Closet switcheroo + New handbag want

The reality is, spring has been here for the past few weeks.  So, boots and booties got stored away, the coat closet has been cleaned out and only the good keep their residency in our humble tiny home.

We live in a 1950s home so the master closet is small – it’s a walk in but barely.  It’s mine, and Mr. Wonderful’s closet is in his office/guest room.

As you can see, I am a staples kinda girl and nude and metallic shoes work with everything.


I have bins under our bed that hold the other season’s clothes – I do the switch out twice a year.  I pulled out my spring/summer wardrobe and for some thought, “Oh hello, I have missed you,” to, “What are you still doing here?”  Which means, Poshmark listing!  If you want to check out my closet, head over here. Tell me you’re a blog reader of mine and I’ll take $10 off.  Remind me I said that, I might forget.

Then in the middle of it all, I had a lash appointment so I had to leave the room in chaos.


A quick text to keep Mr. Wonderful from wondering what the heck was going on.


Then back to organizing.  I dislike wrinkly shorts.  I figured out a way to keep them flat like they do at J.Crew.  And actually, all shorts below are J.Crew because they are the best shorts out there.


I also discovered my bin of panty hose.  Who has time for panty hose?  I mean if you do, go you because you are probably young and hip and full of liveliness.  I got rid of the ones on the right and kept three pairs for wishful thinking.  Or when I get an invitation that requires dress code of panty hose, who knows.


Noted:  No more striped tops.


Time to look at everything and toss out things like this – even if it’s J.Crew.  I can’t be that girl who wears worn down things.  I did wear this a lot, so I guess I got my cost per wear done.


Found the massive stack of long layering under shirts.  I just tossed them all in the donation bin because let’s be real – every season I can get new ones at Old Navy for $10 for 2.  I need a refresh anyway.  Things like this don’t need to take up precious bin space for the next 5 months.

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All done!  Look at all that room back there…time to shop some more!


In other news, I’m craving a new investment handbag.  Ut-oh.  Mr. Wonderful has not been part of that funding process since we have only been married for two years and I buy a new bag maybe every 2 to 3 years.  I’m still looking for the next one and I don’t think it’ll be an LV, I’m tapped out at owning five already and it’s time I explore other designers.  Plus, my gfs are buying the same bags and I just can’t have the same handbag, I just can’t.

Late nights for the past week I’ve been texting my gf Jennifer who shares the same love for designer handbags.  “This one? (link)” to “Is this a good price? (link)” to “That’s so not you. (tongue face)”   Oh the search continues.

The ones I’ve been pondering:


Proenza Schouler’s PS1 bag has my attention. The color is just gorgeous.

120435-iID{1380011308}_296x330YSL Drawstring Bag, reversible (previously owned) but those rings on the bag will drive me nuts, I’m really picky about rings, I want them gold and thick if there will be any at all.

YSL130809A_01YSL Easy Bag (I do want this as a causal bag)

131096-iID{1386044115}_330x330Vintage CHANEL with Tassel Chain, I believe I need a CHANEL in my life.

chanelThis one above is actually my favorite.  I’m really really considering it.

I don’t think an investment handbag is for everyone, you really have to know your spending habits and preferences.  If you can love a bag whatever the price or brand, awesome.  For me, I have had many purses of all sorts of brands but they often fall apart on me, lose shape, or I get tired of it within a matter of months.  I had a decent brand leather purse and owned it for only 6 months, I’ve already sold it, but only got $25 because it’s well, not worth much.  

With an iconic brand – it will stay in rotation in my closet for years to come and I can make a good amount on it if I choose to sell it later. If you’ve ever looked at used handbags you’ll find CHANEL is still priced around $2500-$3000+, and LVs are the same price that I paid for years ago, $1500+.  If you love iconic brands, and want good quality used, check out Fashionphile, Mallories, Yoogies Closet.  I might sell a few on there. I have handbags in my closet for the past 10 years that I still love and are classics.  Longevity for me works best when it comes to not wasting money, that actually stretches it believe it or not. BUY LESS, CHOOSE WELL. Some may not understand but I think it’s whatever works best for your budget and lifestyle, but of course do not go into debt for fashion or things!

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If I stare at this purse any longer I’m going to have to buy it, I must end this post now so I can get back to work.

Enjoy cleaning out your closet this spring if you have that on your to do list!  Sign up for Poshmark (I just sold $140 worth of stuff in one week but again, they were designer) or sell your goodies on eBay!

Diana Elizabeth loves brown bags.  She used to only love black when she was really young but realized most of her wardrobe is warm tones and she wears lots of gold, so brown and beige works well for her.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


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