Favourite Three - August 2015

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

At the beginning of August I had another rummage in the depths of my wardrobe to find some more long forgotten items. Even though I think I'm doing well in streamlining my clothes, I am constantly being reminded that I have far more than I realise.

How could I forget about the existence of this sequin T-shirt? I used to wear this All. The. Time.

I dragged it out of the bottom of a drawer and gave it a careful iron, I noticed a small hole near the bottom band of sequins. So to give it a good send off I decided to wear it as much as possible this month and then pop it in the rag bag (and by that I mean take it to be weighed for cash with a load of other old clothes, which are then either sent to countries in need or recycled).

Who says you can't wear sequins to sit in your garden and read? The slouchy style means this t-shirt is perfect for sunny days, and I'm determined to make the most of the final few warm days of summer (hopefully) coming our way.

I then plucked these sparkly stud sandals from my wardrobe and wondered why on earth I hadn't worn them more. Wearing them for an amble around town reminded me why, they're sometimes hella uncomfortable to walk in - but only sometimes!

Is it right to have shoes that you can only remain stationary in? I think probably not, no matter how pretty they are. I wore them again to a bbq (minimal movement once I found myself a comfy garden chair), and out for a meal (a short walk from car to table).

These ended up in a recycling shoe bin, but not before I wore them to the beach (I know, odd choice of footwear given the destination) where I promptly ruined them with sand and salt water.

Not wanting to be without a pair of sparkly shoes (if you ignore the two bejeweled pairs of ballet flats I already own) I treated myself to these beauts from Next and they have all the comfort. And, when worn at night they catch the light like a disco ball - that's not to love about that?!

My final August Favourite is my pink Custard Designs leather bag. Since styling it for a wardrobe revisit I haven't used anything else.

My wardrobe has obviously changed since I bought it and now I find it so much easier to co-ordinate. Which is all the proof I need to know I'm justified in hanging onto things that sometimes don't quite fit my wardrobe.

I'm kinda sad that two of my three favourites ended up being recycled, but it's better than having them take up space in my already over-stuffed wardrobe, which is one of the reasons why I started Favourite Three. I want to weed out the items that I no longer like and rediscover old favourites.

What gems do you have lurking in the back of your wardrobe? Do you ever seek out long forgotten items and fall in love with them all over again?

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  1. Hubby decorated out bedroom earlier this year and I had a good clear out of all my cupboards and drawers then, I was quite ruthless. There's nothing in there at the moment that doesn't deserve its place.

    1. I'm looking forward to getting to that point. I still have so much to get rid of but find it so hard as I always get an attack of 'I'll-keep-it-just-in-case'. It's pathetic really.

    2. Ha, I am so bad at 'I'll-keep-it-just-in-case'!! The trouble is- I like my old clothes but I also like new ones!x

    3. Yep, new ones are all kinds of awesome. But I have to say my favourites new purchases recently have been from charity shops, which makes me feel a little better.

  2. Oh I love that sequint-shirt, it's really pretty,shame it had a hole! The other shoes are cute too but if the shoe is not comfortable, it's got to go!!!x

    1. You're right, I'm really happy with the replacement pair, they're so comfortable it's like going out in my slippers (not that I've done that before, ahem)


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