When It comes to buying clothes for myself, my theories are definitely changing. I used to feel like I couldn't afford to be trendy. With Larry in medical school, I needed things that were classic enough that I could wear them for years, not a few seasons because I couldn't afford to replace them.
Last year, when Candice moved in with my parents for the summer, she ended up staying for most of a year so as fall rolled around, she found herself without any warm clothes. She went out and she bought herself seven new outfits, one for each day of the week. Candice used to own more clothes than anyone I know, so I was surprised how happy she was with her new wardrobe and she explained that she bought seven outfits she absolutely loved and felt so cute in and when she got home, she was going to throw out most of what she had. She had tons of clothes, but but some of them were really old and she just couldn't bring herself to get rid of them because they were ok. I'm totally that way. If it doesn't have a hole in it, I feel like I need to keep it and continue to wear it. Candice inspired me to go through my closet and throw a lot of clothes out because I don't love wearing them. Now I can't necessarily spend more on new things than I already would have, but when I'm shopping I try to check myself and ask if I'm buying something because it's cheap and it will do or if I really LOVE it. Because wouldn't we all rather have a few outfits we really love than a closet full of things that are just ok?