I am a bit of a clothes hoarder- I admit it! They say that you should throw/give something away if you have not worn it for a year but I have a major problem with this. Part of the problem is that I have a fairly extensive work wardrobe, suits, dress pants, blouses, shoes, etc. that I haven't worn in 2 years but I am not about to throw/give them away since I am planning on going back to work in the fall after we move to our next duty station. Professional clothes are not cheap and I certainly can't afford to buy a whole new work wardrobe before entering the workforce again. I thought that this was the reason that my closet seemed to be overflowing a bit. So I decided to do a little spring cleaning and made myself go through my entire wardrobe.
Part of the incentive is that I wanted to do a little spring shopping to reward my recent weight loss of 10 pounds and 2 inches (more on this later). Before I let myself spend money on a few new spring items, I decided that I had to get rid of a few things. The funny part was that when I actually started trying things on I found quite a few things that didn't fit right, that I didn't like or that I've had since high school! I am 31 years old- you do the math!!! Please do not think that I am the same size as I was in high school- I am NOT but I used to wear very large, baggy clothes in high school and for some crazy emotional attachment kind of reason I was hanging on to a few last items.
So here is the pile that I managed to clear from my closet:
Not bad huh?
And the good news is that I only replaced this pile with 5 new items!