Item 38

Favorite Black V-Neck.


This post is heartbreaking to write. This is my favorite t-shirt. We’ve been through so much together.

The last time I went to wear this shirt, I put it on and I noticed it was so thin it was see through, the elasticity of the shirt was really worn in the shoulders and the minor holes down the hem at the bottom of the shirt were noticeable. The shirt I always felt cute in was no longer cute. I took it off and found something else to wear.

I will be buying a replacement black v-neck ASAP. Here are some of my favorite memories and pictures of me in this black v-neck.

Many times I wore this t-shirt with my favorite scarf. (The one I bought with Item 17). This was taken sometime in Feb/March 2015.
On my 28th birthday. November 25, 2015.

R.I.P. Favorite Black V-Neck. You’ve lived a long, healthy life. A moment of silence, everyone.


Item 37

J. Crew Bridesmaid Dress.


Ugh. I wish with every fiber of my being that this dress still fit me. It’s really sad.

I wore this dress…in 2007. I was a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding. It’s a classy, gorgeous J. Crew little black dress. But, I was a teenager when I last wore it. It’s a 2P. I was a tiny gal then. I’m still little, just a little bit more womanly. (haha).

This dress is beautiful. I wore it one time after to a cousin’s wedding, but by then it was beginning to be a little snug. There is no way it would fit me now. I’ve known for quite some time that this has been sitting in my closet, but I was like, “I’m going to sell it on eBay!” and haven’t gotten around to it. Well, I’m getting around to it now! It’s outta here!

Take care, J. Crew Bridesmaid Dress!

Item 36

The Poison Ivy Costume.


I LOVE Halloween. It is my favorite holiday and I often think about what/who I am going to be that year…all year long. I’ve already talked about some of my past costumes (Amy Winehouse Item 19 or Anna from “Frozen” Item 22), but this Poison Ivy Costume I made kind of has my heart.

I try my best to go as red headed characters for Halloween. There aren’t many of them, so I think it’s fun to represent them.

Growing up, my younger siblings and I were obsessed with Batman. So I thought it would be awesome to go as Poison Ivy for Halloween 2010. (I think I also wore this costume out in 2013 or 2014 too, but I wore a few different costumes and mixed it up for different parties.)

This was special because I bought the green spandex dance suit and then glued some artificial ivy leaves onto it my mom had stored in the basement. It turned out pretty well and I’ve kept it around since then.

It’s been a great costume and I hope someone else will like it just as much!

Blurry Halloween picture from 2010. I have snagged a friend’s staff and another friend’s Harry Potter glasses and am dancing around. It was clearly a good party.

Item 35

Black Peep-Toe Pumps.


I bought these shoes with Item 26. I thought, “Oh, if I’m getting a black pair, I should get a nude pair if I want to switch it up!” Fantasy self.

These are Calvin Klein, they’re adorable and I loved them more than the Nude Pair (not Calvin Klein). These were only slightly more comfortable, but not by much. I remember wearing them once, but I’m pretty sure I suffered through the agony of wearing them at least three times. I wore them to a work event, standing around for at least an hour in them. It could have even been a graduation event.

But, as I mentioned previously in the shoe post; I hate my feet. I think the upkeep of my feet and me wearing them didn’t make me feel cute and I never wore them again. My poor toes.

My feet are grateful these are no longer in my closet, Black Peep-Toe Pumps.

Item 34

Black Wool Pants.


I absolutely loved these pants and they were my favorites for a while. I don’t know if I got them at Target or Goodwill, but they served me well. I loved the way the fit, the design, and how comfortable they were. They were so warm too!

I love Target’s clothing a lot. I find so many cute items of clothing there that I wear until its death. I’ve mentioned that I’ve picked up a lot of what I’ve worn from Goodwill. Because my hometown is small, I find that their Goodwill is a GOLDMINE for things from Target brand new with tags. (I think Target must donate their end of season/unsold items there–can anyone confirm?)

I’m sadly parting with them because I noticed that the zipper comes down too easily so I was constantly checking myself while I was wearing them and that’s not a lot of fun. It’s actually an unnecessary stress.

I’m hoping that these pants can go on to someone else and maybe they won’t have the zipper trouble.

Passing you on, Black Wool Pants!

Item 33

The Masquerade Mask.


I originally bought this mask while I was still living in my small hometown when I was invited to a co-worker’s masquerade themed party. I love parties, and I like dressing up, BUT I HATE MASKS. They hurt my face, they’re itchy, and end up giving me a headache.

But, I am a good sport. I got this mask from Party City so I didn’t pay much for it. It was prettier at the time. (I kept this stored with my Amy Winehouse Wig Item 19) The glue on it has yellowed some, but it’s still a pretty mask.

The last time I wore this mask was in July of 2013, when the guy I was seeing at the time invited me to a masquerade party in a brewery. It was fun, but I don’t think I wore the mask often that night. I probably wore it perched on my head the whole night.

I hate masquerade themed stuff. If I ever go another masquerade party, I’ll see if a friend has a mask I can borrow for the night.

Bye Masquerade Mask!

NOTE: I love this picture I drew. I spent a long time drawing it, although I’m not fond of the mask, I think I am honoring it greatly by this picture.

Item 32

Black and White Patterned Jacket.


I’m almost certain I received this jacket with Item 21 for Christmas one year, and the story is pretty much the same. I had ever intention of wearing this item, it just never happened. Then I forgot I had it. I actually just found it when I was clearing out my closet to make new posts here. I didn’t think I had that many more clothing items, but I was surprised when I found about two dozen items to draw/paint, and write about.

This is a really cute item, it just doesn’t fit my personal style and I’m excited of the possibility for someone else to wear it and bring it to life.

Looking forward to your revival, Black and White Patterned Jacket!

Item 31

Tan Pants.


I don’t really like to wear a lot of tan or khaki clothes, these were somewhat lighter. These pants weren’t too bad, but they were too large in the legs. Sometimes on a windy day, I would be too cold. They were also a little long so the bottoms of them would get wet and dirty a lot easier. The upper legs of the pants also started to pill a little because of rubbing against tables and sinks at work.

Bye Tan Pants!

Item 30

Underwear (x 10).


I decluttered my dresser drawers recently. When I organized my underwear drawer, I got rid of ten pairs of underwear. These were just worn out. Some I had to throw away because they got ruined in the washer and dryer. (Crayons melted on them–art teachers probs).

This is also a shoutout to Aerie. I only buy their underwear, and have for about ten years. I love their quality and they’re super cute.

Item 29

The Most Uncomfortable Black Pants Ever.


I bought these black pants at Goodwill, new with tags. I ALWAYS try things on when I purchase them. I don’t think I was in love with them when I purchased them, but was like, “Oh well, they’ll do.” These pants were straight legged, a little too long (it was not fun in winter when water soaked in the bottom of the legs.) These also did fit really well in the butt, they were kind of saggy.

I should have gotten rid of these pants a long time ago, but I kept them around as a “just in case” item. I don’t like them and I don’t feel good in them, so I’m happy to get depart with these pants.

Back to Goodwill with you, Most Uncomfortable Black Pants Ever!