I was having a grand old time clicking around on blogs just now, when I came upon this site telling me how not to look old. I read the list of the top 25 things that must be removed from all closets (scroll down a bit), and then I ran directly to my closet and began pulling antiquities out.
(Note: She claims it’s a list of the top 24, but the original list says 25. For some reason, the linked blogger removes overalls from the list. I wonder why. Does she like overalls? I say, toss the overalls! 20 years ago! We are not farmers in the field, ladies!)
From the list:
1. A holiday sweater and one close-to-being a holiday sweater
2. Elastic waist pants (OK, I never actually wore these in public; they were just for grubby jobs like painting, but they have too much paint on them, and they DO have elastic in the waist.)
3. Shoulder pads in three dresses; I haven’t worn them in perhaps 7 years, but they are taking up more real estate than they deserve.
4. Thin gold chains. Everyone else wears…what?…for jewelry. I’ll have to notice.
5. Souvenir t-shirts. Well, I don’t actually wear these as real clothes anymore. I pull them on in the depths of summer when I sweat like a pig as I exercise. But perhaps it’s time to get some real exercise clothes.
6. A backpack purse. It was falling apart anyway.
And a few pieces that were not on the list, but it was time for them to go too:
A baggy knit dress
A too-short pink sweater
Now I’m left with my real wardrobe. For this icy-cold winter weather, I have exactly:
2 pr black pants
1 pr black jeans that are too big
3 long sleeve shirts
3 cotton cardigans (Make that 2. I just tossed another too-short one.)
1 black cami to add a layer of warmth
Who wants to go shopping for/with me?