Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Moving swiftly on ...

... from my absence from blogging - man alive life gets in the way always! I did do a mini wardrobe weed I'll have you know. WHAT CHAOS that was! I got out ALL of my jeans from all the places they were hiding and in total I discovered 43 pairs - GASP! Of those 43 I wear (genuinely wear and will not part with) 33 of them. 10 have gone to a charity shop. They were either too short, too big or faded and old (why is it that every pair of black jeans I have ever bought look crap and faded within a few wears??).

My jeans - all of them



The jeans I won't wear and have gone to charity



Jeans I'm keeping that I wear regularly all year round



How I sorted my wardrobe - genius idea to sort around the ironing board into 'tops/cardigans/jumpers/vest tops. I didn't realise I had some many vest tops (over 20!), cardigans (over 10) and jumpers (over 10) - YIKES!



From having done this I set up a little second hand store to shift the cheap cheap stuff.
I also put on ebay some things (branded) and made a few pounds so that pleases me :-)

I've also been busy adding new things to my shop and I am TOTALLY in love with some of the over-sized tshirts - perfect for laying


And so to today, what am I wearing? A bobble hat, parka, scarf from School Gate Style and fugly boots from Lands End - needs must, it's FOUL out there.


Hope you're not too badly hit with the storms and flooding.

Fiona
xoxo








19 comments :

  1. 43 pairs of jeans? Fiona! Hope you didn't try them all on #thighchaft. Brill idea using ironing board and I love your parka and bobble hat x

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    1. LOL thighchaft - indeed it would have been! I was going to do a post on what I was giving away ie the jeans but really .. what's the point?! It's cold too - I HATE dressing when it's cold.
      33 pairs to keep isn't too bad is it? I have every style going but I DO STILL NEED a pair of skinny kick flare jeans .. hunting

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  2. I'm in stitches here - I thought you were keeping 10 and giving 33 to the charity shop....off now to count my jeans...maybe I have more than I think. I reckon I only actually wear 10 of them! But seriously, well done on the clear-out...amazing and you're so organised getting everything sold off. Hope it all sells fast! And how young do you look today - great outfit...like a 24 year old! Thanks for the scarf mention - will have them back in stock on Tuesday next week! xx

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    1. ooh nice about looking 24 - thank you!!!!
      LOL keeping 10 and throwing away 33 - come on!!

      Go and count yours - ALL OF YOURS (including patterned/wax coated/skinny/boyfriend/all coloured) - I bet you have more than 10 - BET YOU!

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  3. 43 pairs of jeans!!!! funny, I just love the ironing board picture......I also love a good clear out, you see I am not a hoarder so that 43 pairs is making me laugh still. Adore the bobble hat!!! x

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    1. I honestly cannot part with 33 pairs - does that make me weird? I thought everybody had this many pairs of jeans (cough cough)!!!!
      I am a total hoarder because I've donated stuff away before only to find it's back in fashion and I have to buy new! GGGRRRRRRR

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  4. Fiona, that must be some sort of record. 43!!! 43??? I can't believe you will regularly wear 33 of them!!
    Good on you though. It's great having a good wardrobe weed.
    You look super-cute in your hat. Stay warm xxx love Liz xxx

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    1. 43 doesn't look that much stacked up like this?!!!!

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  5. Hi my dear!! And there is me thinking I'm a denim addict but after my jeans edit I have just under 30 pairs, what are we like lol!!! Love your cosy outfit, your hat and boots are fabulous xxx

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    1. YAY you have lots too - super happy to hear I'm not that weird for having so many!
      Do you have a style that you don't have?!!!!

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  6. You make me feel so much better about my wardrobe! Remind me to show my hubs when he thinks I have too many clothes. But seriously, there are 33 pairs there that you wear regularly? I have more like 5 pairs that I wear in rotation and depending on the weather and my mood that day. But I could still do with culling a few more.

    And you look cosy and cool in your day outfit - the weather - tis miserable out there!

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    1. You see, I am adding a service for all by being the one you can point your husbands too when they complain of your clothes!!

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  7. trying to summon the energy to do the same, but can't be arsed, if it is still p***ing down next week (which by the way it is forecast to be) meet me for a coffee at Bicester Village? I tend to not work Thurs or Fri if you are around?

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    1. actually can only do Thursday as half term starts on Friday, oh joy in this weather....

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    2. I work Thursday and then it's half term as you say - let's plan for something in late Feb/March

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    3. yes, we'll celebrate surviving half term and not being under water, although levels rising fast around here.

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  8. Wowsers!! I'm going to show my hubby too!! Lol! I have about 5 pairs of jeans but do need more! Not sure if I'll make 43 but that is one achievement! You've done well to have a good clear out! Do it again in the Spring & I bet there will be more you cull too! Ax

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    1. I should be pleased my husband doesn't complain too much then - ssssh don't tell him - I have said that all girls have this many pairs!

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