Sunday, February 13, 2011

Closet Inventory 2011




Tieka recently posted her closet inventory, which made me curious about my own inventory. So over the weekend I counted and here are the numbers:

Clothing: 69 tops (20 of those are striped); 24 cardigans; 3 coats/jackets; 28 dresses; 19 skirts; 3 pairs of shorts; 2 pairs denim leggings; and 12 pairs of shoes.

Accessories: 12 purses; 10 belts; 18 necklaces; 20 hair bows; 11 headbands; 7 scarves; 9 hats; 9 pairs of tights; 5 broaches/pins; and 8 rings.

I'm not really sure if this is considered a lot, but of course it's all relative. Some days I know I am blessed for having such an expansive closet, but of course there are many days when I'm a brat and hate everything I own. Robert, on the other hand, always thinks I have too much!

Lately, I've been pretty good at rotating items though--especially my skirts. Putting them on a separate clothing rack a few months ago really helped with that. Before they were all stuffed in a drawer so I only really wore the ones on top. Now they're nicely laid out to see. My belts, tights, scarves, and hats are stored in those felt boxes below. I also separated my tops and my cardigans to make it easier to find what I need. They're still sorted by color though. Can you tell I like everything organized yet? I need to get better at remixing my tops since that's what I have the most of. I have so many dresses that need to be worn for the first time too. I'm always saving them for that "special occassion," but I ended up forgetting about them until now. Robert and I should just make February Valentine's month just so I could wear all of them (hehe I wish!). This year for Valentine's day, I'm wearing something I already have instead of buying something new.

It'll be interesting to see how much these numbers change over the next year, especially if/when Robert and I move in together later this year. Let's see if I really do achieve a minimalistic closet. I was pretty amused that practically 1/3 of my tops were striped (though from the pictures you might think it's more) and "only" had 20 bows. If you know your closet inventory, let me know in the comments section!

Until next post,

PS. That bow-printed dress is one of my motivations to lose weight. It fit two weeks ago, but not how I wanted it too. I'm almost there! Wee!

PPS. The quote on my white-board says, "The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings. --Ralph Waldo Emerson." It's just there to remind me not to give up.

PPPS. Don't forget to enter my giveaway!


  1. Hahaha. You really do like stripes! Cute blog, love it x

  2. Awww. Your room is so cute.
    Your closet looks like mine in terms of the stripes. I think I actually have more clothes than you, but I try to trim it down. If I don't wear it anymore it goes directly to the donation/selling pile. :)

  3. My husband tells me all the time that I have too many clothes but I beg to differ LOL!
    p.s. I love the amount of stripes you have! I wish I had that many options in my cloest:)

  4. Hey Jazzy!

    Love seeing other people's closets! haha :) I put some of my clothes on a separate rack and it's helped it keep really neat as well, and since I usually keep the things I wear the most on it, it's pretty organized. I'm really getting into a minimalist closet style.

    - Iris

    P.S. love the Emerson quote, yay transcendentalism! haha - Daniel

  5. It seems like everyone has SO many tops! I feel like I always need more tops because I always want to buy dresses. Last I counted, I had in the upwards of 40. Eeek! I love these closet posts lately:)

  6. Ahh, I think I might steal this idea from you and Tieka... I'm pretty curious to see if I have as many articles of clothing as I think I do. I probably have more than I'd estimate :/


  7. I wish my closet looked organized like yours. :) I have no idea what my inventory is at, but I think I might just find out. I recently did a clean out and took some stuff to consignment, but I still got tons of stuff. Yikes. AND I have an entire room for my wardrobe storage, yet it's still chaos in there.. ha ha.

    xx Love & Aloha

  8. I like stripes but you have quite a collection! haha, if it suits you and you like it, why not? I'd love to do this too but having my clothes in 3 places in being on the move to another country does not help me. have a great week jasmine!

  9. Aw, it's so fun to see your closet inventory! I don't feel so bad now about having a crazy amount of tops! Hehe! :)