Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back in Neutrals

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Sweater & Skirt: H&M | Booties: Rag & Bone "Harrow" | Handbag: Saint Laurent | Sunglasses: Celine Audrey | Bracelets: Hermes, Sabine via Piperlime. 

 Every few months, usually at the end of a season, I like to aggressively go through my closet & cabinets and get rid  of anything that is causing clutter rather than serving a purpose (this includes going through accessories and makeup, too). One would think that by this,  a "I now have nothing to wear" syndrome might happen, but if anything, it's the exact opposite. My closet now only has pieces that I want to reach for.  My accessories become neatly displayed rather than being all thrown together and my makeup (especially nail polishes and lipsticks) are colors I want to rotate rather than forgetting what I even have.
Do you guys do that? If so, how often? I find it to be so therapeutic!

PS: This is the outfit I wore to the Beyonce concert last weekend. A combination of cute (I hope) and comfy. As always, she was mind blowing. Huge thanks for L'Oreal for allowing me to experience #BeyonceVIPs.

Photos by Keith Hodne

67 comments

  1. Beautiful boots and sweater!

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  2. Gorgeous look. Love the boots and the bag. So pretty.


    xx Mira

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  3. Great colour mix, lovely outfit!

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  4. this outfit is perfect! I love the comfy and stylish mix!
    xx
    A
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  5. Perfect casual look!

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  6. This look is great, and right up my alley as I'm almost always in neutrals. Love it!

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  7. lovely look! like the bag!

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  8. you can never go wrong with neutrals! I love this look because it's transitioning to fall with the sweater and booties but slowly. love it! xo

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  9. Great shots! It's a nice angle of the bridge! Nice jumper and boots! Neutrals are always great to play with.

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  10. neutral never looked so nice :)
    x

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  11. that sweater is lovely.

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  12. Love the bag!

    XOXO Jess

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  13. Super cute!
    I love the neutrals....that bag and those shoes are perfect!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  14. LOVE this look! And I am SO jealous of those booties! They are to die for! I wish I could be so disciplined about cleaning out the closets but I can't seem to do it once a year let alone every season. But I live in CA so not much changes around here. =)

    XOXO, Jenn
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  15. Absolutely in love with this look! Love the simplicity of a sweater and a skirt - it's one of my favorite combos! Also loving the booties!

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  16. I love the combination on the sweater and the skirt!
    Jelena
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  17. You look so beautiful! Very nice outfit for fall and cooler weather.. Oh, I'm so jealous (in a good sense, of course) to you that you are now in New York..

    xx
    Ana
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  18. Lovely outfit and yes i clean out my closet/jewelry and it feels awesome to get rid of unused stuff and organize favorite pieces.

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  19. Yes, at the end of the season, when I pack up everything for storage, I get rid of anything I didn't wear. It's all good. LOVE your outfit, very inspiring!

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  20. Love that bag!!

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  21. I love the skirt! It looks perfect with your sweater :) That picture of the bridge is lovely.

    And yeah...I like to clean out my closet at least twice a year. It really is therapeutic...and a little inspiring! I always re-discover some old favorites of mine while cleaning/reorganizing.

    xo Azu

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  22. I feel the same way after a clean out. Love that skirt.

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  23. Lusting after your bag & boots!
    Happy Wednesday Helena xoxo
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  24. Love everything about this outfit!

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  25. I feel the same way after a good closet clean out, it's way easier to get dressed with only the pieces that you love and can wear over and over again, you look stunning as usual!
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  26. Love that bag so much! Been eyeing it for work and love that it looks kind of vintagy! ;))

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  27. I compulsively like to toss things, and this it not just limited to my closet, household appliances and toiletries are included.

    Jo

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  28. Amazing pics! I would love to go to NY! :)

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  29. Great look! The concert must have been amazing!

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  30. Love your little white skirt! I completely agree, closet purges are so necessary :)

    xo, AInslee

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  31. Lovely simple outfit.
    Adela x

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  32. Love this outfit and the combo of skirt and booties.

    I love a good wardrobe clearance once in a while and it makes you rediscover things you already forgotten about ;)

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  33. Love that outfit! I do my closet inventory every year, but should probably do it more often (and get rid of more, too). I have such an attachment problem, but I'm working on it!

    xx
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  34. love this look, extremely chic
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  35. Great post Helena, neutrals really suit you, love the bag and booties! :) xx

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  36. Such a cute look! Loving your knit and booties! Ahh! So jealous! I bet Beyonce was amazing!!

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  37. Nice outfit! Love your sweater and bag.

    Jacquie
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  38. Beautiful shot of the bridge.

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  39. love the sweater!! great pairing with your cognac YSL =)

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  40. I find closet purging to be extremely therapeutic too! I always feel refreshed after and much more organized. I try to do it twice a year. As for your outfit, it is definitely cute! I'm not ready for summer to end but this look is almost making me crave fall so that I can wear sweaters and booties.

    Marisa
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  41. Gorgeous photos! And I also love to clean out my closet, so liberating :)

    Xoxo
    Cassidy

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  42. The only part of my closet that undergoes regular clean up are the shoes and the dresses. I really have limited myself to only a few pairs of skirts and jeans and work through them. But otherwise, i keep recycling and purging once or twice a year, not seasonally though.
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  43. This looks relaxed and glam at the same time. I love the rugged boots!

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  44. Love this look!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  45. You look incredible in this short skirt!

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  46. LabellaLuxe BoutiqueAugust 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    This entire outfit is very sharp, including the ankle boots and handbag!

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  47. love the pop of white with all the neutrals!

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  48. Beautiful look.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  49. Love your bag x

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  50. Loving this look, looks like Fall is almost here. The bag is amazing!

    xoxo, Diana ☠
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  51. i love the colors in this outfit!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  53. The colors compliment your skin tone so well. Love this outfit.

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  54. I love neutrals!
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  55. Nice Outfit.

    xx, C
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  56. Can I have your shoe collection please? I love these especially!

    - Sarah :)
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  57. Cute casual look.

    Sofia

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  58. My husband & I are coming to NYC in November. When you purge your closet, is there a certain place you 'purge' them to? That is where I need to go shopping in NYC!

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  59. I LOVE your blog.
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Helena