Day 25: What’s in your closet?

Well, shockingly, clothes are the main component as I would assume everyone else’s would be…..

I’m not a girly girl at all, and although I know this will dismay some of my more feminine readers, I tend to have a pile of clothes as casual and then a selection of work stuff.

I went through a period a few years back where I was much larger and tended to just wear work clothes – anything in black to try and hide away from people’s attention and then when I would get home, I would change into pjs or a onesie. Again, anything to hide away. But I had many more pjs and that style of clothing as opposed to going out clothes. I cannot imagine ever being one of those people who is comfortable clothes shopping, or even someone who likes the way they look and therefore shops to accentuate it but I am much happier now at least to browse, and think about clothes so am pretty sure, if nothing else, my mum feels a bit better about things!

I think to be honest, I tend to focus more on jewellery, bags and shoes – not handbags and heels specifically but I’ve always believed that no matter what size I am, I can still have some lovely accessories, I find it easier to accessorise than focus on the main clothing and trying to make the best of a bad situation!

Our closet at home has a massive top shelf (it’s fitted into the wall of our bedroom) so before I lived there the man had his selection of CDs, Vinyls and general storage up there. I haven’t encroached on this but have added a little step to make it less like he’s trying to crawl into Narnia every time he fancies listening to music!

When I was a kid, before we moved to Spain, my parents had purchased an old Convent to live in, it was brilliant and each bedroom had a little sink and fitted wardrobe which was massive. I used half of it for clothing and the other half for toy/book storage and I can remember reading a book about a girl who had a wardrobe like that and she made a dolls house out of a couple of the shelves. I loved this idea but thankfully had actual dolls houses to play with and the wardrobe (apart from being a good place to hide if I was feeling down) was just left as storage. To be honest I dread to think how badly it would have looked had I tried that!

I do have a couple of girly items – she says, totally contradicting an earlier paragraph – and was really lucky last week as I managed to find a dress to wear for our work Xmas party, the main exciting thing about this for me was the fact that it has pockets……all dresses should have pockets as far as i’m concerned, at least then I don’t need to worry about having an handbag!

I also keep some clothes which are favourites of mine from my past. I have a dress I bought in Spain when I was 14, it’s covered in cartoon strips and I loved it then, and I still love it now. When I moved back to the UK I cut the arms off it as it was getting too tight and obviously as I’ve aged and got fatter, the dress became too small but still, I couldn’t bare to get rid of it so it stayed with me throughout all of my moods. Imagine my shock when after going down to a size 12, I managed to get into it…….ok, it’s now short like a top and therefore will NEVER be worn outside my house, but it really made me smile to know that I could still pull it off!

I’m going to take a couple of pics of favourite things from my wardrobe to add to this, they won’t be epically amazing to other people probably but I think it’ll probably show my “style” or lack of!! What do you think? Do you have specifics that you love and keep for special occasions, or something you love but don’t wear anymore? Share your stories, I’d love to hear them.

2 thoughts on “Day 25: What’s in your closet?

  1. Thanks, Half-baked. Great post. I try & have a throw out every few months. It’s a tricky business, but once it’s done, it feels good. I have three things that will stay, whatever… a pair of 1959 Levi 501s that I picked up in a charity shop somewhere. They are almost mint condition, solid denim: ace! I have an antique, Swedish ankle length astrakhan coat – huge, thick collars, wooden buttons… that I inherited! It’s so, I don’t know, Dickensian-Rockstar! I’ve only ever worn it a handful of times in ten years – it is the only article of clothing I have ever come across that, when worn, men want to fight me & women want to f*ck me! Weird! It always gets a reaction; dangerous! Also, a pair of WW2 German tank infantry boots: the leather is about yay thick, sheepskin lining, industrial zip up the length, strap across the rim, steel-toe, soles like steaks! They were a surprise (as you can imagine!) birthday present about 15 years ago. Again, they get very little wear, but whenever it snows (rarely), my first thought is always… cool! Get the boots out! Teamed with the astrakhan… jesus, I wouldn’t survive! Peace.

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  2. I love this! I always like hearing from other people about their special things, I could never wear my cartoon dress now but it doesn’t mean I don’t love it and will probably keep it forever, just to prompt memories!!

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