Mostly for my own tracking, but in case anyone is remotely interested, here are my thoughts, purchases and edits of my closet for January:

Bought :

1. SoyaConcept Randi long quilted vest in black. Had this on my radar for some time and pounced when it went half price in January.  I imagine this to be super useful across all wardrobe categories ( a goal of mine ). 

2. Fenty Skin Care set - at  the recommendation of DD who knows all things now .  I LOVE it so far.  The toner/serum thing is wonderful, as is the moisturizer.  I'm very impressed  and will definitely repurchase.  

3. Briogeo Hair and Scalp set- also a DD recommendation. I wanted a scalp exfoliator and this set came a few other things. So far, so good.  

Passed long :  

7 jackets - faux leather and denim, mostly. Outdated fits . Not wearing anymore and haven't in a few years.

2 hoodies - wrong colours/prints/fits and don't want them looking at me each time I open my closet.  Too juvenile .

4 pair pants : 3 black random old office type pants and I pair Sanctuary cord joggers I could never figure out how to wear. 

1 long cardigan - never worn, bad colour, not interested in this look now 

1 merino sweater - never worn, too thin and classic in fit for my comfort level . Note to self to NOT even look at merino sweaters anymore.  

1 well worn black sweater  - tossed as it wasn't appropriate for donation  - too badly worn and pilled to be presentable (why does this become noticeable all of a sudden?  i.e. when you already have it on and are out of the house) 

1 pair Sorel felt /faux fur tall winter boots - worn to death and now ratty looking - also tossed as not denotable.  

17 pieces in total 

Looking for:  

1. cream loafers or sandals
2. drapey black trousers - classic styling with a lot of slouch /length
3. cargo or parachute pants or jeans  - updated styling ,no olive green 
4. summer shorts, likely denim or chino in an updated silhouette - I'm done with the slim fit bermudas for now .  
5. new pair of athletic runners - likely the old standby Asics. No nutty colours this time (in the theme of wearing more across pieces  all categories ) 

Thoughts - It felt good not to be buying a bunch of clothes.  Trying to stay focused via accountability to myself. and wearing what I have right now .  Hoping to lose weight so holding off until that is accomplished.  I did an online order for a pair of cream-ish western-ish mid-shaft booties but ultimately returned them. Super comfortable but the colour was more blush than I expected. Planning a hair change  at my upcoming Feb 4 appt : shorter , simpler and darker.  Back to square one , in other words.  

Thanks for reading, if you did  

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