Unworn

I dare to put my mind, emotions and actions to work for what I want in my life.

Taking stock. It's become apparent during this shopping ban of mine that not only do I have an overflowing closet, but ten things I've purchased since September haven't even worn yet. It's got me wondering if my perception of my style and the things I want to wear when I get up in the morning have fallen out of alignment.

Before the end of the month I'm committing to two things: going through my closet, actually trying things on and deciding if they are worth keeping, and wearing all ten of those items, staring with these velvet pants. I purchased them the day before Thanksgiving with the intent of wearing them on the holiday, but between cooking and family drama, I never bothered to change out of my jeans.

I do like these pants however, they are stretchy and comfortable and of course velvet - current sizes are limited, but they are currently on sale.

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The Rundown
Shawl Surplice Blouse Tracy Reese via Roundabout similar
Velvet Pixie Pants Old Navy
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Tilly Scalloped Clutch Matine
Beaded Bracelet Alex & Ani
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Ruby Crystal Talisman Ring c/o Uncommon Goods
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar





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21 comments

  1. This top is perfect for Valentine's Day! I love the pretty bold pink colors on you too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  2. Cute top! Those colors look so pretty on you :)

    -Rachel
    http://thetrendytomboy.com/

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  3. Good to hear you're still sticking to your shopping ban. Love how you styled the velvet pants, so pretty.

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  4. Oh goodness, ten things you've bought since September and haven't worn? I have to say, the one way I always know if my shopping is in check is if I wear new things within a week - or have to hold myself back from wearing them within the first week because I want them to be fresh and unwrinkled for photos (because I loathe ironing.) These velveteen pants are stunning and definitely deserve more wear!
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. Wooohoooo velvet pants! Yea, I definitely have way more than I need, definitely need to do a closet purge. But I know I won't want to get rid of stuff, haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. I know the feeling. A shopping ban is always helpful. Love your pants and the entire look. Very chic and as always, so stylish!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  7. I think that's a really solid plan for moving forward (and I seriously adore those pants...they are just amazing).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  8. I recently did that, and actually had a friend with great style join -- it's amazing how you can quickly purge!

    alyson
    www.themodernsavvy.com

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  9. Yay for wearing your velvet trousers... I have yet to wear mine ;)
    I know what you mean, I have been finding items in the closet that I had totally forgotten about. I have also seen that some of the things I pick to wear have tiny holes or have tears, like two items I wore last week.
    I am happy that I have not purchased anything in this month+ as its been giving me time to do some well need closet introspection.

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  10. Okay, Lydia...it's a little scary that you wrote this today. Because I was just saying to my husband yesterday, that I still have a couple of things that I bought in December, that I haven't even worn yet!
    I was thinking about getting these pants when my mom & I were at Old Navy awhile ago, but I was really worried that they velvet would wear off between my thighs??? The strange things I think about before I buy something....ha ha!!
    This look is gorgeous! I'm glad you finally got around to wearing these pants! They'll be perfect for V-Day!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. I'm loving those pants! The color is so pretty!

    xo,
    Angela

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  12. Glad those are a keeper, loving this look! A good closet clean is always refreshing for me. Good luck!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  13. this outfit is so rich, love these colors on you. Good luck with the ban, I'm curbed my shopping a lot and completely cleaned out my closet and it feels so good. So I say do it.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  14. I think trying on everything when you clean out your closet is a great idea! I did that last summer and while it gave me the confidence to get rid of a lot of things, I also rediscovered a few pieces that I forgot I had and actually love. I would get a friend involved for an impartial opinion and make an afternoon of it. On a fashion note, this color palette looks great on you!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  15. I'm a fan of the Pixie Pants, and I love your velvet pair!

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  16. These velvet pants are beautiful. Definitely a keeper.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  17. That top is gorgeous and I love those velvet pants! I did a shopping ban last year and it really changed the way I shop. It made me reflect on why I want to purchase things in the first place and made me appreciate things currently in my closet.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  18. I love your velvet pants! Sounds like you have good plans to take stock of things this month. I know what you mean though. I am finding, especially in this season of life, it is important to buy things I know I will actually use.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. This is such a worthy cause, lady- I need to take a thorough look at my closet, too! Digging these velvet pants- although I'm a total velvet apologist, so I might be biased. ;)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  20. I have similar pants I need to pull out! They look gorgeous with shades of pink!

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  21. They look great on you Lydia! I had a pair of jeans (velvet) in that color, but I just didn't know what to do with them. LOL They never seemed to work with the things I had, nor could I find anything. I sold them. LOL Yes, work through the things in your closet to see if you want them or not. I do this periodically.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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