When you have closet space that is only 19” wide, you chose your wardrobe carefully. Luckily I don’t care much about clothes and like shoes even less, so I can get by on a limited supply.
Last year I tried to purchase more shorts while in Arizona. It didn’t seem like such an ordeal, but there was none to be found. When I asked at the store why there were no summer clothes to be had I was told that this was the “winter” season. But it’s 93 degrees…it’s hot! I argued. No deal. I could purchase hoodies and jeans, even long underwear and heavy socks, but no shorts or sleeveless tops.
So this year I vowed to have a good summer wardrobe ready for the upcoming winter….I know, that sounds really backwards, doesn’t it?
I’m much heavier than I should be and always have hopes of losing 50 – 75 pounds and regaining my trim, slim self. I know it’s in here somewhere. I also believe in the Easter bunny…and I’m Jewish.
So, not wanting to waste a lot of money buying clothes I hope to not be able to wear in the future I went to my favorite store….Goodwill. For $60 I got five pairs of shorts and nine tops. I’m ready! And some of the items were from Chico’s and Cold Water Creek, places I would never dream of spending that much money for stuff.
When I got home I promptly removed all the tags and added them to my laundry pile. I hate wearing clothes that haven’t been washed, whether they are new or used. One of the best parts of buying used clothes is you don’t have those little surprises of shrinking in the washer and dryer.
Then I rummaged about and removed several tops that I wasn’t wearing enough and those will go back to Goodwill my next time through.
Long Live the Well Dressed Queen