I love clothes. From the days of dressing my Barbie dolls in scraps of fabric, to the era of online shopping, fashion has fascinated me..
I am fabulously plus sized, and am delighted to find that more and more gorgeousplus size fashion ranges are available allowing me to wear clothes that I love.
I have recently moved which set off a huge bout of decluttering and purging. As I unpacked my clothes I applied the Marie Kondo principle of handling each item and asking if it striked joy. It might sound silly but as I handled each item of clothing I realised that there were memories entwined in the fabric.
I recycled a lot. Many bags of clothes went to the charity shop and clothes banks. Dresses that were linked to work I can no longer do found new homes. Items that never made me feel good found new homes. There were also some items discarded that have been worn to a thread because I loved them.
A wardrobe that delights me
I now have a wardrobe that makes me truly happy. I can see everything I have – and it is all sorted into sections. My accessories are clearly displayed sparking new combinations.
It is wonderful to see all my clothes hanging up and getting dressed is such fun. By thinning out my wardrobe and only keeping things that I love to wear, I can dressed in minutes and feel fabulous.
A little plus size fashion retail therapy
I popped onto Oxendales to pay my account one evening and decided to have a little look on the sale. Joe Browns available from Oxendales and Simply Be has been a long time favourite. Quirky prints and individual style delight me. I was delighted to find a fabulous dress with a huge discount!
When the dress arrived I was simply overjoyed. It fitted so well, but most importantly it made me feel joyful and fabulous. I wore my dress to town styled with a soft gold Michael Kors shopper (a gift from my sister).
It must strike Joy
Not everything in my wardrobe is special. I have my basics, my comfy jerseys for wearing at home and piles of leggings. But the special place in my wardrobe is for my special dresses. I can honestly say though that everything i have now strikes joy! I have promised myself that anything new that comes into my wardrobe will meet the same criteria.
Thanks for reading and sharing the joy of my new dress.