Since my surgery nearly three weeks ago, my life has definitely changed. Inside, I do a little happy dance every day that I go without socks, and outside…well, my wardrobe has changed drastically!
So I decided that in order to really make the change permanent in my mind, I’d have to reorganize my closet. I do this maybe twice a year anyway, where I throw out old things, things that don’t fit, change out seasonal items, etc, but this time, I was looking to get rid of SO much more:
The pile has even grown since this was taken, but of course I forgot to take pictures.
You’re mostly seeing shoes here. Lots and lots of boots, especially. I used to wear a pair of black boots to work every day, so they’d usually get worn down quickly but instead of tossing them, they piled up in the dark corners of the closet. Now that I don’t have to wear boots every day…POOF! They’re banished from the closet.
Another thing I got rid of?
Socks!! This was surprisingly emotional for me…not because I’m so attached to my socks, but because it’s just such a big change from my norm. I had 27 pairs of white socks clogging up my sock drawer. I also had a bunch of unopened pairs of tights, leggings & trouser socks, so it felt like I had just gone shopping!
I ended up keeping 15 pairs of socks. It’s probably still excessive, but hey, it’s better than 27!
And since I was feeling SO good about my “new” wardrobe and all of the things that I could now wear, I gave my closet a bit of a facelift:
Bwahhahaha! I totally Roy G. Biv’d my wardrobe!
Mike saw it, immediately rolled his eyes and said I’d never keep it up. We shall see, won’t we??
Basically, reorganizing my silly closet has made me ridiculously happy. I’ve brought my dresses and skirts to the forefront & relegated jeans and dress pants to the bottom of the closet/the trash pile/the guest bedroom. Every time I walk in my closet, I feel like getting dressed for the day is just more FUN. And I definitely feel better throughout the day since I feel happier about my clothes. Win-Win!
My favorite part of my new wardrobe?
(ignore the scars from flip flops cutting into my feet, kthx)
These shoes!! If you look closely, they have SPIKES AND SPARKLES on the toes!! They’re badass and I love them–they were even featured in Nordstrom’s monthly/seasonal/whatever-interval catalogue that we just got, so I feel like I’m on the cutting edge of fashion. And if I’m ever attacked while wearing these shoes, you’d better believe these spikes will deliver a swift kick to the balls–these shoes could be LIFESAVING. (just tell your SO that when you drop $130 on them too)
Do you like purging your closet?? I had so much fun doing this and feel SO awesome now that it’s done!