Unless you're me and still own a 6 inch long sequin boob tube from 1994 'for layering'. I'm not particularly good at the old charity-shop-clear-out. I have to be in a very particular mood, and even then I have to cajole and force myself. Then fight against the tide of over-think that has me wondering 'but what if...?' about things I am definitely going to be able to replace, should the (deeply unlikely) situation arise where an item in that colour/size/style becomes vital to the well being of the universe.
But I have to do it. And do it, I did. The first thing I did was get out all my tops and non-vintage-or-designer dresses and arrange them in an orderly manner on my bed:
|And that's not all...|
|Yes, I have a problem.|
But I'm dealing with it.
|You will note, that pile was just the little shelves.|
Yes, I am like a nanna who puts soap in her wardrobe.
|And that doesn't include the spare-room rail...|
Anyway, I haven't got that many photos of the painful process. I did manage to fill an over sized Uniqlo carrier bag and one of those string-handled Jane Norman ones. Some items I have already 'homed' with friends and relatives (well, they might not go to a suitable home otherwise- OK, OK, I personify my clothes). I have a handful of shots with quips from His Lordship, enjoy:
|You can imagine the look of disapproval on his face|
at my not-always-vintage tat using this photographic image, if you wish.
|Quoth His Lordship: "It was not acceptable in the 80s, nor is it acceptable today."|
|"Festival chic? Festival s**t more like, bet she's got no knickers on..."|
|"Cider and Black's half price down the student bar on 80s metal night..."|
(NB: if this the case I would be down the local uni like a shot. Epic sarcasm fail, my love, epic sarcasm fail).
|We differed on this one: I remember it in its glory-days of 80s metallic fantasy.|
Husband prefers it 'worn in' and advised me to match it with equally worn-in 70s denim shorts.
|St Michael: a good, retro, family brand|
|You'll note that with the innocent adverts for 'ice cold drinks', 'icecream'|
and 'parking' my shirt also encourages the purchase of 'cigarettes'.
You wouldn't get that today, probably for the best eh?
Wishing y'all a blessed Holy Week and a very happy Easter!