Sunday, May 3, 2009

I'm cleanin' out my closet - Eminem

When you move to a city where it's $500 ppsq, the first thing you lose is your walk-in closet. DH and I each have our own closet, thank goodness, but they are WAY small.

Exhibit:
Yes, this is my entire closet.

I guess in a way, it's a good thing. It means that twice a year I have to really take stock and sort it all out. Out go the clothes that are raggedy, don't fit, or are not as cute as I thought they were.

This year the pile was a lot bigger since I'm down two sizes. I'm not going to be that size again so this is my way of committing myself to being healthy and in shape.

Exhibit:
Oodles of tops, sweaters, and J.Crew chinos which I can't help but buy every time I'm in the store.

The harder thing to sort out are my shoes. I *heart* shoes. But I really needed to be honest with myself about what looked good, what really fit, and what I would really wear.

Exhibit:
Yes, I really got rid of all these. Some were barely worn (I'm looking at you, 4" stilettos), some were incredibly loved and falling apart (pink suede Coach mules).

All in all, it was a good clean-out. Goodwill got tons of great stuff including some brilliant cashmere which was just too big to wear.

Ahh. It's amazing how much you better you feel when you've had a good clean-out.

1 comment:

Baffled Blogger said...

congratulations on dropping two sizes! it makes cleaning out the closet so much better!!