I totally understand where you are coming from. I have suffered both: [unwanted] weight loss and a house fire. So, building a wardrobe was definitely on my list. Take the fashion thing one day at a time. No rush. It will all come together in time, if it has not done so already.
This is a good question - about half my closet is blouses, divided between long and short sleeve, and the other half is skirts, mostly denim or corduroy. I have one good dress for weddings and a black outfit for the inevitable.
most of mine is gear never wear or don't fit/grow in/out of it later? the rest would prob fit in a small suit case! The only thing that does take up fair amount of space is my bra etc collection! have too many mind many are old size as "grown" being someone "blessed?" from puberty but last few years orso become more prominent as have prolactinoma so have very high P along with E had tumour pretty sure for quite a few years as had issues but then they put me on T HRT which really upset apple cart ended up having TIA/Stroke from it as bp sky high but still give DVT/D-Dimer on tests but went from 46D/44DD to 42G/44F UK so have to wear every day or they become tender Plus having Fibro&Raynauds mark/scar get sore easily. But see something i like &buy it often in deals but got some really nice items by being at right spot at right time!
My heart goes out to you and all that you are dealing with. I pray all goes well with the management of the tumor. You are strong. Stay positive. I teach that the way you dress is a reflection of how you feel. (If you look good you feel good). You mentioned that you do not wear most of your clothes in your closet, and the ones that you do have don't fit. Did you ever think of replacing some of the pieces that don't fit? If not, let's start there. Your wardrobe should bring joy and excitement... and the clothes should fit, lol.
Do this one piece at a time. No need to rush the process.
Also, I think it is great that you have a bra collection! Not every woman can say that.
Hi thank you for nice comments. The tumour not much is being done about had it scanned twice say small etc but chucked me out of there now they gave me T hrt which caused many issues like very high bp/clots and a mini stroke! had them saying opposite things to each other there! one said why wearing when it was quite obvious why has they was tender&getting flaking on nipples etc But getting by still breathing so guess lucky!
I don't mind wearing to be honest as well makes me different to others but being in the autistic spectrum with Asperger's i am anyway! But built a nice selection up of sets as i wear bottoms also as fit me better&more comfy as i guess i was somewhere in between from puberty? plus had hormone/tumour issues for quite a few years as had issues for long while one being hair below was falling out! so have wider hips. Had some nice input/help from places like Leia who do Elomi and some shops one with a fitting but many don't like us! But my cash is as good as anyone else's! I'm always polite if ask plus also had some contact from brands that like my reviews &are looking at this market as "Growing" as if you look these days will see so many guy's growing on chest! Even Primadonna mailed me about things as i wear a lot of there things esp Deauville which isn't cheap but lasts/wears great esp for those with more up top! as lots of side support. Also have Empreinte as well another good brand.
I try to be discrete wearing as best can even though many would be ok with it i just like to keep it out of others face so to speak.
I'm more a casual clothes person worn for comfort
What do you have in mind to replace things in my wardrobe with?
But yes wearing something nice is a great start to the day feeling great and comfortable/held in place as might seem od but guess part of wearing so long now is i don't feel dressed/right when go out if not wearing a bra? But i am sort of 42G/44F cup UK going onto next cup size up! so do need the support i guess? Plus ive a few big bags of them to sell off soon to get a few Â£'s back as some new and unworn even in 46D/44D/44DD and some other sizes also have some doreens and others in larger sizes unworn
My new wardrobe is about done (the base at least - i do have the money to get a lot of more expensive clothes [Michael Schumacher + Dallas Stars + things like that] but that money needs to go for starting a new life far from my parents so i cannot go too crazy).
In your initial comment, you mentioned that some clothes in your closet either don't fit or have never been worn. I responded that you can start by replacing those clothes that don't fit. What are the clothes that don't fit? Shirts, casual pieces, skirts, dresses? Give me an idea of what you have in your closet.
I hear you. Starting your own life apart from your parents is a point that we all have to come to at some part of our lives. So, good luck to you in exploring your independence. With that said, just put your money into perspective. You say that you have the funds to buy more expensive pieces. But, that does not mean that you must go out and purchase high price items. Go for a bargain (thrift/vintage shops, department stores). Check out my article Shopping Made Easy. I address this very issue on paying full price on items versus bargain shopping.
