I was getting bored of my wardrobe, which I curated to 30ish items at the start of August. Of course, I didn’t blog about this, and it helped me donate a few items that kept being passed over in the winter season. I suspect my lack of blogging about it was due to me not expecting the August decisions to last a full three months as per the Project 333 rules. It really helped me think more critically about what wasn’t included and why.
Anyhow, I continue to gravitate the cheap prices of thrift stores (op shops here in Australia). I collect armfuls of items and often find half don’t fit. But with a much more limited supply of items in any one store, I find I am more open minded to styles and colours, and give anything a chance in the fitting room. If it fits, it can be bought. The losses are low if it doesn’t end up fitting in my wardrobe as a star.
Today, I started at my favourite store (Red Cross Paddington) then continued to Vinnies (St Vincent de Paul) also in Paddington, before heading to the Vinnie is Glebe as I had another errand to do there.
I’m headed out to dinner tonight, and now I’m seriously stumped on what to wear! It’s a great problem to have, given how ‘blah’ I was about my wardrobe choices yesterday.
And the best part? All this for $100. I’d be lucky to get 1.5 items at ‘new’ retail for that price.
Which items would you add to your wardrobe?