Feb 28, 2012

Enlightenment







Every once in a while, I get a desperate urge to take apart my closet in search of items I have not used in a while. I am sure everyone of you have found that one vest, dress, or skirt that you bought on a whim yet never found the right time to wear it. If you are like me, you could have also hung several things on top of it, due to the lack of space/hangers, and let it endure a slow and miserable death. Or, went on an even better shopping spree that put that one item on the back burner. I tell you this because this is exactly the case with the maxi skirt I am sporting up top. When I bought it, I mightily convinced my mother it was the perfect purchase. I had ten different ways to wear it in my mind already so it would be money well spent. Little did I know that 2 years would go by before I would find the right time to wear it. I am not proud of it, I am aware what $25 to spend means to others but I guess it is one of those things you need an enlighting moment to wake you up.
As I move to the next step in my  life, I have made it a priority, no, better yet, a rule, to make sure this never happens again. I will theorize on ways to do so, considering my continued lack of space, this will be a a bit more complicated than exprected. But as Tony Robbins once said so insightfully, "if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten," and that is a pile of unused clothes out of season.  So... challenged accepted!

top, vest, skirt- F21, Shoes- DKNY, Handbag- ASOS, Bracelets- KennethJayLane, H&M, F21, Ring- House of Harlow 1960, Necklace- India, Sunnies- BCBG

80 comments:

  1. So sophisticated look!
    You look gorgeous!
    Love the flash of blue of your bag!
    Love your shoes too! ^^
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the outfit!! X

    Love,
    Zizi: www.zizistyling.blogspot.com

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  3. i do that all the time with my closet!! lol my mother is always scorning me for it! great look!!


    xx


    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com/

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  4. That necklace is SO AWESOME! You look great love :)

    xo
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  5. I love your outfit!p.s I also do exactly the same with my clothes!

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous look dear *.* that necklace is superb! kisses, katefp.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely outfit I love the blue clutch and your necklace is gorgeous.

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  8. I love this look. All looks so good together. That necklace is so pretty.
    Great photos.
    xx

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  9. This outfit is so chic, the leather vest, maxi skirt and electric blue clutch are all so gorgeous!

    xo gillie

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  10. Nice post!n,n
    i like the necklance♥

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  11. Wow love the clutch!

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    xx

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  12. A mi me esta pasando eso mismo con una maxi shirt :/ me la compre y no se como ponermela y ahi sigue en mi closet hahahaha ojala ya me llegue la luz de como usarla.

    Adorable y chic tu outfit ;D
    <3

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  13. I have that bag as well!.. cool look..loving that necklace

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  14. Your maxi skirt is beautiful and I love your statement necklace :)

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  15. love the blue clutch and leather vest, you are so stylish always. seriously you are my style inspiration.
    xx
    marianne

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  16. I love this outfit and your clutch! I hate to admit, but I also have too many things I'v never worn, some with the tags still attached...

    xx

    http://ms-jelena.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your necklace chic! So stylish :)

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  18. I love your style!! This outfit is amazing, love the combo:) the clutch is amazing with this outfit.

    Ellie

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  19. Good for you breaking it back out and styling it and committing to not being wasteful. It is so easy to do. I love the vest, and really just the whole vibe of this outfit!

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  20. great outfit!I love your necklace and your long skirt!WoWoWOWO <3

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  21. I hate to admit it, but I have many clothes in my closet that I barely ever wear because sometimes I just forget about them.

    I think this skirt was a great purchase! Love how you styled the whole outfit together :)

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  22. love the bright blue clutch! it's a gorgeous colour and really completes the outfit :)

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  23. This is a gorgeous combination. Very inspired <3

    Xox Soph

    http://sophlife.blogspot.com.au

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  24. Love this simple yet stunning outfit!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  25. <3 this! Especially the accessories! :)

    vinayabut.blogspot.com

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  26. I truly LOVE this look of yours dear! I like how you took the basic elements: white Tee, cotton skirt and dressed them up with all those gorgeous accessories!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  27. Its so great that you refound your love for this maxi, it is a such a classic piece. Loving the styling with the vest and stunning accessories.

