I went through my shoes too and threw out the ones I wasn't in love with or wouldn't wear any more. I swear the pile is almost 2feet high!
I still need to look through my purses but I have so much room in my closet now to ORGANIZE my clothes, shoes, and purses! On top of that I will be taking my clothes and shoes and donating them! I'm sure someone will love them as much as I once did.
It's very liberating and you feel good too :)