I was looking through my closet yesterday and discovered that I only own about four long sleeve shirts, 2 sweatshirts, one sweater and I have no fall jacket. Wow, that's kind of bad. I am not a hoarder, so if I don't like the way a piece of clothing fits me, if it's stained, shrunk, has a hole or is out of style, I pitch it or donate it. I have also been pregnant on and off for the past 10 years, so I have changed sizes and never fully replenished my wardrobe when I would get rid of items in my closet. Needless to say, I'm in need of some clothes! Why is it, I can buy my children clothes that don't even really need yet I can't buy myself a shirt? I hate spending money on clothes for myself, partly because I stay home, I don't have a "job" that requires me to look professional. I get snot and goldfish on my shirts pretty much daily. I occasionally get to go out with Mr.A or some friends for a fun night out on the town but for the most part, I am at home, cleaning, painting, running errands and being a mom. Not that I need to dress like Cinderella but I just find it hard to justify buying myself clothes when I don't feel I really have anywhere to wear them. Does anyone else feel this way?
So I will be in a big city very soon, with some girlfriends of mine, without children! So that means shopping time for me, I must remember that part, for ME not my kids. WOO HOO!!! I want to look chic, fun, cute, not like a teenager, I'm in my 30's now so I shouldn't be dressing like a teenager anymore. Plus my birthing hips are having a hard time fitting into juniors jeans. sigh.
Do you have some items in your closet that you just can't live without? Maybe it's not even a shirt but an accessory, shoes, jacket, etc. that is a must have? Or maybe you have a favorite store to shop at? Some wardrobe building advice for me? I'd love to hear from you, even if it's just to lament along with me about your lack of a wardrobe!