The Culling Continues

And The Culling continues! I've had this collared shirt from GAP for a few years now. I may have thrifted it at one point and nabbed it because it was something I thought I could wear when I taught. PLUS it's a collared shirt without buttons! And I "hate" button down shirts, you guys. By "hate" I mean "I wish I could wear them without having to get them two sized bigger so they don't pucker across my boob area."

Turns out, I don't like collared shirts anyway, and I quite forgot that I had this one to begin with. I paired it with this selfmade skirt with a pretty crane pattern and my trusty kissing birds belt to hide the unsightly elastic waist. Though I got lots of compliments at work, I'm relegating this top to my growing give away pile and hopefully replacing it with something a bit more form fitting and flattering. 

I'm so happy that lots of you think The Culling is a great idea! I've become a much more selective shopper since I went on my 6-Month Challenge a couple years ago, and I now really think about what I buy. It still pains me (most times) to spend what I think is tons of money on clothing, especially because I've lived on a grad student budget for almost a decade, but I just have to remind myself that quality trumps quantity any day!
thrifted GAP shirt :: selfmade crane skirt :: Target tights::
Blowfish wedges :: Susan Harbourt wishbone necklace
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17 comments:

  1. I need to do some culling because my closets are tiny. But I just went through a bunch last January and now I wonder where some of those great items went! I understand about the button fronts. One time I had one that had bra hooks and it was great!

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  2. Don't even get me started on my hatred for button down blouses.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  3. Adore that skirt, it's gorgeous!! So pretty!! xx

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  4. that skirt is so pretty! i hate button downs too but then i found myself really loving the tunic style/longer ones!

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  5. I'm also not a fan of button-down or collared shirts. That skirt is super cute!

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  6. I have a couple of button down shirts. I like wearing them open with a t-shirt underneath. I like them that way!

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  7. I'm about to do a wardrobe overhaul today ^.^ I love the crane skirt!

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  8. Totally with you on button-down shirts. I have given up on basically anything on the top half that involves buttons. They just don't work (either busting out or frumpy) I think I'm not sold on this kind of shirt on you either, though, so thumbs up on donating. There is so much you wear that is business appropriate and while your skirt and belt help make the outfit look cute on you, it's definitely not a necessity imo.

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  9. I hear you on the shirts - they are awful things when it comes to boobs aren't they?!

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  10. Oh yes, the culling is a great idea :) I don't love button down shirts, either, though my problem is more with how stiff and oddly shaped they can sometimes be!

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  11. Button downs are so frustrating, aren't they? I was just talking to someone who wants to launch a line for petites that includes custom sized button down shirts that match your bra size... I'm hoping it happens!

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  12. Well this is a really cute well thought out outfit. I get what you mean though. I struggle with buttoned shirts. I've never found one that I've liked on me. The gapping, pulling, bulging bits, due to having way more than my fair share of chest oriented goods, is just not made for such fashion. Have you seen any particular tops that you think you'll be aiming for with this crane skirt?

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  13. Button ups are a pain aren't they? I can rarely find a button up that fits my boobs properly. In the past I would get a button up that fit everywhere but my boobs and than just have a pretty tank top peeking out but inevitably I'd have too much cleavage and people would make comments. I think this is a really cute look, I like the skirt and your tights. I need to start living by that philosophy more, the quality over quantity.

    <3Rachel

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  14. I think your skirt is adorable and I love your tights.

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  15. Love this lovely skirt
    xoxo
    www.welovwfur.com

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  16. I love the culling idea too! Lar and I have both been trying to give away stuff we really don't wear. You always hear closet organizers say that people really only wear about 20% of their clothes and it's so true!

    Collared shirts are one of those practical purchases that I always end up falling for and then never wearing because I'm too lazy to iron.

    I can't wait to see what other outfits you come up with and what stuff you decide to give away!

    xoxo, Cath

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  17. Culling is so cathartic!! I'm much more selective about how I shop too. Silk shirts, casual blazers, pretty scarves? All relatively easy thrift store finds. Basics? Good deals at places like Winners. Now I'll drop good coin for proper footwear and occasional quality items (like a wrinkle-free, fits-me-like-a-glove stretchy pencil skirt and peplum top combo for work). I understand your feelings about the shirt but I must say you've made a pretty darn good go of it in this great outfit!

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