- Buying quality for myself - thrifting or not.
- Shopping for new items from a list.
- Avoiding thrifting "project garments."
I love my style bloggers. They pop up in my browser like magically soignee fairies or goddesses. The very best of them look like chic normal women who are having fun. Surely none of them are ever in a room full of eviscerated dressers and closets, half-dressed, fully dishevelled, gazing at sad heaps of fabric. Like me. I went through my clothes before the Wellington equivalent of summer. And then I spent a weekend doing alterations, making repairs, and running garments through refreshing vats of black or blue dye.Where do all these extra clothes come from, anyway? My downfall in this area is not just thrifting, but running the Society for Protection of Clothing. "Just look at this gorgeous thing! It's not quite perfect but...maybe we can work it out? At least I can rescue it!" This works so well for me with books and artwork that it's been hard to bite the bullet with it for clothes. I emerged from the fabric pile with a new commitment to three things.