Friday, July 03, 2009

It's All About the Look--Friday Five

In the throes of cleaning closets, Sally pauses to ask:

1. Are you a hoarder, or are you good at sorting and clearing?
I'm not really a hoarder, but it takes me a long time to get around to sorting and clearing. I usually wait until I get a semi-annual phone call from Purple Heart, since they will pick up right at your door. It's easier to put stuff on the doorstep than to find time to put it in the car and haul it somewhere else.

2. What is the oddest garment you possess and why?
I don't think I have anything really odd. How about a threadbare pair of brown corduroy bellbottoms, circa 1972? I can barely get my leg into them now, but they remind me of all the good things about my high school years (very few of which had to do with high school itself).

3. Do you have a favourite look/ colour?
Nearly everything in my closet (and in my house) is some shade of purple, blue, rose, mauve, or gray. That makes coordinating easy.

4. Thrift/ Charity shops, love them or hate them?
I'm happy to donate, but don't like to shop there.

5. Money is no object, what one item would you buy?
A gorgeous cocktail dress suitable for dinner or the ballet, that fits perfectly on the figure I have right now.

I still have three different sizes in my closet, but I did purge the closet recently. The things that are there now are things I actually wear--along with some favorites that I hope to wear again someday soon!


Sue said...

I had a pair of corduroy bell bottoms too! Probably the same year.

Stratoz said...

I too love Purple Heart, especially the reminder phone calls the night before. I too let things clutter, then clear it out periodically.

disagree on this... we have a consignment store down the street where I have bought 90% of my pants, shirts, jackets, and shorts. quality stuff at low prices.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You do not shop thrift stores? Oh girl I have so much to teach you!

Barbara B. said...

The '72 bellbottoms sound groovy. :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

My 1972 corduroy bell-bottoms were a beautiful teal green. I wonder what ever happened to them.

mompriest said...

I so hated the idea of shopping in a used clothing store...that is until I learned about the gently used, often very nice, clothes sold at the store in town - the proceeds going to the local battered women's shelter. Now I have decided that part of my going green is to only buy recycled clothing while at the same time helping a cause I deeply care about.