I said I wouldn’t clean out the closets yet, but sometimes I have to go on expedition to find things. Here’s something I accidentally uncovered this week: it’s hard to imagine being on the move while wearing these.
Yes, I’m horrified. Partly because I still have them (I thought about this and I think I found them in my mother’s things so let’s blame her, OK?)… but also I’m horrified that I ever had them in the first place. What to do with them now? Halloween springs to mind. Or since they look so moldy-oldie, maybe a Zombie Mad Men party? Dragon Con?
A few weeks ago I went closet-diving and came up with something more useful. Money, or rather, a money equivalent…
Check out the 80’s hair… come to think of it, we wore heels (but lower ones) with our “dress for success” look back then. I wonder if the traveler’s checks are from the same geological time period? I’m planning to cash them for my next trip, something to help me when I’m on the move. As for the paper money, I know from experience that it’s too old to exchange except at specific banks in the countries of origin.
Two hundred dollars isn’t a bad haul for a little closet-sorting project. Maybe I should try it more often. Everything I get sorted out and donated or disposed of makes me feel lighter, freer, one step closer and on the move toward to my goal.
Here’s another view of those heels… 3-inch heels were as high as they came back then. I’ve seen women wearing what look like 5 or 6 inch platform heels recently. Maybe in a few decades they’ll clean out their closets and do a “what was I thinking?” blog too.
What’s the best thing you’ve found when cleaning out a closet, and what shoes do you wear when you’re ‘on the move’?