Today I had a project: clean out my closet. I made a big pile on my bed of clothes that I haven't worn in a long time, or that were no longer in style. My rule was that if something had not been worn in over a year, then I probably wouldn't wear it anytime soon. I cleaned out several pairs of jeans, sweaters, tees, some shoes, etc. I'll take most of it to a consignment store in Lynchburg, and then donate whatever they do not take.
I have a new philosophy of clothing: having fewer pieces, but with a higher quality, is better than a bunch of mismatched items. I now choose to invest my hard-earned money into classic staples that are tailored, look nice, and will last for years to come. I would rather spend the same amount of money on two sweaters from Banana Republic for example, than on 5 or 6 random sweaters equaling the same.
While on the subject, I went jeans-shopping today. Hopeful of finding jeans with a light wash (I have a lot of dark washes), and jeans that sit above the hip (because low-rise jeans are unflattering for girls with curves), I headed to the GAP. I tried on every fit--Classic, Long & Lean, Curvy, Straight, and Essential. I tried on different sizes with those styles, as well as different lengths (Ankle & Regular). They all fit perfectly! I decided on getting the Classic pair with a medium wash and a bootcut leg, and the Long & Lean in a light wash, flare leg.
Yay for new jeans!