I am happy to report that my progress is going well, but I have the urge to go shopping… I am finally starting to feel the effects of a smaller closet. I am not sure the effect is due to the new amount of clothing I have or the fact that I no longer have all sorts of new clothes to wear.
Since I used to shop “like all the time,” I was easily able to go from old to new and always find new favorites to sport around. The new clothing was….. what is the word I am looking for.. oh yeah NEW. Black clothing wasn’t faded, the sweaters weren’t full of pills, and none had holes.
I have visibly worn down my favorite clothing. My favorite long sleeve top has a hole in the elbow. One of my favorite sweaters has so much pilling it pains me to spend time to keep pulling them off (Yes I know it should go, but I have not found an equal/or better replacement).
I am surprised how fast this clothing is deteriorating right before my eyes. But I think it is worth it to state what I will not do.
I will not run to the store and buy new clothing. Even though my favorites are worn down I have others to wear. If I refuse to wear my alternate clothing I have more clothing to prune. **Note: I am not on a shopping ban. I say this because the idea not to go shopping stems from that fact that I still have a full closet and do not NEED more clothing.
I have now ventured into unknown territory and I am looking forward to seeing how I will get around.
Marc New Performance : Cropped Pants (House Pants) : 13: 73
I did buy these Madewell Boots (But I had to send them back for a larger size). I will add these to February if they have a larger size to swap and they fit well. I took this picture with them and was excited to wear them for the first time. After sitting on the table I realized I needed a larger size. Good thing I realized this right away before I wore them outside 🙂
During my pregnancy I read one of the most famous books for what to expect. It scared the heck out of me. I cried and cried.
One of those ‘might happen’ was permanent foot growth. The possibility to grow larger multiple sizes. What the F? For real?
I remember calling my sister and crying about this fact and how much I love my shoes. Not that I am attached to all my shoes but I have some pairs of shoes I feel are irreplaceable.
So yep after the baby my feet grew. I was a solid 7.5 pre Charles and now I wear an 8 and some 8.5. It seems as though my feet didn’t get much longer just wider. Most of my loved old broken in heals fit me just fine. One particular pair of shoes I call my green beauties were not one of those lucky pairs.
My green beauties were a Christmas gift. They were a little snug in the toe box but like most leather shoes I thought they would stretch. They did not. After the baby they were so tight it was unbearable. I tried wearing them with socks around the house but it hurt so bad I thought it was time to possibly part with them.
I researched shoe stretching to see if it was a thing and I’d be darned it totally is. I called a local shoes repair and for 10 dollars it could be done. And it was.
Life to my green beauties. Maybe they live in my closet indefinitely!!