I know that the pandemic, and this very weird year we’ve been living through, has thrown us all for a loop in many ways. But I’m trying to hang onto those ritualistic events that I enjoy, and which give me joy. At least the ones I can hang onto. Like organizing my closet. And turning said closet when the weather begins to change. Like now.
So, today was the big day. Hubby’s away and I have the house to myself for a week. The perfect time to turn my closet. No interruptions, no timelines. I’ll start when I feel like it, end when I want, and take my tea break, most likely, right in the middle of the mess. Trust me there will be garment bags everywhere, drawers open, storage areas gaping, and clothes piled… most of the day. Before the order must come the chaos.
This is what I wore to do the deed. At least most of the deed, before I heated up and had to change into a tee shirt. This Vince sweater is my one new purchase for fall, so far. I bought it on-line during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s wool and cashmere, and has a high neck which I’ve rolled down today. I love it and have big plans about how I hope to wear this sweater. But, I’ll tell you about those later.
As usual, I am hauling all my fall stuff out of storage today. Replacing it with my spring and summer stuff. Deciding if there are any pieces that should be donated. And, with respect to sweaters, deciding which I can wear this season. And which do me no favours at all anymore, now that my hair has changed colour. I filmed the process this year. You can watch the video below. It’s fifteen minutes long, so you may want to pour a second cup of tea. Or coffee. Or whatever you are drinking.
Ah, yes. I am still learning how to edit and use my new ap. How to manage the sound. How to change the volume of the talking and the music separately. I stupidly filmed some of the clips using the portrait, instead of the landscape, orientation of my phone. Sorry that my head is cut off sometimes. Ackkk. When I saw some of those clips within the ap, I wanted to delete them all and start over. But the closet turning had been completed. No way was I going to undo all my hard work. Besides… you know what my face looks like. No need to see it all the time, right?
My next closet adventure will be to do an Allison Bornstein-style edit of my fall clothes. Like I did for my summer clothes a few weeks ago. You can read that post here and watch Allison’s own video on her closet editing system from which I gained my inspiration.
Then I am going to do a jeans-only edit. I am kind of over my skinny jeans. I need to do a thorough look at which pairs of jeans I will or will not wear this season. And plan my shopping strategy from there. Oh, the organization never ceases. Now that I’m not teaching, and organizing my courses and my department, I organize my wardrobe… and try to organize Hubby. Who in turn tries to organize me. It’s a back and forth kind of thing.
So that’s it from me today, my friends. No more to say that I didn’t already say in my video. I do need to learn to stop blithering so much.
What have you been up to with regards to your fall wardrobe? Are you turning your closet? Or do you even need to do that where you live? Or has covid squeezed all the fun out of fashion for you? Do tell.
P.S. That sweater link is an affiliate link. If you make a purchase after clicking it I will earn a commission.
P.P.S. Joining Catherine over at her link-up … #IWillWearWhatILike