Welcome to my public thoughts on my personal life goals. In 2014, I set out to change my lifestyle, and I began with the best way I knew how - my closet. I share with you, how the road to Perfecting My Closet, is helping me achieve my ultimate life goals. 

Make a list of things you don't need

For as many years as I can remember, I have always tried to buy less and last year, while still a work in progress, was definitely my most successful year thus far. I kept my purchases to a minimum (relative to other years =P) and every purchase became a wardrobe staple. 

It really helped to take inventory of what I owned and this year, while I usually make 'want and buy' lists, I instead made a list of things I didn't need to buy. That has really helped me to think twice before I make a purchase and since I'm also trying to own less, I decided on the amount of each item I would like to own. For example, I would like to own 10 coats and jackets, 5 pairs of jeans, 20 pairs of shoes, etc. 

This is my list of "I don't need to buy" (and the ideal amount I'd like to own)
  • nail polish (5)
  • coats/jackets (10)
  • shoes (20) (this one is a hard one to get control of)
  • perfume (2)
  • rain boots
  • hoodies (2)
  • wallets
  • sneakers (3)
  • lip balm
  • eye shadow
  • blazers
  • dress pants
  • khakis
  • scarves
  • jeans (5)
  • bags
I keep myself in check by looking at my list frequently and it's really satisfying to see the gaps get smaller between what I have and what I would like to own. 

April purchases

Starting April off right!