no new clothes: day two

I’ve been ruminating over my wardrobe since my declaration earlier in the week that I didn’t need any new clothes – and then going out and buying several more garments that same day.

I have been recently considering a clothes buying ban because I sensed I probably had enough garments to last me for a while. I figured I could make do with what I have for a year – I tend to take reasonable care of my clothes, most are decent quality and I’m a big fan of mending.

So I decided I’d take an inventory of everything and honestly – having done that I’m kind of speechless. How did I accumulate so very many things?

This is after a relatively recent wardrobe culling of more formal work-wear and garments that just didn’t fit well or were unflattering. I’m very very fortunate that SML now encourages us to dress casual – jeans are perfectly acceptable. This is absolutely a wonderful thing, but means I now have many pairs of jeans.

There is not much in this accounting that I don’t wear reasonably regularly (except maybe the mangy t-shirts and the cossies).

So ummm yeah – I think this will keep me going for a year (at least).

So on with that quite embarrassing list! I think I’ve covered everything (oh wait … adds cycling clothes)

garments worn outside ThePalace(OfLove)
+ pants = 10
+ jeans = 10
+ skirts = 7
+ dresses = 18!
+ jumpsuits = 2
+ long cardigans = 3
+ fitted cardigans = 3
+ work-type jumpers = 9
+ fitted shell tops = 5
+ work shirts = 5
+ camis / singlets = 14
+ linen button-up shirts = 2
+ t-shirts with slogans = 4
+ fancier work t-shirts = 12
+ v-necked t-shirts = 3
+ long-sleeved t-shirts = 3
+ overalls = 3
+ linen shorts = 2
+ hiking shorts = 2
+ hoody = 1
+ cossie cover-up = 1

jackets/coats
+ blazers = 5
+ denim jackets = 2
+ winter coats = 2
+ raincoat = 1
+ haori = 1

mangy garments never to be worn outside ThePalace(OfLove)
+ mangy t-shirts = 8
+ mangy camis = 6
+ haus shorts = 2
+ trakkie pants = 2
+ sloppy joes = 7
+ non-slip socks = 3

underwear and such
+ bras = 14
+ exercise bras = 2
+ undies = 45(!)
+ socks = 40

exercise wear
+ singlets = 5
+ crop top = 1
+ knee length leggings = 3
+ ankle length leggings = 1
+ padded bike shorts = 2
+ cycling jerseys = 2
+ cossies = 2

shoes
+ crocs = 3
+ wellies = 1
+ uggs = 1
+ brogues = 2
+ sandals = 1
+ moccasins = 1
+ hiking boots = 1
+ runners = 3
+ sneakers = 7
+ ankle boots = 4

Exceptions to the no buying for a year:
+ I can of course make myself clothes – though why would I need to make anything when I have all of these clothes?
+ I can buy clothes for other people
+ I can buy clothes overseas – I adore the memories these bring

xxx

2918-2917 days

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