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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. 

My wardrobe count going into 2016

It's been well over a year since I started using the Stylebook App and it has definitely helped me to keep focused on my purchases and how often I'm using each item in my wardrobe. 

When I first started using the Stylebook App towards the end of 2014, my wardrobe consisted of:

  • 124 tops (includes sleeveless, blouses, t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirt/hoodies, blazers)
  • 48 bottoms (includes jeans, shorts, trousers)
  • 25 dresses
  • 53 shoes
  • 17 scarves 
  • 68 bags (including clutches)
  • 17 coats and jackets
  • 32 pieces off active wear (tops, headbands, bottoms, runners)

  • After more than a year of purging and refining, these are my current numbers:

  • 106 tops (includes sleeveless, blouses, t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirt/hoodies, blazers)
  • 54 bottoms (includes jeans, shorts, trousers)
  • 31 dresses
  • 51 shoes (I previously reported 46 pairs of shoes because I didn't count my one pair of sneakers for running, or a few pairs of shoes that were made specially for my Chinese wedding ceremony when I got married)
  • 16 scarves 
  • 65 bags (including clutches)
  • 18 coats and jackets
  • 22 pieces off active wear (tops, headbands, bottoms, runners)

    Overall, I think I did pretty well - doing this for almost 2 years now I've definitely seen a shift from purging, to learning what works for me, to narrowing things that work really well for me and finally coming to a plateau where I feel comfortable with the items I have. 


    The drop in numbers in my tops came from letting go of graphic-Ts, tops I had been holding on to in hopes to fit into them again in the future, and items that didn't fit as well anymore. Bottoms saw an increase as I slowly replaced wider legged trousers with slim fitted ones and also got some incredible deals on shorts and jeans; I also stocked up a bit on pencil skirts, my work staple. Dresses saw an increase mostly because I brought some that were at my parents home, into my current closet. 
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    Wardrobe goals for 2016