Dear ladies (and gentlemen), while working from home today, I realized that I needed a little retail therapy. However, I'm also feeling guilty about buying new things so soon after my recent vacation. So I decided to clear out some items from my closet as well as rearrange my purses. To my shock, while tugging at some tightly packed clutches, one entire shelf of purses came tumbling down on my head. I was literally 'bag punched.' Being a good loving mother to my purses, I had stored my purses in their respective protective bags. Problem being, most of the cloth bags are NOT made of see through material. I had literally forgotten about a classic Burberry bowling satchel, a Michael Kors Skorpios shopper, and like 10 other Banana Republic purses! Worse still, I found some vintage clutches stashed away in a Marc Jacobs Stam!! Determined to recover my 'forgotten' items, I decided to rummage through my wadrobe. Now, I'm very organized and have a habit of creating piles. So jackets go in one corner, skirts, blouses etc. To my shock, I found nearly 50 unworn/forgotten items including 10 pairs of designer denim. Plus, I also found nearly 50 tops that I could give away. This is somewhat surprising to me since I just made a trip to Goodwill before leaving for vacation. I also counted nearly 30 items of various unworn clothing and accessories that were given by friends and family. That includes some beautiful handmade leather purses, a gorgeous 'in the stores right now' suede jacket from Max and Co, and do I dare say it...even more vintage purses. DH came home early and froze at the sight of ALL my clothes. Then he walked away! How did I accumulate so much stuff? One reason being, I always keep the gifts that I received even if I hated them. I'm still sorting out my items but it does look like a long night for me. I still have various storage chests to go through. I know that I had to do something since there isn't even space to store my new Prada and Longchamp purses and they are nylon pieces! Has anything similar happen to you? I'm sure that most of us have our own horror closet stories!