Where possible, I buy clothes second hand or as good a quality as possible for as cheaply as possible. I wear my clothes, for the most part, until they get too tatty to wear anymore.
I now have more clothes than I ever used to and it irks me somewhat. My jeans/trousers became way too large for me since losing weight and as they had become tatty, newer ones were purchased. The price of clothing always shocks me as I don't buy clothes often enough to not be shocked by their price, if you see what I mean.
One pair of the old tatty jeans has been designated for decorating and outdoor wood painting. Another pair had the legs cut off to make shorts for summer gardening. The bottom part of the legs will be used to make some dog toys for the grand dogs. For short time wear, they can be held up if necessary. So far so good. My 4 year old, cheap tee shirts were cut up into rags and the leftover bits saved to stuff said dog toys (along with some stuffing from an old but washed pillow).
Anything else that was too large but still in reasonable condition, was given away to the charity shops. Five cheap tee shirts have been purchased, some for pyjama tops, others for general wear. My shirts still fit, kind of. Anyway, a jumper or cardigan will cover those up!
Unfortunately, as recommended by a hospital visit, I am no longer allowed to wear trousers all the time (a post about that another time!). Off I went to find some winter skirts. I couldn't find anything my size in the charity shops so ended up buying some. I chose the best quality for the cheapest price, soft waists for comfort. I shall wear trousers when I need to go out as I am also no longer allowed to wear tights:(
Skirts and long socks are now a necessity but boy, do I feel guilty at their purchase. Shouldn't do, but I do, there you have it!
Have a nice weekend folks.
Don't feel guilty! You've not just discarded old clothes for the sake of it - you've donated/re-purposed/re-used your old ones. None have been just dumped like so many others are. Congratulations anyway on your weight loss!ReplyDelete
Thank you. We had so many years of being careful it is difficult to spend!Delete
I hate buying new clothes too - the price shocks me -even from the cheaper stores.ReplyDelete
I'd be in a right muddle if I couldn't wear trousers - rarely wear anything other than shorts or leggings
It is taking some getting used to, not sure how it will feel in winter.Delete
Don't feel guilty. I also hate buying new clothes.. the price of things can be shocking! I used to live in skirts (but that was with thick tights for winter), now I live in Jeans and trousers. Well done on your weight loss though, something I keep trying to do and failing miserably.ReplyDelete
Thank you although it wasn't easy and is difficult to maintain we are managing.Delete
Well done on your weight loss, I certainly need to make an effort and shift a few pounds. The family whilst we were visiting were very generous with food.ReplyDelete
Thank you. We find that we can't eat as much as we used to.Delete
You can hardly be accused of being profligate!ReplyDelete
To me it sounds as though needing to buy new clothes has happened as a result of losing weight and advice from your hospital visits.
These two actions may not save you money but they will help to improve your health so you could argue that you're saving the NHS money!
It's hard to break long held practices of frugality but in this case you are totally justified.
Enjoy your new wardrobe. Sue
I know but it is an unusual event in this household!Delete
No need to feel guilty, although I do understand why you do. I just wanted to add that you can get "open crotch" thick tights for the winter to go with your skirts. They, also, are a heck of a price - but better than chilblains!ReplyDelete
Thanks Rosie. I have found that if I buy cotton gusset tights I can cut a hole i okay. I must admit, I dislike wearing tights, usually have to cut the waist as well☹️Delete
I meant to add that Amazon do them. You have to wade through a fair few "naughty knickers" but they are there somewhere!ReplyDelete