Closet Organization

Entry 2: Closet Inventory

Image 1:

Outerwear:

1 jacket

Tops:

Blouses, 3

Tshirts, 2

Crop Tops, 3

Bralette, Tube, & Bustier tops, 3

Tanks, 2

Shorts:

3

Skirts:

3

Pants:

3

Dresses:

4

I started the process for taking inventory of my investment into my wardrobe. I started with Image 1 of my closet. I know the style and garments associated with this category due to my portfolio, and being able to have it handy and accessible. I also already had my items in order due to my first entry and cleaning out my closet. I have ran into a bump in the road. While I am breaking down my clothes by item: tops, jackets, skirts, etc. I am becoming a bit frustrated. I took the initiative to put my tops in order by style and I wondered, did I go too far or not far enough? Does it make sense to document the item again even though my portfolio tells me what is already the style within Image 1? Is it healthy to re-shop my closet? Meaning should I document dress or put it in detail that it is a wrap dress. (Update: I will reshop my closet & put in image format! I seen the coolest thing, but you have to wait for part 2). 

 

Image 2:

 

Outerwear:

Jackets,

6

Cardigan & Sweater,

3

Skirts:

5

Jumpsuits & Rompers:

1 needs repair
3 total

Tops:

Blouses,

4

Crop top,

3

Tanks,

1

Dresses:

6

Shorts:

1

Accessory:

Hat,

2

Scarf,

1

Pant:

1

Jeans:

2

I realized that the weekend is the best time, for me, to do inventory because I mainly wear leisure clothes when I am not planning to leave the house. I made sure all my clothes were washed and clean, so I can get an accurate count. I put my garments in its right category by Image 1-3, and I didn’t have to reorganize because I had been keeping up with my 1st entry and it saved me a lot of time. I just put the washed clothes in its proper order. As I was taking inventory for Image 2, my frustration was definitely at eased throughout the process because I realized that when I get to wardrobe development that I can put the items by style & invest in what I like or get rid of it. I also can look back at my portfolio and see if I have out lived the current style in my wardrobe and it is time for an upgrade. Thank God that doesn’t mean to redo my portfolio but to look at how I am choosing to style my wardrobe, now, and restyle accordingly. I realize why people invest in an consultant to do this for them because the process can be long and drawn out, but I have imagined the benefits because when you are ready to purchase a new wardrobe or add to the current, you can save a lot of money & time knowing where to shop & you more than likely will not put yourself through the same kind of pain as before. It seems as if one investment will do.

The inventory probably will be best kept on the closet door. Print out the documentation of stock and place it on the inside or outside of the door using tape, that way, you can keep handy the garments that you have and need to purchase. When you are ready to buy you will have your handy dandy portfolio available as well as a copy of your inventory, so you won’t have to go through the process again.

Now, for healing. I have always been rebellious against others who have desired for me to look a certain way, but eventually, especially because of my circumstances, I gave in & my closet was filled w/ others ideas of me and garments that I had no attraction too. The great news is, I don’t have anymore clothes like that in my closet. Instead of taking what someone wants for me, I just simply say, no, thank you, and since, going through the program, I now, have my wardrobe life in order. I simply know where to wear what and can apply it accordingly. I know what is best for me, not by attitude, but a very long process that is showing up in all parts of my life. I am healing and yes, in a healthy way. Instead of being behind my circumstances, I am pushing to change it and I am learning what I truly deserve.

 

Image 3:

 

Jackets:

1

Dresses:

1 Cocktail

Tops:

Blouses,

1

Tanks (dressy),

2

Crop tops (dressy),

2

Skirts:

2

Pants:

3

I already knew that I lacked in Image 3 and it definitely showed up as I did inventory. It is the least invested area but it also is the place that I need the most healing. Image 3 has to do with me being confident, a boss and head of my household. I have definitely been making strives to change but there is no denying that the strives have not lasted a long time. I have never been successful in the corporate world and a lot of my businesses have been freelancing not corporations. My desire to reach the next level, to empower myself & life to be all that I can be. My goal is to believe in myself and that I can be the owner and founder of Beauty Manifesting. I can’t carry my baby alone for long, but there is no coincidence that I am single mother & am raising two beautiful children 10 & 8, and just like with them, I get it wrong, sometimes, but I also get it right. This road isn’t easy but it is worth it. I am becoming the woman I deserve to be, and I can say that is me, putting in the work to change, and God pushing His daughter to succeed.

I remember, back in May, when I started this process & told myself that I will stay committed to the Beauty of me, that I would build my program & go through it. Wow, what a mighty long way I have come. I was breaking away from people pleasing & now, my life is getting back in order. This process has been hard, no cake walks because I had to deal with the ugly on the inside, the part that didn’t want to heal. It came to the surface. I am facing it & I am winning. The head comes out first, and then, all else follows.

It is so much more to say. I believe that there is no coincidence that Beauty Manifesting formed right after my father died and continued to develop after my mother’s death. I knew Beauty Manifesting was not supposed to be about entertaining, showing the latest garments, or taking pictures at all the events and places I go. It came off as being shallow or a puppet show, but as I humbled myself, my business quickly took on its true form, and became a place of healing and where a grieving girl became a strong woman. I am the next generation. I will become grandma. I am the wisdom that is left. I am the one that must carry on my family’s legacy. I put that weight on no one else but me. I can not give up because there are many stories to be told through this foundation and it must live through me. The celebration is on the other side of healing, that is why we have the style blog and inspiration to know what dress to wear to the ball.

I will be returning for part 2, as we go into my closet. Vlog & Images are coming. There is more cleansing an organization to do. This isn’t an instant process & this isn’t, “cleaning up,” this is heart & mind examination. Continue to follow my journey. I am healing and being inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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