We are going to visit Daughter #2 who graduated in May, went to Australia on vacation and decided to stay a year or two. We’re taking some of her clothes with us, since she has a respectable job and needs more clothes for work.
I went through her collected belongings (which my husband drove 1000 km to collect for her) and set things up for a Skype wardrobe consultation.
I held every item of clothing in front of the webcam for her inspection and decision. It took 90 minutes and she selected a suitcase worth of things, almost none of which were useful for work. Nevertheless it was kind of fun. Even she was surprised at the quantities. How many little tank tops, can one girl make use of?
I put my compulsive classification urges to work and quickly revealed:
- 13 tank tops with spaghetti straps
- 10 tops, wife-beater style
- 11 tee-shirts
- 8 pairs of blue jeans
I suspect that she had to keep buying clothes when they disappeared under the bed or into the bowels of the closet.
Unfortunately, none of these are suitable for me to wear!
Disclaimer (since she will likely read this): I realize that this vice of too many cheap cotton tops is a very minor failing, and her wardrobe does not go much beyond this inventory. Also, to give her credit,
some quite a few of these things deserved to go to the rag bag but she didn’t inherit my sorting gene. Daughter #1 did – her wardrobe is nicely sorted and organized.