Tackling Mom’s Wardrobe

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Mom’s closet after the makeover

Over the holiday break, I sat down with my mom and helped her determine her personal style. She had soooo many things in the closet but felt like she didn’t have much to wear. After leafing through a few books and her closet, we determined that she has Gamine style = sweet and charming. After a few hours of holding up garments for her to keep or give away, we ended up with 41 keepers. We realized that she loved hues of pink and biege/gold for tops and dark colored pants. She wanted a 50 piece wardrobe so I took her thrift shopping (her first time!).

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All of Mom’s giveaway clothes

She was so surprised at the six items – including two blazers and a cherry print top – that we were able to find for her. We had so much fun and by the end of our trip, despite my comments about my retail challenge,  she and my sis-in-love had picked out some things for me too, lol. I scored a few items from Mom’s closet and my older sis picked out some brand new pieces from the pile to gift to a co-worker.

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My finds from Mom’s closet 😀 I decided not to go with the white top in the end. It’s hard to tell but the black piece on the bottom row is a lace cover up dress!

All in all, I’d say it was a success. Mom is really happy about being able to put her hand on any item in her closet with the confidence that it will look good together. I’d love to do this again with other ladies! And while I’ve taken a small break, I will start posting my OOTDs again soon!

Have courage!
Elle

15 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ll bet she loved you for helping with this!! Thanks for sharing!
    xx, Bri || http://www.Neutral2Neon.com

  2. I LOVE cleaning my closet. It is so important to do this. Style by Liv

  3. Preeti says:

    what a great idea!! so glad it was successful for her!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

  4. GlamKaren says:

    How adorable that you helped mom do a closet cleanse!!! I need to do one for myself soon!!
    xo, Karen
    GlamKaren.com

  5. What a great idea! I do a closet cleanse every couple of months but I think it would be really interesting to do it for someone else!
    Charlene xo
    The Frugal Fashionista

  6. Elle Spann says:

    i bought my bf some pieces, with the hope to do something similar with his closet and she him what all he can wear together!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

  7. Mary says:

    That is so cute! Im sure she appreciated the help!

    Sportsanista

  8. Amanda Kruse says:

    So glad you were able to help her do a closet clean out! Everyone has to do one once in a while!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  9. Brooke says:

    What a great idea and so glad you were able to help her out!

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

  10. Love this idea. I would love to do this for my mom…or have you do it since you’re the pro! adaatude.com

  11. Brooke Ellen says:

    I have a bunch of wardrobes that need my help! Or any help for that matter!!! It sounds like that you and your mom had a fabulous time!!!

    xoxo
    Brooke

  12. Courtney says:

    That’s really sweet! I also love that just by picking and choosing out from your closet, you’d be able to find your style! Genius!

  13. Cameron Proffitt says:

    Oh girl, you are so sweet (and brave)!! Great idea and thing to do for mom. I’m sure she was so appreciative!

    Cameron Proffitt

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