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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” sings Andy Williams in the back of my head every August when the fall fashion mags start to come in the mail and bring with them good deals. Around this time the mail carrier bears a bit of a heavier burden since all of my September issues of Glamour, InStyle and the like are stuffed with all of the latest fall fashions and I start making a list (and checking it twice) of leather knee boots, high-waisted skirts and pea coats that I need to buy. In fact I am currently infatuated with a French Connection two-toned trench featured in Glamour’s September issue, the one with red-hot Rihanna gracing the cover.
This past weekend after unburying myself from the stiletto avalanche that I fell victim to after opening my closet, I decided I absolutely needed to clean out my closet to make room for new purchases. As my mother would say, “You have to get rid of the old to make room for the new.” Would I be subscribing to this philosophy if I had a huge Mariah Carey-style walk in closet? I don’t think so. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t find items that had been living in my closet rent-free for years that I know I absolutely would never wear again.
Are you confused about what to keep and what to toss from your closet? To avoid being featured on a future episode of Hoarders check out these rules that I live by to make the most of the little space I have:
After having a full-blown lovers’ quarrel with your man about his plans for the day, you’ve come to the conclusion that he isn’t feeling the idea of this long-awaited shopping spree you had planned. Plus, when you ask him to join you, his eyes roll back as he reflects on images of you shopping for hours on end while he’s inevitably dragged around from store to store. Shopping with their woman is every man’s worst nightmare – and dealing with it is something you must conquer together by making the shopping experience as simple and enjoyable as possible. Here’s how to survive a shopping day with your mate without driving each other crazy or running him off. It may help the both you…
Recently I had a ‘girl you know you’re too old for that’ moment. As I hung up the phone from a heated argument with a ‘friend’, I decided I wasn’t done talking (despite the fact that I was the one who ended the conversation and hung up the phone).
I called him back to finish off my thoughts. ‘Ooh this is good’, I thought as I recited in my head the cutting words I would say once he picked up the phone. As the phone rang a couple of times, it was clear that he wasn’t trying to answer my calls; and he didn’t. So I called back again only to receive his voicemail. As I started to call back for the third time, I stopped myself and hung up the phone. I really didn’t even want to talk that bad. However, my anger increased when he refused to answer my calls. In the past, I would call back until I got tired (pathetic I know. I just hate to be ignored).
I laughed at my sudden, silly, girlish behavior. I knew I was too old to act this way; but even us grown girls have our moments right?
This behavior, among other things, needs the ‘girl you’re too old for that’ stamp, to remind us to leave the girly, childish behavior to the girls. As women, there are some things we should outgrow before we call ourselves ‘grown’.
So what are some of the behaviors that you know you’re too old for? Are you guilty of any of these?
According to a recent national poll in ShopSmart Magazine, the average woman owns 17 pairs and spends about $49 per pair. Only 13 percent of the women polled owned over 30 pairs of shoes (not including tennis shoes).
Does this poll accurately describe your shoe closet? How many shoes do you own? How much would you say you spend on average for a pair of shoes?
According to PEOPLE.com, “Teresa Giudice is taking a lot of heat for allegedly spending $60,000 on home furnishings and luxury items immediately after filing for bankruptcy last October, but her attorney says that was her money to spend any way she wanted.”
So, why is she taking heat, and from whom?