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  28. You look gorgeous! Great outfit, Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  29. You look great
    love your clutch

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  30. OMG!!!, SABES LO QUE QUIERE DECIR LA EXPRESIÓN, ME ENCANTA??? PUES ESO....FANTÁSTICO EL LOOK!!

    http://theposhstyle.blogspot.com/

    XX

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  31. love your styling .. always.. need to get myself a beautiful maxi skirt like yours! xo

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  32. ama il tuo stile.
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  33. love all the outfit! very stylish!

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  34. love your glasses, necklace and clutch!

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  35. I love your royal blue clutch! :)

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  36. Looking absolutely fantastic, I love your accessories!
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  37. Loven this look...And I know what you mean, because I feel as if I have way too many things sitting in my closet that need to be worn, and soon!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  38. Great casual look, loving your clutch and sunnies!;)
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  39. shopping from your closet is a genius idea. i'm always finding stuff i forgot i bought! it's a sickness. :)

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  40. awesome! love your accessories...
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  41. Love the way you dressed up the maxi skirt, the accessories and the clutch add a great touch to the outfit. Your blog is a constant source of inspiration to me and Michelle and to say thanks we awarded you with the kreativ blogger award on our blog. Check it out :)

    Kristina,
    MK Style Diaries

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  42. I try to be very thoughtful about the items that get to join my closet. Sometimes I wish I was slightly more frivolous, but other times I am thankful that I am so deliberate.

    Anyways, I love how you made the maxi work!

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  43. Ooooh that necklace is a dream! Love how standout it seems layered under tough black leather! Great mix!

    Thanks for visiting my blog love, hope you’ll be back to see my latest designs!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  44. woww this vest is the coolest thing I have ever seen! looking great hon ;)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  45. Hello…your blog is really nice!

    And you are WONDERFUL!

    http://mode-blogs.com/

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  46. I love this look, and I really like your sunglasses! I am on the hunt for perfect ones for spring. Any tips are where I should look? xo

    www.misslylestyle.com

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  47. i love the sunglasses and leather vest!

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  48. oh this happens to me as well, I would get something and I would wait and wait for the "perfect occasion to wear the item" Im going to stop with that too =) I love this look!

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  49. Those accessories are amazing. But seriously that vest is killer! x

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  50. Oh this look is just darling, especially all your accessories! I love long maxi skirts. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the net and for the comment. Shall we follow each other :)
    xo, Alexandra

    http://moneuphorie.blogspot.com/

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  51. I love the accessories shot with the clutch!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  52. Fabulous outfit! Love your vest and sunnies!
    rolala loves

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  53. Love the best and the skirt - though I totally have done the same thing re: purchasing something and never really wearing it. Something to try and improve on for me too!

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  54. Lovely outfit. Last picture is my favorite! I also accept the challenge :)

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  55. Me encanta!!! Qué montón de modelitos tuyos me he estado perdiendo!

    Besitos!

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  56. Love the black and white with the pop of colour! Awesome for Spring!

    xo L.

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  57. Wow, this is such a fabulous and bold outfit, and you pulled it off really well! Love it!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  58. Sooo chic! You've styled the maxi skirt perfectly, love it!

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  59. Love the look! Nice skirt!
    I'm glad I found your blog!

    xo
    http://www.fashionkats.blogspot.com/

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  60. I loooooove this outfit. The maxi skirt and vest are so great together! I love your unglasses and clutch, too!

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  61. great look dear!!love them!!amazing vest!!i need it hehe..
    kisses pretty=)

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  62. I so understand you. And it's a great challenge.
    I like the skirt and the way you wore it :)

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  63. You look fabulous! I have to say, I usually have this problem with clothes that don't fit me quite perfectly - I always think to myself "I'll fix this, I will..." and then I never do and have clothes in my closet I can't really wear because they don't fit!

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  64. I love your skirt and the blue clutch! Great!

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  65. love the look!
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    The biggest Louboutin Pigalle fansite in the world!
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  66. Loving the look! I have the same problem of buying things and sometimes they never see the light of day :(

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  67. I love this look! the leather vest and skirt are to die for and you look stunning as always.

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  68. I love your accessories, your outfit and your blog too! everything is beautiful!
    Followed you!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  69. love the outfit and accessories! so pretty! :)

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  70. I can soooo relate to this, and it is a source of guilt for me! Good job rescuing one of those sad forgotten pieces. This skirt is actually pretty great, you could wear it all the time!

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