Personally…it’s not too difficult letting go of some things

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:

This went into the "what was I thinking" pile.  Too big even with all the inserts -n but it was the last pair.

This went into the “what was I thinking” pile. Too big even with all the inserts – but it was the last pair.  I tried.  My sister loves them.

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).

Too pointy - never worn

Too pointy – never worn. Kitten heals can be iffy.

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

once worn - now in sisters closet.

once worn – now in sisters closet.

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

Steve Madden (remember Wolf of Wall Street?) but they're cute Mary Janes.  Haven't decided.

Steve Madden ?(remember Wolf of Wall Street?) but they’re cute Mary Janes. Haven’t decided.

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.

Uncomfortable yes, but so chic.  Keepers!

Uncomfortable yes, but so chic. Keepers!

These are Gucci - they look remarkably similar

These are Gucci – they look remarkably similar

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. magazines

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

Samsung with dangly cat & tassles - cute, no?

Samsung with dangly cat & tassles – so unnecessarily cute .

 

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?

  

 

 

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