It’s gradually getting warmer in my part of the world and, as it does, I’ve been realising that I have a lack of certain clothing items that seem to be fairly basic closet item. As you know, I don’t think that price necessarily equates to quality so I like to shop at cheap online stores, KMart, Target, BigW and then occasional items in more expensive stores. But I am just as happy with a $8 T-Shirt from Target as I am with a $30 one from Myer.
While I’ll look at my swimsuit haul from Shein in another post, the first store I want to look at is Big W. I actually love Big W and I think that there are some pretty good deals and alright quality with some of the products. Prior to this shopping adventure, I didn’t wear hats and I had never even owned a belt. I always though that my head was too small for hats and I just never really saw the need for a belt because all my jeans fit me just fine. Well, now it’s getting warm and I’d really prefer a bit of shelter from the sun, and I bought a denim skirt a few months ago that requires a belt to stop it from riding up.
I also made myself a new feature wall in my room! I had an odd, empty space between my door and bookcase that wasn’t being used so I hammered in a few nails, much to the joy of everyone in the house, and now I have a place for my hat, belt and bags. I’m not very used to living in a house that we own so being able to hammer nails into the wall is a daunting but fun project that many people may find mundane. I just loving being able to find new ways to make the room my own, even if it just by hanging up some Christmas lights behind my bed or drawing tiny lavender flowers new the skirting board.
Moving on from Big W and we are heading away from accessories and into actual pieces of clothing. As soon as I walked into the store, I spied this gorgeous, satiny, mustard wrap crop top with a tie back. As is the case with many items of clothing, it looks quite different on the hanger than it does in person, but I am already picturing it over the top of the next item I bought, with a pair of high-waisted jeans, or with my denim skirt.
My overall goal was to get some basic pieces that I could pair with a multitude of outfits instead of having 50 separate pieces that only worked with one or two other items in my closet. That’s why I also decided to buy this gorgeous, black linen dress with a faux wrap, ruffled hem detail.
While you may not be able to see all the beautiful, basic details of the dress in this photo, it works well with so many options, and can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. I wore this out to a birthday party the other night and it was the perfect mix between a little bit fancy and just casual enough that I wasn’t overdressed. I wish I had taken a moment to have a little photo op, though, because it was a really fun outfit.
I just did a little wardrobe clean out of items that were just unnecessary or those that I hadn’t worn in six months, and now I can make proper choices about the clothes that I put back in there. My tip for minimising closet clutter is to hang your clothes up with the hanger facing the wrong way to what you normally do. When you wear something and wash it, hang it back up with the hanger facing the right way. After six months, go through and check to see if you really need any of the clothes that still have the hanger the wrong way around. That’s what I do and it has really helped my keep track of what is actually essential to me, especially considering the fact that I don’t love getting rid of clothes that are in good condition.
Have you bought any new purchases that you are just bursting to show or tell someone? Comment below with what you got! I can’t wait to see your styles and maybe get some inspiration for myself.
Hopefully, you’re all having a wonderful week and are reaching your goals. As always, if you would like to see more of me, just head over to my social media accounts or send me an email with any questions or comments you may have:
Love you all,
Immy Minette xo
P.S. If you want to know the prices of any of the items I have shown above, just check their captions.