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The idea to try on my old clothes was an idea that came to me while I was cleaning out my closet. Again. Some of the items that I still own and wear are upwards of 5 years old. Some have been with me for longer.

My first thought was, do they still fit. After all, my body has changed over the past five years. Which is normal, FYI. I’m a thirty-eight-year-old woman now. Some of these before photos are from 2013. With that in mind, I selected items with a bit of stretch of flexibility in how I could wear them (buttoned instead of buttoned-up, for example).

Then my second thought was, do they still look GOOD after all these years. After being washed, not very carefully mind you, and worn for all these years. I have some older items that have made their way through the everyday wardrobe to the ‘around the house’ draw. Which is fine, not throwing out perfectly good clothing to landfill is something I stand behind. But, who made the cut? Let’s see, shall we?

 

 

Here are some of the pieces from the video!

Knit Dress via Harlow Australia

 

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White Dress via ASOS

 

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Knit Cape via 17 Sundays

 

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Graphic Tee via Hope & Harvest

 

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Boyfriend Jeans via Torrid

 

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Did you watch the video? Haha. It took a bit for me to get back into recording videos but I’m glad I did. But this video wasn’t about that. And while I’m sure, plenty of people will be kind enough to point out the differences between 30-year-old me and current me. (Oh, internet). It wasn’t about that either. It was about how if you buy quality clothing when you can afford it, it will last. How, when you get a lock on your personal style, the pieces you buy will last you a long time. It’s the figuring it out part that has taken me the most time.