So as I have mentioned, my husband and I are moving out to a friend’s house to house-sit for six months, starting today. We’ll be there until February, during the coldest months of the year, and I didn’t want to bring my entire wardrobe with me (okay, it’s more like my husband would have killed me if I did…) so last night I spent a few hours going through my closet and dresser, and pulling out everything to asses whether it should come or stay. I had only one criteria: it had to be fall/winter in colors and style (warmth). My first step, after I had thrown everything on the bed that I thought I wanted to bring, was to organize it all by garment, and see if it all went. This happened on the bed, as you can see!
Next, I pulled out anything that didn’t flow with the color scheme of red, yellow, navy, brown, and black, and it went back into the closet.
And then, I went through each garment category to see what I had.
Sleeveless tops: Four (one not shown) tank tops/camis for layering.
Short-sleeve tops: Three graphic tees; one textured peplum top; three printed tees; six gray, black, or yellow plain tee shirts (one with lace at the shoulders, one more of a sweater material)
Long-sleeve tops: Three printed mid-sleeve tops; two printed sweaters, one plain sweater, and one long-sleeve tee; four patterned blouses.
Cardigans: Three printed cardigans; five plain cardigans; one fringe kimono/vest, one cropped printed cardigan, one vintage bolero (I think that’s what it is).
Outerwear: One knitted cape, one leather coat, one printed coat, one short jacket
Pants: one pair skinny jeans, one pair printed skinnies, one pair bootcut jeans
Dresses: fourteen floral dresses (one not shown); two plain and two lace dresses; three printed dresses
Skirts: Seven printed skirts (three not strictly “fall/winter” simply because I love them!); three plain wool skirts; four plain cotton/other fabric skirts; eleven wool gingham/tartan/plaid/whatever other patterns those are skirts
Shoes: one pair boots, one pair flats, one pair sandals (for the end of the summery days); one pair booties; three pair Mary-Jane-esque heels; five pairs stiletto heels.
And, of course, tights: three pair red, three pair yellow (my favorite colors to wear, so they rip fast); one pair plum; one pair grey; four pairs printed (hearts, two dots, one diamond); one pair sweater tights; three pair black tights.
I also plan to go through my belts and jewelry and only take things that go with the colors, but I didn’t get to that last night.
So, what do you all think? If you were packing up to stay somewhere for half a year, what would you bring?