Fashion, Personal

Sell, swap, donate, trash

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog and other social media profiles you are already aware I’m currently weeding out my closet and shopping to slowly fill the gaps.

In fact, I think this is a really important step after you’ve found your Kibbegory, and I personally couldn’t bring myself to wear most of my closet after realizing how unflattering it was.

If you’re like me, you’ll end up with a lot of clothes to get rid of. For me, we’re talking about more than 50 items of clothes, shoes, and accessories. One of the best options is, of course, to donate them to charity. However, there are also options to get something more out of your old clothes than just good karma:

Remix

Remix is available in quite a few countries and it is so easy to use. You sign up and order a remix bag (it’s free), which is just a large and sturdy shipping bag, that can be used to mail your no longer beloved fashion items to remix. Remix will then check the quality and sell your clothes as second hand. Depending on what you sell you receive 0,62 € – 32 €+ for each item which can be used in the remix shop or transferred to your bank account. However, you can’t send everything. Remix sells a lot of brands in their shop, but the ones they don’t sell you won’t get money for. Check out remixe’s in-depth guide for more information.

H&M Garment Collecting

If remix doesn’t float your boat or you have stuff left, that they won’t sell. You might want to consider giving your clothes to H&M Garment Collecting. For every bag full of clothes/fabric (no matter quality, shape, style or brand) you’ll receive one 15 % voucher. The maximum is two vouchers per day.
I think Zara has a similar service, but I rarely shop there so I wouldn’t know.

Selling / Swapping on eBay and similar platforms

While this method will probably earn you more money/items than the other two, it’s a lot of work. I just don’t like haggling, answering several questions just to never hear back from the buyer, running to the post office and finding enough packaging material, that I generally don’t sell my clothes myself. With enough time on your hands and dedication, it’s a viable option.

Donate to charity

Generally, I recommend being careful which charities you donate to and trying to keep donations to local non-profit organizations. That way, you’ll know exactly, that your donations end up, where they are needed.

Trash

If there’s absolutely nothing you can do to get rid of your old items, trash them. I’m not a fan of this and firmly believe that everything can be recycled in one way or another, but it’s your decision.

Fashion

Why is shopping so hard now that I know my Kibbegory?

You might feel that knowing your Kibbegory makes shopping harder / more complicated etc. But is it really?

Shopping now generally takes more time, because finding pieces working for myself can be difficult. That much is true. But there is a simple reason for that. Most models are Flamboyant Naturals, Dramatics, Naturals or Soft Dramatics. Designers have gotten used to creating shapes and lines in fashion, which are specifically flattering for these types. If you are not one of these types, finding fashion choices flattering for you is slightly harder, but you are also rewarded with a better fit, look and feel if you invest the extra time.

Now that you know your type, you can easily walk by the majority of clothes and don’t even have to try them on. In fact, since I’ve discovered my Kibbegory I almost shop exclusively online. Browsing the web is much faster than browsing in stores.

Kibbe might make it harder for you, but it also depends on your style. You can decide to be a TR who only wears purple items with a witchy aura. But the more unique your style is the longer it will take you to find pieces.

Your wardrobe might seem sparse at first, however shopping according to Kibbe, all of the items you own will be ones you love and will like to wear.

For example, take this jacket available at H&M:

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I instantly fell in love with it when I saw. In fact, it has several characteristics perfectly fitting for a TR. It’ short, it’s made of bouclé and it’s bejeweled, but is it wearable for me? No. There is no waist definition and the overall shape is too boxy. Even though I like it, if I bought it, I probably wouldn’t be wearing it very often, as it’d be unflattering on me. And I don’t see an easy way to make the necessary adjustments to the shape.

Overall shopping might take more time and sometimes I’m sad that I “can’t buy” certain items, but shopping to my style is so much more rewarding.

Fashion, Makeup

What I bought – April 2018

As I am still building my wardrobe and have to remove a lot of stuff, that is not compatible with my new found Kibbegory, I thought it might be interesting for you to see how I am building my wardrobe.

6 rings by H&M Up until now I rarely wore jewelry, because I always feared to look too overdressed, but as a Theatrical Romantic I need to make sure, I am dripping in diamonds. I feel like these rings will give me a good work base. They sparkle and have a lot of detail.

Paperbag-Pants I love pants like these. I already owned a few, before I started dressing for my type. I love the waist definition these give and that they taper at the ankle. I still have to roll them up, because H&M doesn’t provide petite sizes.

Long Earrings What’s good about these earrings is that they sparkle, they are delicate but at the same time slightly oversized. The rectangular crystal at the top is less than ideal and the color is not perfect for my pallet, but overall I like them.

Fashion

Online Shopping: Dabuwawa Trade Co., Ltd.

DABUWAWA Trade Co., Ltd.
Suitable for: Romantic / Theatrical Romantic and quite a few items suitable for some of the other softs (SC, SN, SG)
Ships from: China (Guangdong)
Delivery Time: 3 – 7 weeks (depending on your location)
Shipping Fees: free
Price Range: $$
Sizing: Clothes have Asian sizing and run 1 to 2 sizes small. Check the measurements on products before ordering!

Dabuwawa specializes in so-called Office Lady fashion. Lots of waist emphasize, ruffles, gathering, and tulip skirts. You’ll also find the elusive (and modern equivalent of the) Leg of Mutton Sleeve.

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