This is (almost) it. Besides stuff I’ve packed up for my sister, and some pieces that I’m donating to Goodwill, this is what’s left. I’m still struggling with getting rid of ANY of my Inhabit cotton pieces, but I’m sure I will soon, and I’ll let you know. But one thing I have tried to focus on in deciding what to get rid of is fit, and how often I ACTUALLY wear things.
It doesn’t matter how much I love a thing, if I don’t use it or wear it, then what’s the point of having it? To a certain extent, you can have things around that don’t get a lot of wear, but only if you have a lifestyle that supports that: i.e. you travel a lot, attend events, do anything out of your “normal” routine that requires special pieces. I don’t do that. Yes, I travel, but I can wear all of my casual clothes for that. I don’t really attend special events, and even those I do (like a beach wedding) I have things that are appropriate to wear already.
Also, fit. Generally if a garment requires that I have to wear a different bra than “normal” or a lot of shapewear, or slips, I don’t wear it very often. If the straps fall off my shoulders, or show my bra strap, I don’t wear it. I must do a better job of buying things that fit. Granted, I have lost weight in the last year, so the fit is “off” with a lot of these things. I’ve tried to make them work, but they just don’t. So here they are.
And finally, stripes. I love stripes. On other people. I have some stripes that I’m keeping, but generally, I don’t want any more stripes or patterns in my wardrobe. I just don’t wear them.
So, here’s what up for sale now; everything is in excellent condition, most things weren’t worn very often. If you are interested in anything, email me – grechen (at) grechenmedia.com for more details or more pictures. For most things, I’m just asking $25 plus $10 for paypal fees and USPS priority mail shipping. For the Mociun dress, I’d like $60, including shipping.
Splendid striped cami dress – olive/navy stripes | size medium (at Shopbop here)
Everlane Indigo shirt | size medium, never worn
ORGANIC by John Patrick light grey organic cotton/cashmere cardigan | size large
LnA black sleeveless asymmetrical dress | size medium
Splendid cowl-neck dress – gray | size large *hemmed
Ella Moss black & white striped dress | size medium
First, the Balenciaga is not in good shape. It wasn’t in good shape when I bought it, but I couldn’t resist. I love it, and don’t care that it’s stained and the leather is rubbed off in some places. But I understand that doesn’t make it very desirable. The metal plate that’s supposed to be fastened to a leather patch on the zip pocket in the bag fell off (I still have it), and I’m pretty sure some of the tassels are gone, but it’s still a completely functional, and beautiful bag. If you’re interested in it, email me – grechen(at)grechenmedia.com – with an offer and we’ll work something out. I can also send more pictures.
Next, I have the Jerome Dreyfuss momo bag in red (full review here, dimensions at Shopbop) and the Jerome Dreyfuss mini twee bag in “nude” (last seen on me here – full description & dimensions at Shopbop), which is slightly pink. Both are in excellent condition; not a scratch or blemish on either. I would like $250 for each Jerome Dreyfuss bag including shipping.
Please email me with any questions or for more pictures. I truly love all of these bags, but I hate the idea of them sitting around not being used. And they just don’t fit with the direction I want my wardrobe to go anymore. I am sure, now, of what I want, and what I don’t want in my closet, so I must go with it and never look back…
You are a brave brave girl. More power to you!
And if you decide to part with any Inhabit cotton cardis please please let me know. Thanks!
I sent you an email regarding your splendid v neck maxi!
Grechen Reiter says
no looking back!! 🙂
surprisingly, i’m quite calm about all of this…when all is said and done, i will have less than half of the clothes i had just a month or two ago.
i’m giving my sister first dibs on all my inhabit cotton pieces, but what she doesn’t want, I’ll offer up here…
I see some things I’d love to own, but you raised a great point: What good is it to love it if you never wear it?!? (Actually, pretty apropos of relationships, too!;-) )
Grechen, do you have a photo link to the ” ORGANIC by John Patric grey organic cotton/cashmere cardigan | size large”? I’m interested. Just email me, please! Thx!!
You’ve done a great job! Now have a celebratory glass of vino.
Val, we really do have similar styles. I was also eying that sweater, but decided that I didn’t need it. And I second that “glass of vino!”
Hi Grechen! I just found your blog via Already Pretty and I’m enjoying it so much. Did you already sell the Mociun dress? It is so pretty!