Where Purgeday Thursday Meets Casual Friday;
And Not Just Because I’m Lazy!

ImageSince I was too busy purging my ASS OFF yesterday to get a post up, {where by “purging my ass off” I mean “crying in to my taxes”} I thought this would be a great opportunity to tie our crap cutting in with our lounge-wear-wearing (if you’re a fellow lounge wear wearer) and talk about how you cut the crap in your closet when you’re not keeping your fancies in regular rotation.

Read on. It’s going to make sense.

CasualFridayWideJessica, my official closet crap-cutter, who also happens to be a very talented clothing designer and stylist, was kind enough to give me some pointers to share with you on which items can be considered staples in your wardrobe when you do your bi-yearly closet review. You ARE doing a bi-yearly closet review, right? Alright, one thing at a time.

So if you’re like me, and you don’t get all dolled up all that often, then the rule of “if you haven’t worn it recently, toss it out” might leave you with quite literally nothing to wear. To prevent that from happening (because obviously) Jessica gave me a rundown of what to stash regardless of frequency of use, year, size, or season, as you edit down your threads:

Classic silhouettes in classic colors such as black or white are always great items to keep. That means wide leg trousers, a cigarette pant, a solid button down silk blouse, a blazer, a motorcycle jacket…think pieces that can be worn any time in a multitude of ways and that are not specific in any one style or era.

You’ll get the most longevity out of items devoid of trendy elements such as rhinestones or lots of zippers, anything that pegs it in a specific trend or era. Those basics that can last you for years and adapt to changing styles are the items to invest in and hang on to.

And there you have it. Thanks Jess!

CloseUpOutfitWhich brings me to me. And casual Friday. I’m trying my new sophisticated color palette of Black/White/Grey and Jessica-approved color ; ). My new personal style muse? My friend Moorea (whose style I covet) already has that trio down pat and shares the pins to prove it.

This week’s outfit consists of:

Top: Leyendecker Los Angeles
Skirt: Downeast Basics via Tog + Porter (definitely a staple, I’m thinking)
Bag: Collina Strada via Gilt Groupe
Necklace: Stella and Dot

Delilah Georgie wasn’t in the mood to be in my outfit photos today, but I did snap a shot of her fabulous self-styled outfit and grouchy face on the way to school this morning…


Let’s be honest, all we’re really worried about here is her amazing skirt, and it’s Harajuku Mini for Target.

(Oh, and LA locals – excellent news! Jessica is available to cut your closet crap too for just $250, which is a steal if you’re a busy person with a lot of crap.)

Did you purge your 5 items a day this week? Is your clutter starting to wane? Mine is! WOOT! Happy Friday!

Feed Me Seymour

  5 comments for “Where Purgeday Thursday Meets Casual Friday;
And Not Just Because I’m Lazy!

  1. April 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Love the 5-items-a-week rule! I’m going to start implementing that. My group of friends kind of force a quarterly purge by having a clothing swap. *Usually* we end up going home with less than we brought and create a massive collective “donate” pile.

  2. August 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    O.K so what do you do if you live in the Jungle of Central America, Honduras, and have collected stuff for the past twenty-three years, because you were afraid to throw it out or give it away, because trust me… there is no Walmart here to replace a item if you thought you did not need it, and then threw it away, and then needed it. I feel like my great-grandmother who survived the depression, but saved everything newspaper bags, rubber bands, pill bottles you get my point. I have learned to become a somewhat organized hoarder for the fear of ending up on Hoarders, like they would come all the way here to film it, but I do not want to live like that. So any advice?

    • Morgan
      August 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

      I think you have to have some faith that the things you’ll need will be made available when you need them. I know that sounds so hippy-dippy but it’s the only way I’ve been able to part with my junk!

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