over50feeling40: When I Matter, TOSS then SHOP!....Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!
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May 21, 2014

When I Matter, TOSS then SHOP!....Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

Meet Pat. Pat recently experienced an illness which resulted in surgery...which resulted in a big weight loss!  She understands her wardrobe is full of pieces too big for her new body!  She has decided to celebrate where she is and shop for new clothes that will fit her smaller frame...and, of course, toss the bigger, floppy pieces! I even suggested taking a few to a resale shop and using that money on new clothes.

When we are taking care of #1, we do not wait to reinvent the wardrobe and clean out the closet.  It doesn't make sense to walk around in clothing we don't feel our confident best in just because it is hanging in front of us.  TOSS IT!  If it doesn't fit...TOSS IT!  If it is not the personal style we desire to communicate...TOSS IT!  If it is frumpy and not fabulous...TOSS IT!  If we have not worn it in a year, TOSS IT!  Donate to a local charity or take to a resale shop..but get it out of your closet.
Remember, you matter!  Life is too short to wear clothes which don't fit or make us smile! TOSS...then SHOP...then SMILE,  just like this beautiful smile Pat is wearing.

To see all of the I MATTER posts, click HERE.

Then go and enjoy the wonderful bloggers of Katie's Favorite Things Blog Hop...and hop on yourself!


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Hop ON!



  1. Yay to tossing and getting to shop now. Seriously, I am so happy she is getting to do this and thank you for sharing this will us today :)

  2. Hi Pam,
    I love your "I Matter" series. Thanks for hosting! Aloha, Lori

  3. Hoppin' by to say hello :) Love your blog and the idea behind it xo

  4. Toss it? Easier said than done, milady! I do trim back a bit, but I am always thinking there's bound to be a use for that fab piece someday. Just when I get rid of it - that's when I need it! But - you are so right. Less is more, sometimes.

  5. Pat looks amazing! I so need that tassel necklace she's wearing :D

    ♥ Gita @ mimiandchichi.com

  6. thank you so much for these important reminders! Sometimes it is so difficult to donate things we have paid good money for...it is essential though to embrace the new person we have become!!

    The Arts by Karena

  7. Pat, Its good to see yo looking so healthy! Enjoy your new clothing and along with this expression of self care- be good to your body. Eat Whole natural food and engage in some daily movement. Be well

  8. I am sorry to learn of your friends health scare. But what a lovely way to celebrate life with a new wardrobe. Thank you for being my co hostess and bloggy friend xo

  9. Well, hurrah for shopping! It'll probably be fun for her to get prettied up in her new clothes. :)

    Visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)

  10. I look down at my t-shirt and sweats and realize . . . you're definitely right. One big purge coming up!

  11. Thanks for sharing Pat with us - she is lovely! Love her necklace. I have the hardest time getting rid of clothes, but you're right - I need to purge!

  12. You've convinced me! I put on a pair of capris this morning that I hadn't worn since last summer. They were a bit big when I bought them (foolish move but the price was so good) & now they're much too loose. I took them off but hung them back in the closet. I'm going to go pull them back out right now and add them to the pile that's going to the thrift store!

  13. So true! I keep a bag in my closet ready to accept what I don't want ;)

  14. I wish I could do that more! Tossing I mean! I just got rid of work clothes and I haven't worked in 16 years! There is a women's mission near me for those that are trying to get back into the work force after being in jail. I like to bring my things there. Can't get myself to toss things after 1 year! I love the name of your blog! I am over 50 and feel 80! Physically anyways. Mentally I am about 42!


Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!