No good next to diamonds

This weekend, the long over due, much talked about closet clean out happened. Only because Meg agreed to come over and spend her Saturday helping me, so to her I am very grateful - it would not have been possible without her.

I didn't count the number of things we took out, but more than 100 does not sound like an exaggeration. Unfortunately, my beast of a closet looks no different. The dream of "swish room" has never before seemed so out of reach. But on the plus side, that rubbermaid bin of winter clothes which has been festering at the back of my closet for three years has been dealt with.

My love of clothes and my desire to collect them despite my lack of space to store them means I will forever be in this position, and I will just have to make peace with that idea.

By the way, do you like my new diamond print pants?

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The Rundown
Black Tee Gap similar
Diamond Print Pants Gap
Black Blazer Kohls similar
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx similar
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Necklace The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color Avon Olive Green


  1. Those pants are really cool!
    Ahh, the buying and cleaning are just part of a fashionista's seasonal clothing cycle. I did a mini purge recently and am actually happy to get rid of a few things (though I can't part with a college sweatshirt or two!)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  2. Those pants are so cool! And it sounds like you got a lot of cleaning done (even if it doesn't feel like enough). Bet it feels nice to have that bin of clothes dealt with at the very least.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. These are great pants and I am a fan of navy and green.

    A closet clean out sounds like a great idea. I need to do that so bad! Having a friend always helps.

  4. print is cute dear. Your accessories and your iP5s are love! :)

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  5. Love the pants and I am totally with you on the too many clothes not enough storage space front! One day I'll get that dream closet I've been asking my hubby for.

  6. The diamond print is fun! I dread the closet clean outs since I too, have too many clothes and not enough room!

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  7. Great outfit as always. I must admit, I don't really know what those wardrobe clear outs are like as I've never done it myself.. I guess I am that minimalistic. :)

  8. Those pants look so good! :D Love them!
    And yea...we took out sooo much, but at least your other rod is mostly empty now...haha

  9. Do I like your new diamond print pants?! Uh, duh! I think I need to add these to my collection!

    xx Kate | The Fancy Pants Report

  10. Closet clean outs are so necessary from time to time to keep from getting buried under a pile of clothes! Your new diamond print pants are so cute- Gap has had some really great stuff lately.

  11. OOOH the closet clean out! Are you feeling up to helping me out one weekend? LOL :)

    I love those diamond pants and they the look so chic with blazer.

  12. Fab pants. They are one-of-a-kind. We just moved and I had to donate quite a few items of clothing. Unfortunately, instead of limited space, which is a problem for me as well, they are simply too small :O(

  13. As someone with swish room in their closet, let me say this - it has both perks and downfalls. As much as it's nice knowing what I have and being able to regularly wear almost all of my pieces, the times when I find myself thinking that I'm stuck putting together outfits that aren't as great as they could be because I'm missing the perfect pieces - which I might well have if my wardrobe were larger. As a great example, I can tell you that I have one pair of printed pants... and I love them, but just one print is not enough to keep things interesting. You need to change things up sometimes, like by adding diamonds. Seriously. These pants are amazing :)

  14. I adore those pants! Great look!!

  15. Love love love those printed pants. They are seriously so cute!

    Haha it sounds like you have a lot of clothes! It's probably a good thing to just embrace it and think of it more as a collection :)

  16. Gorgeous printed trousers and I love the classy combination.

    Fortunately I have quite a lot of space in my basement and store opposite season's clothes down there which does help a lot!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  17. Love those pants gorgeous print!

  18. I need to go through my closet again. There are things I haven't worn in years, but just can't bring myself to get rid of. At the very least, I should pack them away. It's just such a big project!

    Those pants are freaking adorable. I'm imagining them with sandals and a loose pj-esque shirt in the summer. (Summer? Come back soon!)

  19. I love printed pants obviously lol. I love the gold details, you look gorgeous. I'm actually really good at organizing closets wish I could help you. I know your pain.

  20. The pants are sooooo cute! What a great find!



  21. soso pretty! love the prints on the pants
    xo Jessica

  22. i love the diamond print pants and they look so classy paired with the black top and blazer! and i need to get better about keeping a trim closet too -- it just accumulates so easily!

    cute & little

  23. The print is so perfect, and I just love, love the necklace.
    Have a lovely Tuesday, Lydia.

  24. These pants look amazing on you! I love the awesome print!

  25. I love those patterned pants and the way you styled them is so beautiful:) Hugs and kisses.

  26. Hi pretty lady! Ah..the dreaded closet clean. I have helped many a friend...but when it comes to mine? Not a chance.
    I need a new iPhone so bad!!
    And yes, I do like the pants :)
    The Fashionable ESQ

  27. Ah, closet cleaning. No fun, but so worth it! I'm actually doIng a post on I next week to end my series. I do love these printed pants. I have one pair of my own I should really wear again :)

  28. Ah love this look on you! So chic and easy for anyone replicate. Great job.

    Allie of Dressing Ken

  29. Love love love the arm candy! I cleaned out the lil' lady bean's closet this weekend...and cried a bit because I had to put away those teeny clothes. Ha!

  30. I like this outfit a lot, the pants print is lovely!

  31. What a great outfit! Love the printed pants.

    Have a great week!


  32. Yes, I do like your diamond print trousers :)
    and hurray for the closet cleaning.. again.
    What criteria did you use to get rid of things ?

  33. Those pants are just amazing!!!! What a wonderful look,
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  34. Love, love, love those pants!