I've not been spending as much whilst thrifting as I did last year. The things I've bought so far in 2009 combine rare designer finds (such as the Issey Miyake jacket and the Wale Adeyemi graffiti skirt), trend items for summer (denim mini skirt, leather skirt, 80s style pastel floral bodycon top) and things I just saw and immediately fell in love with (green Eiffel Tower purse and Moroccan leather belt).
So, when things are coming in and overfilling the drawers and wardrobe, a declutter is in order.
I've decided not to part with any of my vintage and designer goodies, they have their place in my wardrobe and won't be parted with. Inspired by the gorgeous WendyB, I've realised I need to keep hold of my good quality items, as I have regretted giving quite a few things over the years.
It does pay to invest in designer, good quality items, be it by thrifting, sample sales, sales in general or Ebay. Check out this article in the Guardian of famous ladies who have items still going strong after 10-15 years!
My high street stuff that I've had enough of now is ready for a new home and thats what gets sorted out.
A couple of weeks ago, I gave my sister in law my faux fur lilac Jasper Conran jacket, a black Mango leather blazer and a navy heart print Jaeger blazer.
Well, to say she was pleased is an understatement-I received a phone call of thanks, a text of thanks and a Thank You card of thanks!!
This really motivated me to sort out more of my stuff for her-when its appreciated like that, its a great incentive to give more and declutter at the same time too!
So, I sorted out a nice bag for her which included 3 cardis, 1 jumper, 2 pairs of trousers, a dress and 3 pashmina scarves.
How often do you declutter and do your unwanted items head straight for the bin, charity shop or family and friends?