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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Why I can't ever get rid of stuff

See this green sweater? Isn't it the most perfect shade of green ever? I've had this since high school, it's really too short for me to wear, and I hardly ever do. I've considered getting rid of it so many times, but the color! How will I ever find a replacement?

The best shade of green

So I tried tucking it in to this skirt, which looked fine, until mid day when I couldn't stand it anymore and un-tucked it. The skirt is thick wool, the sweater is a thick knit, the bulkiness was making me crazy.

The best shade of green

I'm going to force myself to get rid of everything in the blog shop soon. It's been taking up space for far too long. I'll accept any off you'd like to give.

The best shade of green

The Rundown
Sweater Gap - Skirt Gap - Tights TJMaxx - Booties Madden Girl - Earrings Taken for Granite - Necklace Klara Design Jewelry
The best shade of green

51 comments:

R said...

Such a cute sweater!! I think my favorite is the skirt, though; I love the high waist. :D

Mandy said...

I used to never be able to get rid of clothes, and they would just keep accumulating until my closet was literally bursting. Once you get in the habit, it gets a little easier...but you have to ease yourself into it.... :)

Blythe and Charlotte said...

Thanks so much for commenting! I love love love your shoes and your tights! such a cute pattern!
-Blythe

E said...

Oh the gray and the green are such a dreamy combination! Love those incredible tights, too!

Kellie said...

That sweater looks SO familiar...I think either one of my friends or my mom had it at some point. Love it!

Black Adder Fashion said...

I love the skirt and the stockings together... fantastic look!

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veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i'm the same way! i have the worst time getting rid of things because i feel like i'll have a need to use it in the future. all it leads to is an incredibly packed closet!

Closet Fashionista said...

Very cute!!! And I'm the same way...I always think BUT I CANT FIND THE SAME THING ANYWHERE I NEEEED IT, or I'll wear it soon.... haha XD
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TrophyBoutique said...

That IS a nice color green. I am the same way--but only because I've gone on closet binges before and later scoured the house looking for that elf-green maxi dress I used to have and want to wear for St. Patrick's day...or something like that...
xo
Laurel

La Fille D'or said...

Hmm. How does it look untucked ? Is it really too short? Or could you wear it like Liv Tyler wears her sweaters in Empire Records?

It really is a great color!

Ashley J said...

Those crazy, pattern tights are really cool!!!!

Terri said...

the sweater IS gorgeous and the color combination is wonderful. I wonder if a belt would have helped with the way it felt...or if it simply would have felt even bulkier that way.

eek said...

That is a fabulous shade of green...what I have been doing with my too-short items is layering a long thin cami underneath. Seems to do the trick!

Those tights are to die for - love them :)

Kimberly said...

Absolutely adore the color combo and printed tights! Gorgeous!

Sarah Dee said...

Go check out my blog (2nd post down), I have a nail polish (candy apple mint) that is a very similar shade to the sweater, go out buy a bottle (it looks a little bluer in the pics than it is)and then you can have the color whenever you like!

<3 Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Mochachocolata Rita said...

beautiful beautiful green and i love seeing it with the shades of grey. i should really stop throwing stuff away :D

Mama Wolf said...

That really is a nice sweater, and I like how you paired it with that skirt. Looks real cozy.

xoxo mama wolf.

sharonlei said...

I think that sweater actually looks great on you... and doesn't look bulky at all.. I also love the skirt you paired it with.

And that's pretty amazing you still have stuff from highschool... thinking back to my highschool wardrobe, I can't imagine anything I would have wanted to keep.. ha ha ha. Well, I'm sure there are a few, but they are long gone, plus they wouldn't fit... I was like a size 4/6 back in the day! Agh!

Hope your 2011 is going great so far my dear!

xx Love & Aloha

Morning Cloak said...

Isn't that terrible when it's just so perfect, BUT...

sheesh

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Super fun tights! Ahh yes it'd be hard to give up an old sweater with a fun color like that!

this free bird said...

You can do it!!! I'll support you and shove the stuff out the virtual door. I'm off to a smashing start. Here's my method: release and don't look at it again or it'll be back in the closet.

I do love the color though. oy

xo,
c

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

You're right, that color green is perfect. With the booties, patterned tights, and adorable skirt, this outfit is win-win!
Somehow, I didn't know you had an online store!
Also, we got rid of our word verification because you brought it up. Thanks!

