I am not a shopper. I've never been a clothes horse. I like my comfortable things, and I tend to be pretty clueless about current fashion trends. When I find something that I like, that fits, that feels comfortable and easy to wear, I tend to keep it darn near forever.
I had a pair of brown, flat, ankle-high boots when he and I first met. I loved them. They were soft and comfortable... and well worn. I think I'd had them for probably 10 years at that point. That was 12 years ago. Every time I put them on, he fussed because, they were pretty pathetic I guess. But they were my brown boots, and I held on to them fiercely. Finally, about 3 years ago, he bought me a pair of brown Frye boots. They are very nice boots, and while they are not flat, the heels are reasonable. I like them, and I did, eventually, let my old brown boots go. But I am just like that.
My closet is just full of old, faded, well-worn, and much loved stuff. But tonight, I resumed my bag challenge from earlier in the summer. I waded into the closet, and peeled out all the old, too tight, too short-wasted, too faded, too frayed tops and sweaters. Not pants or dresses or jackets. Those will have to wait for another time. Just tops tonight. When I was done, I had two more bags of tops to be thrown out or sent on to the second-hand store.
I'm not done with closet thinning, but this was a good start. That brings the bag challenge total to 39. I'm thinking I will make that 40 bag mark and then some by the time I head back to school on the 19th.