Like shoes, clothes, accessories, etc.
Right now I want to talk about space. I don’t mean outer space (that was another post) but things that take up valuable space in our closets. Okay, my closet specifically but I can bet I’m not alone. I just did my annual Spring wardrobe cleanup and found the following:
Several pairs of shoes that I have not worn in years and a couple pairs I wore only once (maybe twice). A few necklaces, belts, earrings and a certain bracelet I wanted to wear all winter long. It was stashed away very neatly in a box under another box holding a pair of very lovely seasonal shoes – but I didn’t wear them because I couldn’t remember where I put them. I’m much more organized now but it really made me think…..about all the stuff we store. That doesn’t mean something else won’t replace what will soon be given away, it just means more thought will go into the next purchase (which won’t be for a while – at least a week).
So, can we stop and think for a moment about how many shoes we women (and come on, some men too) own compared to how many of them we actually wear? By that I’m referring to every single pair in our closet. How many times have we bought a pair
of shoes/ boots/sandals/flipflops (have I left anything out?) only to discover they don’t fit as properly as we thought (or hoped they would), don’t really go with anything we have, or just feel plain
uncomfortable when we got home? Then they sit in our closet taking up space. You can see from the photos some of the ones that didn’t make it back into my closet. I must remember that I live in Vancouver and walk everywhere, but I grew up in Montreal with fashion at my fingertips and it never left, even after having moved out West.
While I’m on the subject, another thing I’m letting go of (when the current subscriptions run out) is my obsession with magazines. I recently discovered flipboard (app for cellphones) but right now my U.S. mailbox (which I failed to visit for a few months) was overflowing and I really don’t like the idea of lots of paper lying around – taking up more space.
Oh, before I forget, my phone has two accessories that a friend brought back from China. It’s the latest craze in Japan too. They dress up my cell phone (kind of like a scarf
does for a purse). It just makes it a bit more difficult to take a photo – know what I’m talking about?
Have you seen them?