Will I ever have an occasion to wear this outfit? That is the "big thing" I am contemplating. I sort of love the colors, and I wish I had the kind of job that required me to dress up to this level (sometimes anyway). The truth is that I can't think of any reason I have to wear this. Dinner out? Too business-y for that. Job interview? Too casual for that and I don't see that on my horizon any time soon. Church? Perfect, but I'd have to both find one and attend it, so um, no.
I believe it's time to face the facts. I have purchased a lot of clothing that doesn't really fit into my life. I have also held onto many items that used to work but no longer do. In my head I'm thinking "doesn't everyone need a perfect pair of black trousers (or 3)?" but I don't wear trousers. I wear jeans. Not to say I couldn't wear trousers, I just don't anymore because of what I am called to do. The same could be said for the above (and similar other) silk pencil skirt. Too dressy for my life and just taking up space. So I have begun to curate (using GCOGH of course!) my closet once again to weed out the things that I have because "everyone should have a _____" but aren't actually being used in my daily life.
I am sure there will be things that stay that I may not use very often. I won't get rid of ONE of those perfect black trousers. But I am going to be VERY picky this time in the things I keep. I hope to have a nice big bag full to take to Goodwill so some other working girl can use what I am not. I'm supporting the clothing recycling movement from the top end so that counts, right?!
The one exception to the clean-out is my shoe collection. I will use any excuse necessary to keep all my shoes. I can wear pumps and jeans...see The Pinterest if you don't believe me. Or any fashion magazine in the world. It's a thing.