Spring Cleaning Came Early

I will admit my closet should have been cleaned out a few year ago, as I started to pull out stuff and found a bunch of baby blankets and a nursing pillow. We have a decent sized closet. Nothing huge but it is a small walk in, enough space to collect too much stuff.

I love clothes, not so much after having my children but I still love clothes. I haven't felt happy with my body for a few years. I have been back to work full time for just over 2 and 1/2 years and my goal was to lose 25lbs. Not that I was much over weight, about 10-15 lbs but for myself, I like to weigh 120-125lbs. It has been a long struggle as I could never find the time or energy to workout more than walking or taking the stairs at work. With that in mind I made sure that I was eating as healthy as I could (I do not get to choose the food I eat at work as I work in a Jewish/Kosher environment and as my one position I was never in one house more than a day or two in a row.) This has been a challenge but I have been doing not too bad with reaching for fruit or veggies instead of cookies or cereal bars (when I reach for cereal bars I opt for the higher in fibre etc).

I have had a hard time buying clothes in the last few years. I used to be one of those women that never worn jeans (maybe once a week or so), I would wear dress pants pretty much everyday and a nice dressy shirt. I wasn't one to spend a fortune on clothes, usually waiting for sales at Smart Set, Featherweathers or another similar clothing store. Now I have been wearing jeans, t-shirts and sweaters. I have been frustrated with as it has been hard to wear nice clothes as I have ruined a few to many things with cleaning or cooking at work.

With Fall approaching and my Social Media job heading in the direction I have been working so hard towards it is now time to be happy again with how I look. I am now done to 121lbs and feel a lot healthier. With a new me, comes a new wardrobe. Cleaning out the closet was the first thing that needed to be accomplished. That is a very scary task! After a few hours of getting lost in my closet, I now have 2 big garbage bags full of women's clothes to donate, a grocery bag of magazines and a big garbage bag of baby bedding, carrier and nursing pillow. I also have a grocery bag full to share with a friend if anything fits and she likes.

Now to figure out what is 2011 Fall/Winter must haves. After searching online at all the fashion sites and blogs I have come to conclusion that some must haves are Chunky Sweaters, Colored pants, plaids & polka dots, some places say Camo print and some say leopard, some have also said Tribal so I am a bit confused here. Colors this fall are - jade green, mustard yellow and rusty orange. I am not a fashion diva anymore, so I will play around with what I can find and have already. I am looking at keeping the new wardrobe budget at a reasonable price. I figure I will really work on getting interchangeable pieces.

I went to Reitmans and picked up two pairs of pants, one pair jean and the other an olive green color. Now I would like one or two pairs of black dressy pants and I should be good for pants. I still have a few pairs a jeans in good shape.

I have found a few places that I will be watching online for items that will be great for Fall/Winter. and Group The World, maybe even Mimi McQueen. I will also be checking out before purchasing online for coupon codes. I will let you know my new wardrobe as I work on it.

~*Disclaimer: This is not sponsored post. This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom all opinions are honest and my own.*~


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