Archives for May 2015

May 2015 “Grab Bag” of Useful Links

May is almost over, so it’s time for me to share my latest “grab bag” of useful links (see previous editions here).   Included below are links to articles I think you’ll enjoy on the subjects of shopping and shopping psychology, wardrobe management, style, and personal development.  I’m also sharing a few early “Recovering Shopaholic” posts that you may have missed the first time around (or may choose to revisit now). Yes, the photo above is one of mine (but it wasn't taken with my cell … [Read more...]

On Wardrobe Turnover – How Old Are the Items in Your Closet?

I received a lot of great comments on my last two posts, my experience with using the “KonMari Method” in my closet and my follow-on closet inventory.  A few of those comments have sparked topics for new posts, including today’s entry. Meli asked me how many of the current items in my closet were there when I did my first closet inventory back in January 2013.   Not only did I want to be able to respond to Meli’s question, I also was quite curious myself…   So I took the time to make note of … [Read more...]

May 2015 Post “KonMari Method” Closet Inventory

After downsizing both my clothes and accessories last week using the “KonMari Method,” I thought this would be a good time to do a closet inventory.  The last time I did a closet inventory was about four months ago, on January 23rd, after I had also undertaken a considerable wardrobe purge.   In today’s post, I will share my new wardrobe and accessory numbers.  But first, here’s what my closet looks like today: As of my last closet inventory, I decided to start including my entire … [Read more...]

KonMari in the Closet – My May Closet Purging Session

After I bought so many new items in April, my closet started to feel a bit too full.  So I elected to do something I didn’t think I would do… I decided to use the “KonMari Method” with my wardrobe.   In today’s post, I will share what I did, what I got rid of and why, and how I felt during the process. Most of you are probably aware of the “KonMari Method” by now.  Even if you haven’t read my two posts on that topic (see here and here), you've probably seen other blog posts or magazine … [Read more...]

April “Love It, Wear It” Challenge Update

Before I delve into my April update on the “Love It, Wear It” Wardrobe Challenge (LIWI), I would like to say a few things in reference to my last post.  I actually considered dedicating an entire post to this topic, but I decided to just write about it it here instead.   Judging from some of the comments I received, it seems that perhaps I wasn’t clear in the way I wrote about my April overshopping, so I’d like to clarify the situation now. Explaining Isn’t the Same as Excusing While I wrote … [Read more...]

April 2015 Accountability Update

The last month has felt like one of the longest of my life.  Yes, I know the number of days was basically the same as in all other months, but because of all of the stress I had going on, it seems like April was more like three or four months long.   It really does seem like ages ago since I posted my last accountability update, but it was actually only 35 days ago.   Sometimes time flies, but the past month has really dragged for me… With all that said, it’s now time for my April … [Read more...]

What Are Your Wardrobe Do’s and Don’ts?

This is the first post of the month, which is usually when I do my accountability update for the previous month (see previous months’ reports here).  However, those posts take me a while to put together and I’m still working on it, so I’m going to do a short post today that I’ve been meaning to do for a while.  Stay tuned for my April accountability update later this week and my LIWI Challenge update early next week. When we are working to overhaul or refine our personal style, it can be … [Read more...]