It feels great in that I can remove what causes me frustration, and replace items that don't fit my standards or are too worn. It also feels wasteful and contrary to the ideal behind what I am pursuing. I don't want to be wasteful or to consume for consumption's sake. The only consolation to me is that most of the mistakes I've made were from before I commited myself to minimalism, and that the nicer items will be sold on ebay.
My version of 'minimalism' will look different from a lot of other people. I'm not comfortable commiting to only 33 items yet and storing the rest in a box- I use most of my wardrobe year-long, which IMO is a good thing. Currently I only own 13 tops (hope to get some more soon), 6 jackets, 4 skirts, etc. to a total of 78 items of clothing. While this won't be my final number, I won't be going much over this number either. It feels minimal for me, my lifestyle (working in a professional office with a casual weekend style) and my 4-season climate.
I know that this month will look like a shopping spree, and it is in a way, but I am doing this carefully and in a planned fashion. I've identified everything I want to replace or substitute with a different item and have a shopping list I'm sticking to. I'm working right now on getting my overall plan into a post so you can see what the entire plan is.