Cleaning Out the Closet

This weekend, I finally tackled something that I’ve been needing to do for a long time – I finally cleaned out my closet.

I’ve had some half hearted attempts in the past year, where I pack away some things that are out of date or torn, but I never truly sat down and thought about what I actually use. My closet was still filled with tiny clubbing dresses (ermigad, the shame), old corporate clothes (that I have not worn in over a decade) and things that were not age appropriate anymore. My closet was a mess. So I gave myself a one ground rule this time: If I haven’t worn it in over a year, out it goes. Of course, there were a few exceptions, like vintage pieces and dresses that have sentimental value (hello, wedding dress!). But other than that….I was being firm. I was in it to win it.

A few hours later, and with 9 Trader Joe’s bags full of clothes to donate, I felt surprisingly light and clutter-free. The clothes I decided to keep fall into two categories – my everyday basics, and fancier clothes for nights out. Everyday-Basics



It’s been two days now and I am really liking how simple this feels. And also, how truthful it feels. I’m not hanging onto old clothes, like I’m longing for younger days past. I’m a new mom, a young(ish) mom, and these are the clothes I wear.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, what did you do?

Everyday Basics: 01: Madewell V Neck Top | 02: Lily Aldridge x Velvet Ruby Jacket | 03: Mother Skinny Denim | 04: Longchamp Tote | 05: J Crew Flats

Mama’s Night Out: 01: Erickson Beamon Earrings | 02: Clover Canyon Top, similar here | 03: Joie Slouch Pants | 04: Rachel Zoe Clutch | 05: Christian Louboutin Heels, similar here



4 thoughts on “Cleaning Out the Closet

    1. Jody Post author

      Isn’t Mother Denim the softest denim you’ve ever owned? I am obsessed. I love them forever. Dude – just get rid of the corporate clothes. What are we holding onto them for!?

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