Closet Sweep 2014

So last year wasn’t the greatest year for me, physically. Back in April I was working 12 hour days on a collaborative fashion show with another stylist when I started experiencing one of the most painful sensations in my right leg, mainly shooting from my Achilles’ tendon through my calf. As usual I sort of ignored the pain and continued to work through the long hours. Come to find out the day of the fashion show, at the foot specialist, that I have planters fasciitis. My heel was so inflamed that they had to give me a cortisone shot in the arch of my foot and a boot so I could get through the evening. Of course, feeling no pain towards the end of the show, I removed my boot and replaced it with my fabulous four-inch heeled platform booties. Fast forward 8 months and here I am, the first day in January, purging 30 pairs of beautiful heels that I can no longer wear. I had to say goodbye to Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Guiseppe Zanotti. Now the sole reason I purged these shoes were not because they were not in style anymore, it was simply due to the fact that my foot had changed and I could no longer wear them comfortably. I had to face the music, these shoes that had taken me from work to the dance floor, through countless dates and cocktail parties had seen the last of their days with me. As difficult as it was saying goodbye, it is a done deal. So ladies it’s now time for you to take a good look in that closet and truthfully ask yourself “what is it that I need to get rid of”. It could be all the shirts or blouses that have stains on them that you cover up with a blazer or sweater. It could be a pair of jeans that you wore in your twenties that you still think ” well I just need to lose five pounds and they will fit”. Whatever the reason, just remember if you get rid of all of the ill-fitting, worn down, stained items in your closet it just means you are making room for some more fabulous treasures. Fashion is ever-changing which means so should your closet. Happy purging ladies!

Take a look at the slideshow to see what shoes had to be set free from my closet:

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