How was your Memorial Day weekend? Mine was fabulous, merci. Lots of amazing sunshine on the South Jersey beach and I had two new pairs of Elizabeth and James sunglasses to ensure I looked hot while protecting my eyes.
I picked up the new shades at the KNIT WIT Margate trunk show over the weekend. Ahhhhh… trunk shows. Elizabeth and James. Delightful.
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I instructed you to clean out your closet? Did you listen to me? Katie knows that those winter clothes still hanging up front are taking precious space away from your new, gorgeous sun dresses. And, this is totally hindering your ability to fully embrace summer.
After basking in the sun of the long, holiday weekend, you now have one mission: Clean. Out. Your. Closet! It’s really quite necessary after you hit up the Theory trunk store at the KNIT WIT Margate last weekend. Not only is it time to store away your winter pieces, but reevaluate your summer clothes. That cute skirt from two years ago? It’s dead. Give it to Goodwill. The stretched-out halter dress that you always feel hot in? Replace it with a vibrant T-Bags number from KNIT WIT and PLAGE TAHITI. Your white jeans are looking dull and that cut isn’t doing it for you anymore. Update your summer staples at KNIT WIT and PLAGE and respect them by treating them right in your closet.
Now I’m going to be brutally honest: if you use wire hangers, we have a problem. It’s not because I aspire to be Mommy Dearest, rather, it’s difficult for me to not judge someone who doesn’t take care her clothes. Our clothes are a reflection of ourselves. What does it say about one’s self-worth if your clothes are hanging like drowned spaghetti, being pulled and misshaped over terrible wire hangers? The way your clothes hang in your closet is the way they will hang on you. Invest in some nice, hangers – either traditional cloth hangers or the ones that have a little fabric grip to them so your dainty fabrics won’t slip. These can get expensive, sure. But you can also find a pack of 10 for $10 at a discount store. You love your clothes – take care of them and feel good about yourself!
While this all may seem like a chore, Katie knows you are going to actually enjoy the process of cleaning out your closet. It feels so good to bag up and donate older items that don’t fit or don’t do you justice and add new, fresh, inspirational pieces that will have you feeling good for the season. Hold onto all the amazing memories you made while wearing your old clothes, and pass those duds along to someone in need. While you’re at it, get those winter wools the hell out of sight. Don’t make me come back and check your hangers!