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January 1st, 2012 (09:40 pm)

Thoughts on going through the stuff in my closet:

1. I remember wearing this and liking it, and yet when I put it on I hate the way it looks on me.
2. I remember buying this, and looking at it now I am baffled by what I might have been thinking. It's ugly / it's terrible on me / it's uncomfortable.
3. "Maybe someday I will be the sort of person who would wear this" is not a good reason to hold on to a garment.
4. "Maybe someday I will go to TeslaCon and need more than one steampunked-up outfit" on the other hand is an excellent reason to hold on to a garment.
5. I was holding onto this in case I had to go to a funeral. I had to go to a funeral this past fall and I found something else to wear. Out it goes.
6. I remember wearing this and liking it. In high school. WHY do I still have this? I don't need to put it on. I can remember putting it on, and then taking it off again because I didn't like the way it looked on me.
7. OK, I've bagged up a large percentage of the stuff in my closet and yet it's still full. Where the hell was I keeping everything?

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Posted by: lynnal (lynnal)
Posted at: January 12th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)

Yes, I know what you mean. I just dug through my mending box. In addition to the fabric I needed to mend my gi pants, I found many older projects. For example, a pair of shorts I made for myself at least 10 years ago. I'm never going to wear shorts of that length again, and the elastic has gone dry and crunchy. I moved a lot of things from the box into a bag for recycling.

I am also getting rid of a lot of the clothes I wore in grad school. Jeans, flannel shirts and sweaters are fine for grad students, today as much as 10 years ago. Not so much for managers at biotech companies. My company has a casual work environment. People wear jeans all the time. Even my boss wears jeans sometimes. However, she wears nice pumps and a jacket when she wears jeans. I only need a few flannel shirts and T-shirts for weekend wear. I'm even getting myself to face up to the "this seemed like a good idea at the time, but fashions have moved on" pieces that take up half my closet.

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