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Hi well ive Trousers.jackets.tops..shirts/Tshirts. Some just don't fit now plus some new but size isn't what they say they was mean't to be! Others just don't wear/get round to! Do have some female attire here as was in a bundle of things got for someone in a deal that need to go through some even new still! Plus have loads of bra's quite a few new or just tried on or worn few times either didn't like or too small now like 46D/44DD or smaller but also a bag(large)of ones like 48 F.G.H.J.k also some in 46 F.G.H etc ones like Triumph Doreen in those 46/48's But going through things slowly now as need space!!! so thinning out things.
Ardene is a wonderful store with nice clothes at a low price so thanks to that store my new wardrobe is coming fine. As for the more expansive clothes I am trying to find Michael Schumacher items especially the ones I had and I want at least a few Dallas Stars items (for that i now have 3 shirts).
The reason why I want to get away from my parents is because they are monsters sadly, if it was just for my independence it would be less stressful because I have to do all that in secret so they have no idea I am doing it and where I am going.
If I stay longer here I will need to find plastic containers. The drawers are for the Ardene shirts so the rest (Shumi and Stars will be on hangers so will the pants) need a place to go.
Donate. Donate. Donate. You have so many clothes that are brand new that you don't wear and/or that don't even fit. Give them away to someone who can get a better fit out of them. It will make you feel good to give things away to those in need and to empty out your closet in the process!
I hear you Lisa. Clutter is exhausting. I am trying to clear out paper clutter. However, I do aim to rebuild my wardrobe, (which is currently dismal), with pieces I am actually passionate about. I do not believe in having excess. But, I do like having pieces that make me feel good. I pretty much follow the concept that if you look good, you feel good.
Its very true, that we hardly care about closet. This thread reminds me that I need to arrange my wardrobe with upcoming summer collection. I need to buy some jeans, tops, floral print maxi dresses, women's trench coats, "Frame" brand white jeans, sheer shirts of "Lovers + Friends" brand. I have thought of buying all these from Xwalker.Com, my favorite shopping search engine.
My wardrobe usually consists of tops/blouses and jeans/ pants that I just mix-and-match for work and a few dresses for special occasions. Plus, a couple of accessories to complete the look. Not into bright colors and prints.
IMO the most important rule is: don't buy something you won't need just because it's on sale just because someone else has it. It is preferable to own fewer possessions than to dispose of them every year.
Welcome, Joshua. You're right. I haven't bought much of anything this past year. There was no need and everything I have I've tried to eliminate as I went along. I know people who buy just because it is discounted or a great deal. It's almost like hoarding.
I have jeans, shirts, and blouses. I also have dresses for special occasions. My rule is, every time I do some shopping I always make sure the I donate some of my clothes that I have not worn for a year.
I recently swapped out some of my tops - it was time to pull out the winter items again. I tossed a number of tops. I'm planning a winter vacation so I'm separating my tops out so that I can do layering to keep warm. Funny thing though, where I am going is probably warmer than home. LOL
I don't think I have purchased any new clothing in three years. Covid changed the way I dress and how I view my needs. It is time though to check my closet - some items are looking a bit worn. I get enough catalogs in the mail to see what is being featured.
I broke down and purchased a dress and a top. The fabric is beautiful and I like the pattern. I saw an ad on Facebook. The company, NNESI, said made in South Carolina and of recycled materials. I need to weed thru my summer items to be sure they look decent - they are showing some age.
I'm still weeding through my clothes. I found some additional tops yesterday. The weather has been so strange that my fall clothes are still being worn. Sleeveless and short sleeve tops are waiting to be worn. When I do wear a short sleeve top, I need to take a jacket or sweater with me. On Thursday, I am going to Washington DC (a group of us by van) to attend a luncheon. I'm going to wear a dress that has a short sleeve jacket but I will probably take a wrap with me. A/C in restaurants and other buildings often make sitting through an event difficult if you're cold.
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