Eliminate 80% / Pareto Principle

A couple of days ago I bumped into the 20-80% rule, the so called Pareto Principle or Pareto efficiency using an other term. It is called the law of the vital few. It basicly means that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In terms of fashion - 80% of our outfits come from 20% of our closets.

I thought about it hard and deep and reviewed my wardrobe and I have to agree with the principle. Almost 80% of my clothes just sleep in my wardrobe untouched while the remaining 20% get worn off super fast.

What to do now that we are aware of it? Reorganize. Throw away. Free some space. Eliminate the unneccessary.

What can be in your superfluous 80%? 

An amazingly uncomfortable pairs of shoes that you barely wear anymore, a black snake print still faux-leather looking leggings, an oversized tee (you never wear oversized pieces), a fur coat that make you look like a chubby polar bear, a coctail dress that is way too short to be appropriate or some very old t-shirts, jumpers or anything that doesn't fit you anymore. OK, I must admit that the above mentioned stuff is in my own 80% but I suppose I am not alone in the world with impulse shopping.

How do you like the idea? Does this "law" fits you and your closet?


Metallic Carved Bag

In September 2013 I posted a wishlist of the best statement bags online, remember? If not, I remind you of that this metallic carved bag was one of my favourites from Persunmall. Well, I happened to get it. It is very great quality and HUGE. Perfect shopping bag if you don't feel like dressing up fancy and need something to make a statement. Goes well with monochrome and mostly - with black. If you are a black lover with an almost fully black closet like me, this bag is for you.

I wear it with a burgundy loop scarf, shiny black skinnies with zipper on the legs, a black tee with a glittery bull on it and heeled ankle boots mostly. I love how it defines the whole look. As far as its size concerned, it is big, big and big so I can carry all of my useless stuff in it and is great for college as well.

Skinnies: H&M
Bag: c/o Persunmall
Ankle Boots: Humanic
Watch: Ebay

Do you like statement bags?


Leopard & Hearts

I've already mentioned that I love the combination of grey and leopard print and now I recreated my own version of it with my casual LBD, grey knitted cardigan, hearted Persunmall tights and leopard Moschino bag. I love how the colours and prints look together and balance the outfit. The look is quite comfortable and great for the light "winter" weather with some warm boots and coat.

The bag can be used as a cosmetic bag to store makeup, but it is big enough to use as a clutch if needed. Fortunately, most of my make-up fits into it - foundation, powder, concealer, brushes, mini-palettes, blusher, eyeliner and mascara. I even put some of my favourite nail-polishes into it.

The necklace with the "B" letter on it was a 20th birthday gift from my boyfriend in August 2013 and I just love it and wear it as often as I can. Goes well with everything and feels good to touch it at hard moments (finals, hard days at work and so on).

Cardigan: F&F / Dress: Clockhouse / Bag: Love Moschino / Watch: Ebay / Tights: c/o Persunmall / Necklace: gift

Do you like grey & leopard combo?