I pulled everything out, archived some of the things I don't use anymore, but that are too nice or sentimental to toss. Tucked the summer shoes underneath and in back, and hauled out the party shoes that had been languishing under the skirts. Ah, it felt good to see them again.
Just out of curiousity, I counted the shoes and boots...70 pairs, exactly. I have 70 pairs of shoes. That's just too many. I have to stop. In fact, I think I have finally got a full wardrobe again. Done.
Jane over at workthatwardrobe has inspired me: as of January 1st, I decided I'm going to stop. The "one in/one out" rule will be in place, and no new clothes: only used or consignment clothes and shoes (still on the "one in/one out" rule), and only socks, underwear and workout clothes are going to be new.
One year. Just to see if I can do it. Gift certificates will be spent on accessories or jewelry. Gifts to me (especially of Fluevogs) won't count, and of course, I can buy clothing for other people.
Some shots of my nice cleaned-out closet:
Skirts and jackets:
Vintage floppy hats and shoes:
The long hang, for my dresses. Some vintage stuff tucked in at the end on most of the hanging sections:
Above the dresses are the storage boxes, and the summer purse collection. Yes, that's a feather boa. They are very warm in the winter with a long gown.
My evening purses and my sweaters (not folded all that well!).
Funky purses and on-the-go hats.
The bottom half of the "tower of power":