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Week two of my super challenge.  This week started with me visiting my family in Montreal.  As I had said, my whole plan was to not go shopping; or should I say not purchase anything while shopping.  Okay! Well honesty is key.  I cheated. I bought a one piece at a thrift shop called Eva B on Saint-Laurent street in Montreal.  It was only nine dollars…  I couldn’t resist!  This was strike one and I decided that I would punish myself by getting rid of one extra piece of clothing.  No other cheating happened, I did go shopping numerous times but I didn’t buy any clothing… Pinky swear. 

topshop, summer

summer, topshop

As soon as I got home I was motivated, motivated for the huge clean up I was due for.  I wish I had taken a picture.  After the whole closet clean up was done, I had four massive industrial garbage bags filled with clothing.  Before giving it all away to charity I wanted to maybe sell a few pieces.  I only buy good quality clothes and usually spend a lot of money on it, to only wear it once or twice so why not make a few extra bucks while cleaning?  I carefully picked out the nicest pieces to sell at Kind Exchange (a buy and sell boutique) on Queen Street West in Toronto.  They have a maximum of 25 pieces policy meaning that customers can only bring 25 pieces at time for resale. I brought 30 because I couldn’t make a choice.  Usually I sell almost everything that I bring in because like I’ve mentioned I wear my clothes maybe once or twice and of course they are very fashionable pieces.  Well this time, to my surprise they only bought five pieces but wanted me to donate the rest. Of course, I obviously didn’t donate my clothes to them, since I’d rather give it to a cause.  Trust me that I regretted not giving it all away when I was on the over flowing rush hour street car on my way to the Salvation Army. 

topshop, summer

summer, topshop

The Salvation Army took my donations and were very grateful about it and gave me a $10 coupon for my next purchase (the coupon doesn’t expire so I won’t buy anything until this challenge is over).  At this point I still had three heavy garbage bags left at home and I didn’t want to do multiple trips.  For that reason, I had to patiently wait through another evening with the clutter. Thankfully the next day my boyfriend drove me to the Salvation Army with the remaining of my donations.  I won’t lie that this was a relief but as soon as I stepped foot in my apartment it still felt like a war zone. I have way too much clothes still.  The worst thing is that by giving all of these outfits away, I felt like I had nothing left to wear even though I hadn’t worn most of those items in over a year.  I emptied a full closet and still haven’t gone through my dresser.  But this was the plan. One step at a time, and trust me when I say that these are not baby steps. 

On the menu for next week: attacking the dresser and cleaning my bedroom walk-in closet.  Trust me guys that as soon as this process is over, I will share some pictures of the final results!

This weeks outfit

One piece: Top Shop

summer, topshop

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Camille has always loved to help people when it comes to fashion. Being the person that was always invited as a judge to shopping session...

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