I have one less shirt in my wardrobe today, and one less pair of shoes. Neither of them I actually wanted to get rid of, but the shirt had been eaten by something and was riddle with holes, and the heel broke off my boots.
It was a favourite shirt. So soft, so comfortable. If it was such a favourite, how did it get eaten, I hear you ask? It had 3/4 length sleeves and was made from pure wool. I live in the tropics, and the weather here is only mild enough to wear things with such sleeves for a few weeks a year. Those few weeks last year I was wearing maternity clothing, so the shirt has been in amongst a pile of clothes for nearly two years.
To be honest, I have too many shirts with sleeves. I kept buying them because I really like that style and they were on the clearance rack. I just kept buying shirts because I liked them, and now I have more 'winter clothes' than I can wear each winter. Now, to choose which ones to let go....
The boots I let go of broke today. I'd bought them on ebay for 99c. Living where I do, I couldn't justify $99 for a pair of boots that I would only wear a few times a year. I had them for two or three years, and the soles fell apart completely today, and I had to put them in the bin. The problem with this is that I now have one less pair of shoes that I can wear socks with which means I need to stop putting off clearing out my sock drawer. I am pretty sure I have more pairs of socks than we have days of winter, and I wear open shoes on most of the non-winter days.
I need to clean out the bottom of my wardrobe, too. It kind of vomited when I went looking for a shirt when winter arrived suddenly this week. I'm hoping to have plenty to give away by the time I'm done.