Twice a year I do a pretty thorough closet purge (clothes and shoes both) to put my sweaters and boots away from F/W and to get out the S/S stuff (and see if I still fit in it, ha!). Last year I made about 6 trips to Goodwill, about 10 large garbage bags full - wow! This year I was even more brutal and for some reason it took more of a toll on me. I think I'm on the brink of another change in my style (which is a good thing, right?) Here's a few things in the dump pile: most I'm OK with, others will have a little mourning due to sentimental reasons and knowing the hard-earned money I invested back in the day: - costume party gear: old green sequin camp shirt and black pleather pants I wore to a party in 1995. Done - no worries there! - my first gorgeous laptop briefcase: my black nylon Tumi which went with me everywhere 1999-present - cashmere sweaters that are worn out and pilled - a few old t-shirts (souvenir travel shirts, not good for much except for gardening) - lingerie I don't wear anymore (taste changes) - a few winter coats. Lots of moolah dropped, well worth for the 8-9 years I had 'em. - my rather large collection of understated plaid button front shirts (Faconnable, a Nordstrom brand). Side note: BF hates me in these shirts and in plaid, period. I spent a ton on these shirts (about 6-7 years ago and they still look new) and I always wore patterns on top to de-emphasize hips but oh well I have plain colored shirts too) - argyle tops. ditto above reason. Man, I am not normally such a wreck about getting rid of things I don't use anymore, especially after getting so many good years out of these items - guess I'm PMS'ing or something. I'll keep forging ahead...a clean start is good, right?? thanks for letting me rant and any support is appreciated!