Dress :: JCPenney // similar
Shoes :: Metrostyle
Bracelet :: Pink Blush // similar









Hello Lovelies!

I like to make outfits memorable. What I mean by this is, I like to be able to remember the outfit I wore to whatever occasion I attended. If I can’t remember what outfit I was wearing, then I probably didn’t much thought into it.

I have an entire strategy for putting an outfit together. Want to know how I do it? It’s really simple. You’ll laugh when you hear it.

I never own more clothes than I can wear.

Simple strategy, right? I mean, when you think about it, it really makes sense. When a person owns more clothes than they can remember, they lose so many potential outfits. I mean, sure, you can wear a new thing everyday, but where’s the fun in that? I love the challenge of finding new outfits to combine together from my wardrobe.

I used to hang on to every article of clothing I could get my hands on, and my closet was bulging. The problem was, part of the closet was filled with clothes I loved, part had stuff I just wanted to hang on to, and part were filler items that I never intended to wear, but didn’t want to take them out because then my closet would look bare.

I finally came to realize that I hated looking in my closet. I hated looking at all the clothes I had wasted my money on just because I wanted to buy something new and they were cheap. So, one day I went into my closet and cleaned it out. Everything I wasn’t wearing and hadn’t worn and wasn’t going to wear went into a pile onto my bed and from there went to Goodwill.

I felt a huge sense of relief getting rid of all the clothes that had been bogging down my closet. I only had a few articles of clothing left, but they were things I actually really liked and hadn’t really seen because I had so much junk around them.

Since then, I slowly started building up a wardrobe of things I really like. Not to say I’m not tempted to buy things that are cheap every now and then, but I resist the urge. I would rather spend a little more on something I’ll wear then buy several things that I don’t even want.

So how does all this relate to planing the perfect outfit? Well, if you can see everything in your closet and you love everything in your closet, then planning an outfit will be a breeze.

Does your closet need a good cleaning?

If you like what you see, please share!

  • I have been cleaning my closet out a little at a time for about a year now. I feel much better about how it looks and I have also trying to avoid buying things just because they are on sale. It is hard sometimes, so I add 1 or 2 trendy pieces each season. I like to stick to basics. I love the color of this dress! Susan

    • Doesn't it give you such a liberating feeling? I still buy trendy things too, but I try to pick things that won't go out of style too quickly. Thanks for stopping by!

  • A full closet cleaning is one of the scariest things we fashion lovers can do! Isn't it so rewarding, though? A couple of years ago, I purged anything that was poor quality or I didn't feel like "me" wearing. It was refreshing. It can sometimes be a struggle to maintain it, but it's worthwhile.

    I can't tell you how much I love this color on you. The dress is gorgeous.

    • Isn't it the truth. But, it is rewarding. And then you have room to buy some new things. ;D You are so sweet. This dress is one of my favorites. I'm also completely in love with the shoes. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Your caged heels are amazing, I remember when they became a thing last year (I think it was last year anyway) and just never came to owning any. They look amazing with your dress, so pretty 🙂

    • Metrostyle has them at a great price! I really like their selection of shoes. I remember when they came into style, too. I really wanted a pair in every color. I was originally going to get these in cream, but I really like the black ones.

  • Those shoes are killer – love them!! Thanks so much for linking up for Mingle Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment on the post when you participate – I would love to hear your answer to the weekly question! 🙂

    • Thanks for having such a great link-up!

  • I'm glad I found you on the Style To Inspire link-up! You look beautiful! It looks like such a simple, elegant look but the detailing is amazing. Cobalt looks great on you. Congrats on your YouTube ventures!! I just expanded to YouTube, too!

    The Closet by Christie

    • Thanks for commenting! Yes, I'm finally taking the plunge and YouTubing. It's a little bit scary, but I'm tired of painting myself into a corner of self doubt. I've been trying to step out of my comfort zone a lot lately. It's not easy, but it is helping me be less afraid of failing. However, thats a topic for a mother blog post. 😀

  • YAY for closet purging! (I literally write whole blog posts about them) This dress is so pretty. That blue is very beautiful on you!

  • thanks for these tips! love those shoes!!

  • I love your cobalt dress! Like IN LOVE! So gorgeous, and great tips!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Cobalt blue looks so pretty on you! Your dress is gorgeous and those caged heels are amazing! Great tips too! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Fashion Files!

    Doused In Pink

  • Beautiful photos! Love the dress and clutch! That color looks great on you!