This year I am doing the count in two parts: clothing this week and everything else next week. This is because I am moving to my new apartment in five days and it was less work to do it this way.
Outfit 1 (with the sparkly sweater this outfit can be for taking son Mike to open mike night at the bars)
Outfit 2. Here is the white T with rainbow hems and a pair of jeans.
Outfit 3. Fine for grocery shopping or working on the book at a coffee shop.
Outfit 4. The bottom is a skort, for modesty and above the knee for those humid, hot summer days.
Outfit 5. You may recognize the top as the one I wore over the LBD to my son’s graduation last month.
Outfit 6. The skirt is a little wrinkly. Rather than buy an iron, I will just take it out of the washer and stretch it between the clips on the hanger while wet. That will fix that!
Here is the gardening get-up which includes: hat, linen shorts made from pants I got bleach on, shirt, rubber shoes and gloves.
Washable (fake) down jacket, wool scarf I bought while in Ireland last spring and leather gloves I have used for several years. (3 items)
This is a lined rain coat I bought for my trip to Ireland last year. I am moving to a walkable city and this coat will be more important that the washable one (which was crucial as a hospice nurse, as many of the homes had smokers and other noxious odors which clung.)
Little Black Dress. I have had this item for several years. It is washable and has pockets. In the last year, I have worn it to 2 funerals and a graduation and a fancy gala-type thing. It is all how it is accessorized.
The only sweater to survive the winter. I bought this one in Ireland and love the color, but it is really warm, so not good for layering and requires a really cold day. Sweaters I wore out include a black cotton cardigan and a grey cotton cardigan.
Swimsuit and 2 pair shoes. I will need to buy some boots come winter.
Comb, razor, nail clippers, hair clip, earrings, necklace. (6 items)
2 baskets. The one on the left stores out of season items like sweater, swimsuit and the gardening outfit. The one on the right stores the undergarments: 5 pair socks, 3 bras, 5 panties, one pair of black tights.
Also seen in the above photo are the 9 hangers used for the outfits and coats. Not photographed, but counted are 3 pair of yoga pants. I just use my regular tops with the yoga pants in yoga class.
Total apparel and personal care items this year: 49.
[If you are new to my annual count; a functional pair like earrings or socks counts as one thing. An outfit counts as one thing. If you do not like my rules, you are free to make up your own for your own counting game.]