Hello there 🙂
Autumn has always felt like a new year to me: the carefree summer feeling ends while the world prepares for a completely new season. I think it's pretty fitting that I have two pretty big life events in the next month. For one, I'm moving from the apartment I've lived in since graduating from college to a completely different part of town (bye, Santa Monica). But above all, I'll be 25.
I won't be raving emotionally for long about all the things I feel as I near a quarter of a century because I know you are only here to shop. I'll get to the point in a moment: it's time to get rid of some things. As I prepare for my move, I keep coming across things that, as an almost 25-year-old, I am ashamed of. So I made a great gift box with everything I'm ready to retire. But don't twist it: when these items run out, they're new for sure I come in. (I'm having a shopping problem, okay? I don't need to hear.) Curious about the things the boot is getting and the fancy pieces I'm replacing them with? Keep scrolling to begin my cleaning journey.
I'm notorious for turning to one of the dozen oversized sweatshirts I collected during my LMU days when I wanted to get comfortable, but I'm putting an end to it now. (Why did I buy something from everyone Event my sorority dressed up?) I want to look together while I spend all that extra time in the house.
This really pains me a lot as I have to part with a pair of booties that I bought in a small shop in Italy and that have all studied me abroad and beyond. But sadly, they look like they went through the wringer, and they're just not worth keeping (or those other shoes that bring back memories – I'm looking at you, tired old Converse).
I've probably spent as much money on cheap handbags that only lasted half a year as I would have on a good designer handbag that would last a lifetime. I told myself I'd wait until I'm 25 to finally get into this, so here I am. And even though I'll fall asleep dreaming of a Chanel double flap sheepskin bag until I die, I'm still not loaded with cash so I have to keep it half– appropriate.
I have a stash of all of my old college formal bandaid dresses, Vegas club crop top and skirt sets, and more that I know never will (and will) should never see the light of day again. But hey, I'm not saying I'll never wear a party dress again – I'll just keep it a little more elegant. Now that the soirée season is just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start surfing.
Again, I kept a lot of things "for memories", but the necklaces, which now look two-tone due to the thinning gold plating and the rings that color my finger green, just don't make it to the next round. Instead, I go for things like chunky gold chains and cute statement earrings.
I had a moment in the process of figuring out my style which led to some questionable purchases. I replace all of the random items that found their way into my closet with ones that I know I want to carry for one Long Time.
My underwear drawer has a few pairs that are right now need go. You know the ones with goofy designs or sayings that looked so cute at the time, but now take a look at them and just think Why? Yes, they go in the trash (along with the bras that should have retired Age in front). Now that I'm 25, I should spend a little more money on it.
Next up: My favorite fall outfits all have one thing in common.