melissel Posted August 10, 2008 Share Posted August 10, 2008 I'm starting to declutter my closet, and I'm pondering this as I do. I've pared down quite a bit, which has been very nice. What I'm left with, however, is a series of quality, but kind of frumpy (on me, that is) T-shirts in very similar styles. DH is a pretty stylish guy, and he would gladly have me fork over some cash to invest in some new, more stylish clothes. However, I've put us on a tight budget because I'm trying to save money to quit my job next year, and I'm having trouble with the concept of buying new, pricy clothing that's just going to get stained and wrinkled and faded. I mean, I stay home all day! With small children! Who still have a tendency to come over and hug me and sneak a mouth wipe as they do! And I want to be comfortable--I don't want to worry whether my bra is showing through my placket or my shirt is hiking up over my belly, or whether I'll be able to get the ketchup out of my $30 shirt. Also, I want to lose some weight, and I've made a bit of progress, so I hate to spend money now on clothes that might not fit in a few months, you know? I know he's a teeny bit unhappy that I'm just a jeans and T-shirt kind of gal, and he does make comments to that effect occasionally. Then again, this was the man who said that we couldn't apply our "emergency fund" to our rapidly dwindling debt because we might need it for an actual emergency, but was happy to blow it in Atlantic City, so I do question his priorities a bit *sigh* I'm just struggling between bare practicality and less practical style. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to buy myself some new things too, but I fought hard to get out of the "retail therapy" mindset. I really don't want to fall back in! WWYD? Invest in some new clothes and bless someone else with the older ones? Continue the Dave Ramseyness and keep the larger goal in mind? Hang on to see if the weight loss happens? TIA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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