Things have been quite busy for me as I wrap up all the things I need to get done while in Hawaii. I finally finished going through my dad’s apartment and have come away with 3 plastic bins of his and my Grandma’s stuff (including the photos above of myself, my mom, my grandma and my great-grandmother in kimonos). I’ll probably consolidate it down to one box someday, but for now I’m happy to only be taking 3 bins out of a stuffed apartment. I’m also finishing up his bank matters and I am so grateful for everything he left me. He never spent a cent on himself so I assumed all these years he didn’t have a lot to spend. Now I find that he saved every cent and chose not to spend it on himself. I need to be more like my dad. Also I’ve learned quite a bit about inherited IRAs this week and my one tip for those of you who have IRAs: don’t put them in a trust with the rest of your assets. For tax purposes just designate a beneficiary.
Anyway in other news I’ve finally given it up. After a year and a half of tracking what I wear (through the Stylebook App) I’ve decided to call it quits. During my time tracking my wears, I had a good chance to see what were my most worn items (which tbh you intuitively know already even without a clothing tracker because those items are the ones you always reach for). I also got to know what it feels like to wear something for 30 wears, 60 wears, and 100 wears. Thirty wears takes much longer than you think (at least 3 months or more for me). And 100 wears is super rare indeed (so much so that I dedicated posts to those 3 items that made it to the “100 club”). But now that I have a better idea of wear count it’s time to move on and get comfy with my seasonal uniforms. I think it’s worthwhile for everyone to spend some time tracking the wears of their clothing because it really does give you a good sense of closet utilization. But at some point we all have to call it a day.
And if Louis Vuitton is making bags in Texas and paying their workers $13/hour I’m going to be passing on LV bags for awhile. It seems to me they’re increasing their profit margins and not increasing quality. Plus the whole collaboration between Arnault (the CEO of the LV group) and Trump is such a big turn-off. I’ll be boycotting LV for the foreseeable future. Then again, I don’t currently have anything from LV in my bag collection so I guess I’m not really into them anyway.