Luca said...

Great outfit. Especially the green sweater!
X

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Marella said...

Sooooooo cute dear! <3

Iris said...

Love those tights, wear them next week!

I can't say I have the same problem getting rid of clothes in fact I might go a bit overboard... very occasionaly I'll think back on something and wish I had kept it but, it's never enough to change my cut throat closet policies :)

Thrive on Novelty said...

Great outfit! I can understand why you've kept that top, the colour is gorgeous. I think I have the same boots as you hehe xx

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Ioana Liliana said...

And you did a great thing by not getting rid of it, since it still looks perfect!


Fashezine

Diana Mieczan said...

I really love that sweater and it looks so great with that skirt:) Kisses,sweetie

alefashion said...

The green sweater is very nice!!
I like the entire outfit!!

xx Ale

Krystal said...

I seriously think short sweaters are coming back, so don't get rid of it!!

Larissa said...

you look so cute! love the outfit!!!
x
thatgirlfromhk.blogspot.com

Courtney Erin said...

I'm the total opposite - I always jump the gun on getting rid of things and then wish I had kept a particular item!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Artfully Awear said...

Green is my FAVORITE color. I love how you paired it with gray! The sweater is definitely a keeper!

Vanessa said...

This is such a soft, pretty look. I love the soft greys and the green is so pretty! You rarely see that color green, so I understand the dilemma!~

Anne said...

That sweater is such a pretty color, so I can see your hesitation in getting rid of it. I really like how you've accessorized this outfit - how the necklace matches the skirt, and the earrings match the sweater. Very sharp!

à la Modest said...

Tucking in is always a great solution for bulkiness! I end up getting blouses too big for me anyway because of vintage and even if they're my size, tucking in just makes them look better.

I love your outfit--from the blouse down to the shoes! I've been wanting to get argyle knitted tights, but I feel like they'd my legs look chunkier, and they already are! They look so good on you though that I might reconsider.

Abbey said...

I love your skirt! It's so cute! Looks like a very comfortable outfit - love it!

www.a--style.blogspot.com

Sally said...

It IS a cute sweater, I see why it's such a struggle to get rid of. I really like the skirt as well, the whole look is super chic!

Lorena said...

Getting rid of things is really tough.
BUT, you got to leave your heart aside and just find the reasons to get rid of them. Once you get emotions in, you are done!

Amber Blue Bird said...

that is a brilliant color, it would be hard to replace but if it doesnt fit right then toss it. i really like your tights, i need a pair like that

Marta said...

i often get emotionally attached to certain pieces... that is why i also find it difficult to get rid of some clothes, despite the fact i haven't worn them for ages!

Ali said...

Aweee! What a happy cute sweater. :D I am glad you didn't get rid of it, it's indeed such a pretty color! And paired with your grey skirt and awesomeprint tights, you look ever most delectable (if you were a food. In this case, I think you'd be a kiwi-lemon hybrid)

Heart Charlie said...

Don't get rid of it! It looks lovely on you :)

Shey said...

I agree with the second comment, once you start it gets easier, they are just thing, they can always be replaced maybe not by something exactly the same color but by something you will love just as much and maybe newer. I love your tights and the skirt, I really want to find a good quality wool skirt (gray if possible).

gypsyroxylee said...

The shade of green is lovely--I can see why you don't want to give it up. And it looks so great with gray!

Alex Elizabeth said...

I love seafoam green! It's such a difficult color to find :( My friend and I are trying to find a seafoam dress for her for her brother's wedding-- I didn't think it would be so difficult. Also, love your earrings, I would never have thought to put them together with a lavender necklace but it goes perfectly!

Robyn said...

Charcoal and mint is one of my all time color combinations!

Meredith said...

fab combo big time:) love it, girl!
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

Dina's Days said...

It is a beautiful color! I like the material too, I think it looks awesome with this skirt..but if it's making you crazy, I guess it's time to get rid of it. I never knew about your shop, I did spot some sunglasses I like!

Lindsay said...

I'm a crazy purger when it comes to my closet and I clean it out and sell it/donate it about 2-3 times per year. It leaves room for new items to come in and it you do it regularly you can get some money out of it. Do you do any consignment with your things?

Great photos, by the way! I love the soft, dreamy lighting.

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Eyeliah said...

you gotta get rid of it!! That is way to long to keep a shirt that doesn't work :(