Thursday, May 29, 2014

Getting Nerdy




After doing the Closet Inventory, I started playing around in my Excel spreadsheet.  Because I'm cool like that.  This may not be interesting to anyone else, but I thought it was fun to slice and dice the data by different pieces.  And then I made some pie charts.  Because I'm cool like that.


First up, where I buy all this stuff!  It is no surprise that Gap is far and away the leader.  If I add the Gap brands together, it's almost half of my wardrobe (Banana Republic and Piperlime are in the "other" category). I was surprised that I have more Loft than H&M or Limited.  I haven't had as much luck at Loft in the last year, but I guess I still have items from prior years.  Which brings me to...


Over half of my wardrobe has been purchased in the last 18 months.  I think this is largely due to the fact that I've been getting rid of stuff, and also because I like to shop.  (and also because I've gained some weight, but let's not talk about that, mkay?)


Finally, I wanted to see what colors are most represented.  And isn't this a pretty little graph?  Other than the random assortment in the upper left quadrant, the sections look pretty cohesive.  I've read a few things about building a remixable wardrobe, and I've never purposely shopped for certain colors, but somehow it has worked out.  I buy what I like, and I tend to like greens, blues, and pinks, as well as the black/white neutrals. Which means most items go well with most other items!

So now you know what my closet looks like in graphical form.  You're welcome (and I'm sorry).

Cardigan: Gap
Top: H&M
Skirt: Chaus
Shoes: Old Navy

10 comments:

  1. Oh the nerd in me LOVES excel pie graphs. OK wait, ALL of me loves excel pie graphs. I wish I knew exactly when I purchased things. That would be interesting to know. I need to keep track of where the things come from that I wear most often in my closet.

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  2. Most of my clothes are from Old Nay and Charlotte Russe. I love you kept track of the years that the clothes where brought. There no way I could do that.

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  3. This is AMAZING! I wish I had the patience (and the pie chart skills) to do this! I think it would be really interesting to be able to visualize my closet in this way.

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  4. This is SO cool. I suspect 60% of my closet comes from The Limited, and that 50% of my closet was purchased in 2012. (Incidentally, the year I started blogging on a regular basis.) I wish I would have kept track of these things when I had started building my closet-- I wouldn't have so much purple in it!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I'm a total nerd for stuff like this too! Again, I bet that having it all broken down like this would help a lot with future shopping too.

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  6. OMG I LOVE THIS. I am not so proficient in Excel, so I didn't know that you could make pie charts based on your graphs...this is rocking my world and I think I'm going to be poking around in Excel for the next few hours. Nerds unite!!

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  7. This is fantastic! I absolutely love seeing a wardrobe broken down like this. It warms my nerdy little heart!

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  8. This is really interesting! I would have to say that most of my closet is pretty recent, too. But I think that is because my body is different after having my daughter so nothing fit correctly anymore. I think I like the color graph the most. My blue section is the biggest in my closet.

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  9. I love those flats! Super cute! I really like the idea of graphing out a wardrobe! I'm thinking I have equal parts new and old, but then again, I'd probably be surprised!

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  10. OMG I love this. Very fun, creative and smart to do. As far as brands, I'd like to think most of my clothes are from The Limited, Express, Old Navy and White House Black Market. Gap, Bebe, Loft and H&M make up the rest of my closet pretty much. Though I do have quite a bit from JC Penney and Lord & Taylor, also.

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