Outfit // Sweaty Betty harem Skirt

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This is another one of those pieces I decided to keep, even though it’s not “perfect.” I’m discovering, during this journey towards having less, that perfect isn’t/shouldn’t be the goal. Good enough is just fine.

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Outfit // What I Kept

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This Lanston dress was actually on the cusp. I had it on the rack of things to get rid of, but then reconsidered. I’m still reconsidering I think; it’s a bit big on me up top, making it difficult to find the appropriate undergarment to wear with it (here, I’m wearing a strapless bra), and I don’t tend to like blousy dresses.

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Outfit // Layers

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So. As I was going through my clothing to decide what to keep or get rid of – and trying everything on in the process – I realized that I had largely abandoned what was once my uniform of cardigans and tank tops. Several years ago I specifically remember posting an outfit of a JP skirt, tank & cardigan proclaiming that it was what I wanted to live in. Forever.

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Outfit // Denim Wrap Skirt

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This skirt is another piece I’m thinking of getting rid of. I love it, and it was a gift from a friend after we’d been searching for it in a medium FOREVER, but I think now, it’s just too big. And even though I’ve had it hemmed, it’s too long, I think. I have considered hemming it again, but overall, it’s the shape that doesn’t work for me.

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Budget

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There it is, the “B” word. I’m ashamed to admit that as an adult I’ve never really made myself stick to a budget. I’ve never even created a budget for myself. I just paid my bills and whatever was left over I spent. Which, as you can probably imagine, didn’t leave any room for savings, unexpected expenses, or anything else for that matter. But dammit, I had all the “stuff” (i.e. clothes, shoes & bags) I wanted.

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