally let go of it!


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