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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. 

A New Year means NEW GOALS!

A New Year means NEW GOALS!

Below were my 2016 wardrobe goals:

  • Not purchase any shoes, and continue to let go of more, with the ultimate goal to own 25 pairs of shoes (mini-goal - let go of 5 pairs this year) 
  • Continue to work on using the things I love and not worry about them getting ruined
  • Continue to shop within my collection of bags and wallets, and let go of 10 items
  • Stay within my budget of $1,000, and again, not include any major investment pieces or bags
  • Have 4 purchase-free months
  • Continue to purge so I can consolidate all my items into 1 closet
  • Build a 'rainy day' fund by selling any items that may have some value to use towards a pre-loved Louis Vuitton Speedy 35/40.

How did I do? 

Well... I did let go of 5 pairs of shoes; in fact, I let go of 9!, far surpassing my goal, but I also brought in 10...but 10 that are staple wardrobe items and I've worn a lot, so I considered that a small achievement, but you can bet that this goal will be back on my 2017 list of mini-goals

Each day, I'm using more and more of the things I love and getting over the roadblock of saving them for a special day, or simply just saving them because I don't want to ruin them - if they're ruined, that means they've been used fully and well, and it's fulfilled their use.

Letting go of 10 items from my bag and wallet collection - I managed to sell or gift 6, and while I didn't make it to 10, I consider it to be a move in the right direction. The fact that I gifted 2, is also amazing haha.

MY BUDGET - as 2016 was the first year I actually implemented a budget, I think I did quite well. I went over by a little bit and there were some additional purchases that I managed to find loopholes outside of my budget (hehe), but over all, not bad. I'm going to give myself the same budget for next year, with less loopholes, and I think I can achieve it. As far as no-purchase months go, I did 5 if I don't count my loophole purchases; I'm going to try 4 again in 2017 but less the loopholes. I'm pretty happy with this. 

Purging - well, I did manage to consolidate one shelving unit into my closet and reduced my wardrobe by 20%, so I think that's a great start. I'm going to keep doing this. To be fair, I also store winter coats in my closet, so if I didn't do that, I'm pretty sure I can fit everything in it. But, that's not how I want my closet to be organized, so I'm going to keep working on that. 

AND, of course, my preloved Speedy goal - TOTALLY ACHIEVED THAT! I'm loving the preloved market right now and have my eye on a few things, but I'm definitely not in a hurry. I'm loving everything I have right now so I'll enjoy them until I don't, and then when I sell them to fund another preloved item, it will allow me to use it a lot. My Speedy is now one of my most used bags.

My goals for 2017 are to:

  • Not purchase any shoes, and continue to let go of more, with the ultimate goal to own 25 pairs of shoes (mini-goal - let go of 5 pairs this year)
  • Continue to shop within my collection of bags and wallets, and let go of 10 items
  • Stay within my budget of $1,000
  • Sell items and build a 'rainy day' fund for the future use towards a pre-loved bag, I'm not in a hurry at all with this one.
  • Have 4 purchase-free months
  • Continue to purge so I can consolidate all my items into 1 closet
revised - 2016 versus 2017's Wishlist

revised - 2016 versus 2017's Wishlist

My top 5 wardrobe additions of 2016

My top 5 wardrobe additions of 2016