Old Navy Roundup

It’s been quiet around here lately, which is 100% my fault, so I thought I would do a little Old Navy roundup. I haven’t been to Old Navy in some time so it was nice to see what they had available. A few of the pieces I picked up, and some I didn’t but if I had an endless wardrobe I would have purchased them.

I tried to roundup pieces that I thought were time capsule worthy. So the distressed denim jacket is great to wear casually with anything, and great to wear with a cute jumpsuit or dress to dress it down a bit. Also, the d’orsay shoes that Old Navy carries are THE BEST! When I was commuting to work every day they were a staple in my wardrobe. Plus, they’re so reasonably priced that you get plenty of wears out of them. I also included the faux leather mule – it’s a total Madewell dupe and super cute. I have the Madewell version of them and love them, but if you are on the fence about wearing a mule then this is a good way to try it out!

To see some of the pieces I bought check out my IG account: Wishbonedreams

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The Closet Challenge

The Closet Challenge

Lately I’ve been feeling like my space at home is shrinking. My space to store shoes, my space to hang my clothes, my space to store even my underwear and socks! It’s just plain and simple ridiculous, and a reminder that I have too damn much!

So, I told myself, “Nikki, you DO NOT need to buy anything else, like ever!” Now, I realize¬†that’s a little extreme, and I’ve made myself a couple of exceptions, but for the most part I’m boycotting buying the following item types:

  • No more shoes – only exception is my brother’s wedding – of which I am a bridesmaid
  • No more clothes – this includes pants, tops, sweaters, dresses, skirts, shorts, hats, scarves…you name it. The only exception here is the dress I need to purchase for my brother’s wedding
  • No more purses – like really? I don’t need another purse
  • No more jewelry – again only exception is if it’s for the wedding

The second bullet is really the one that has brought me to think up this challenge for myself. I am going to challenge myself to not buy anything new (outside of wedding-related items), ¬†for the next 6 months (beginning on July 1st – because don’t we always want a fresh start to also begin at the beginning of a new month?)

During those 6 months I will be encouraging myself to get creative with what I already freaking have! I’ll be sure to check-in weekly, to keep myself honest, and to post the outfits I was able to pull out of my bulging closets – yes that’s plural, (I have one enclosed closet, and one external closet), and chest of drawers.

At the end of those 6 months I’m hoping to have less money spent and a new appreciation for the wardrobe that already exists. The double whammy is the exciting idea that maybe, just maybe I’ll have also begun clearing out some of the clothes I’ve just been hanging on to (aka hoarding) instead of giving away to people who could use them.

If anyone is interested in joining me, I encourage you to post your updates and photos to my weekly blog posts and Instagram (Find me! Wishbonedreams). I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, and I’ll be using #closetclutterchallenge and #closeteditor in both my blog posts and IG. If you post something on IG definitely hashtag it! I think it will be a fun way to motivate one another to not look at our closets every morning and say, ” I have nothing to wear!”

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