It’s been a while since I’ve done a really huge clean out, since 2014/15 when I blogged about it. You can see the start of it here.
With everything that’s happened in the last three years alone, I only needed to have a quick run through of my clothes because the overhaul had been so huge. And it was so huge it’s gotten me through four years.
A few decisions came from that overhaul. I decided to stop buying black, and have only bought about four pieces since, all glittered or crystallised, so that made up for it. But I also decided to stop buying clothes just because they were inexpensive and to only buy pieces I absolutely fell in love with.
So, the data that came through is this…
In 2017, I bought 14 pieces of clothing, 17 accessories, and 13 pieces of jewellery.
In 2018, I bought 11 pieces of clothing, 12 accessories, and 43 pieces of jewellery.
As you can see, I was down on clothing and accessories, and definitely up on jewellery.
But, on the flip side, in 2018 I threw out 37 pieces of clothing, 29 accessories and overhauled my jewellery collection. I retired 30 plus pieces and changed a lot of sets. A LOT! But more on that in future posts.
I ended the year with 519 pieces of clothing, 646 accessories, and 1959 pieces of jewellery, for a $38,606.86 wardrobe.
And here we are at the capes and kimono bargains I added to the wardrobe in 2018/19.
I found this jacket on etsy for $84.87. Unfortunately we not only have conversion to worry about, but we now pay GST on our goods. Just as well it’s a stunning jacket. The black is velvet.
This shrug came from The Swank Store where I bought four kaftans from four years ago. It cost $129.60 on sale.
This shrug came from eBay and cost $50.20 with an eBay discount.
I LOVE THIS!!!! It’s a rosy pink, comes out red in pics, and is silky. By Violet & Claire, not sure if they’re American, and it cost me $79.08.
Love these next ones.
Left is a tropical print navy cape/kimono. From eBay, it cost me $29. Yep, $29!
On the right, we have a Zara (supposedly, but I have seen this on ebay from someone else, so who knows) and it cost me a fair whack of money. $159.19 AUD. Yep, cheaper for Americans, but it cost me a lot. It actually looks like a very long pyjama shirt and has matching pants which I did not buy.
These next ones are also from eBay.
The one of the left was $15.94 and is gorgeous. Very similar to a robe style kimono.
The one on the right was $29. Yep, $29 as I got it with the navy tropical above.
Well, that’s it for capes and shrugs so far. I do have another shrug coming, but it’s taking a while from the suppliers.
Next week, the tops and dresses I bought.
What did you guys buy over the xmas/new year holidays?