Thursday, October 2, 2014

.thirty one days of minimalism: clothing.

If you are joining me from 31 days, welcome!
I have been sharing about minimalism in my life. If you'd like to read the first post, or the second post in the series,  you'll be all caught up!
Today's minimalism truth: if it doesn't fit, get rid of it.

Having three babies in four years has...changed the shape of my body. And I fought so hard to get it back. I clung to my favorite clothes in hopes that I could wear them again soon. Until I gave into the truth: even if I lost the weight, my old clothes would never fit again. Becoming a mama changed my heart, changed my life, and changed me physically.
Seeing my old clothes was a source of frustration at myself (why couldn't I lose the weight that I had so easily put on?) and I felt like a failure every time I went into my closet (which since I get dressed every day, was at least twice a day!).
So I got rid of them all. The silk shirts, the cashmere sweaters, the lot of it. And now my closet only has clothes I can wear. Clothes that make me feel pretty, not fat, and not a failure. And that, my friend, is a good thing.
So if you are holding onto those clothes, choose to be a minimalist today, and just get rid of them all!


  1. I'm really interested in your topic. I have a problem with things somehow just appearing in my house! ;)

  2. This is something I've been trying to do in the last several years. I'm a momma to three as well and it really does change your body. I've been overweight or obese as long as I can recall and when I got pregnant, I had the opposite problem. I lost weight because I was eating more healthfully and exercising better portion control. So after three kids, I'm actually almost 40 lbs less than I was when I conceived our first. As a result, I have had to buy smaller clothes and get rid of my bigger ones. One other minimalism truth about clothes that I've heard is that, except for certain items of clothing (like super sentimental and/or seasonal stuff -- swimsuits, heavy coats, winter hats and gloves, etc), if you haven't worn it in a year, get rid of it because you're unlikely to wear it again. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of what you've written and following you during the rest of the month! Thank you for reading at my blog too!