The Crazy Suburban Mom: Wardrobage, or lack there of...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wardrobage, or lack there of...

Cleaned out my closet yesterday and y'know what I got left?

The sound of crickets.

It started when my dad found two boxes of clothes marked  'Tracy 96' in his basement.  One box of Multiples, a one size fits all mix and match thing and a box of dresses. Would have been perfect except for one thing.

No matter how many times I washed the stuff it reeked of basement so - Total loss.

Wanting to know the status of my wardrobe I plowed through my closet and took out everything that was too big, too winter, too ugly, too whatever, and when I was done it wasn't so much a neat closet as ...

The sound of crickets

And because there's nothing in there it was more like...

The sound of crickets - ickets - ickits - ickits...

The only things breaking up the ickets....ickits .... ickits...

1.    The good outfit (skirt and top I wore to a Bar Mitzvah six years ago) *Update later that morning - Tried this on - a schooch small but tolerable, still love this outfit*

2.    Black pants I think will fit by now with my weight loss *Update later that morning - Still a bit small plus I don't like them so looks like I have no black pants either, cross these puppies off the list.
3.    All-purpose button down white shirt

4.    Gauzy long all-purpose white shirt

5.    Spangly black tank top with cotton sweatery thing that goes over it *Update later that morning - Cotton sweater thingy is kinda big...

6.    Sleeveless off-white summer very thin button down shirt that needs something over it

7.    Denim vest from Flylady (meant for wearing when you clean, actually - But whatever) *Update later that morning - Way big and so definintely okay for cleaning but not so much for going out...


8     Long sort of too young for me aqua skirt of dubious taste

9     Great Jeans skirt

10.  Big fluffy pink bathrobe

That's it for the hanging stuff.    I do have a two pairs of Capri jeans and one pair of jeans that fit and several pairs of jeans that are now classified as diaper pants but if I wear them, Oh! The joy and frivolity that ensues because being behind Mommy's diaper pants brings joy to the World.

And I have some T Shirts.

I admit to a few tearful moments yesterday over my lack of wardrobage.

How have I reached the ripe old age of, let's say 17 and call it a day, and all I have to show for it - wardrobabally speaking - is an old Bar Mitzvah outfit,  a few pairs of diaper pants, and the non-stop sound of crickets- ickets - ickits - ickits... that now hangs in my closet where the ugly clothes used to be?


Lynette 6/6/10, 7:50 AM  

according to tim gunn your well on your way to his 10 essential pieces that are to be in every womans wardrobe.

1. Basic Black Dress
2. Trench Coat
3. Dress Pants
4. Classic Shirt
5. Jeans
6. Any Occasion Top
7. Skirt
8. Day Dress
9. Jacket
10. Sweatsuit Alternative
Bonus: One Indulgent Trendy Item

Nikki Cupcake 6/6/10, 9:09 AM  

i just did the closet cleaning last week.... i had the opposite issue you did.... when i was done it felt like i still had too much clothes going on!

and i got rid of 3 huge bags of cloths to donate!

Anonymous,  6/6/10, 9:19 AM  

Everything in my closet fits, they are just so old and ugly! you inspire me to purge my closet!

Vintage Christine 6/6/10, 10:11 AM  

That reminds me--I need to go through my closet and finally own up to the fact that I am NEVER going to wear any of my clothes that need to be hung up. These days, it's all about t-shirts, capris and flip-flops. Hello Goodwill!!!!

Momstart 6/6/10, 1:34 PM  

i was in my closet all day yesterday, i'm still not done

Ruth 6/6/10, 4:10 PM  

Good for you for decluttering! Love Flylady, I have the duster and declutter kit from her site myself.

You could always sell your giveaways on eBay and use the money to get yourself some new wardrobage. ;-)

Babes Mami 6/6/10, 9:16 PM  

I have several pairs of workout pants, pajama pants and tank tops. Very limited in other clothes...I used to have tons but I don't know what happened!

ceemee 6/6/10, 11:20 PM  

This reminds me to clean out my closet, too, but it's hard because I'm preggy and cannot decide if I will wear those clothes after I give birth.

cardiogirl 6/8/10, 7:52 AM  

Oy, the clothes situation. I am a stay-at-home mom, I need a better title than SAHM.

All right I am a Rock Star but I don't have the wardrobe to go with it. Since I'm always home I always wear black exercise pants, cargo pants or shorts (depending on the season) and a T-shirt. I've wondered how to be dressy chic as a sta- oops, Rock Star, but it ain't happenin'.

Good luck on your venture.

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