I’m treating myself to some well deserved new threads this season for a few reasons I’m quite proud of (more on that next week). I’ve probably bought clothes each spring for as many seasons as I can remember, but this time around is different. This year I am doing so consciously, taking an inventory of what I have already, what items I could really use as part of my new wardrobe and what sorts of clothing will help make me feel more confident and attractive as a healthy, active mother of three young children.
When doing this sort of “soul searching” in my closet, I came to the following conclusions:
1) I love the look, feel and ease of wearing skirts and dresses when I’m out and about with my kids.
I have 6 casual skirts in my closet right now, so other than the denim skirt I bought on sale at Target, I won’t be making any new additions here.
2) When I’m at home hanging out, cleaning messes, changing diapers and getting my art & crafts on with the kids, I prefer yoga pants and colorful t-shirts.
I have two pairs of yoga pants & two pairs of yoga capris that I like. I’d love to have one more of each so I could make it through a week without needing to wash them first, but we’ll see how soon I get around to that.
I bought the yoga pants for $20 at a Nike outlet three years ago, I’ve worn them to every workout I’ve done since and they still look brand new ~ I Love these pants!! (sorry there’s no link, but they don’t seem to make them anymore ) My capris are from Gap Body, I got them on clearance for my birthday last year for $7, I’m too cheap to pay the regular price for them so I’ll have to wait out a good sale I guess.
My T-Shirt collection has taken quite a beating after three pregnancies in 5 years so I could use a few new updates here. I’m on the lookout for some that more flattering than the current XL maternity ones I’m still wearing. I’m a bit modest about my top half, so I usually wear some sort of tank under all my tops, but I found these double layer tees at Target and think they work just fine on their own. I ordered the cherry & brown on sale + free shipping last night.
3) Comfortable sandals, flip flops and canvas sneakers suit my lifestyle just fine.
I’m heading in to summer season with one pair of leather flip flops, a pair of converse sneakers and a pair of cotton slip ons that I won’t be wearing in the hot months (cotton slip ons + 100 degree weather + no socks do not equal anything this lady will be wearing – period.) I guess I’ll start looking for some acceptable summer shoes.
4) Jeans are a must! (and in Texas in the summer this means capris must also play a pivotal role)
I inventoried all my jeans and found I only like the way I look in 3 of mine. Three will get my through the summer though, and I have enough capris for everyone reading this to come on over and have a party with me – wearing my pants! So, no new things here.
5) None of these items require me to spend a lot. (Which is great b/c I would much prefer to spend my dollars on adorable children’s clothing )
After shopping in my own closet it looks like I really only need a shirt or two and a nice pair of sandals. Not quite as exciting as my shopping excursions of the past, but much easier on my budget I must say.
Still, every now and then, I like to window shop uh, well more like online shop these days and for some reason this dress called to me. I’m not sure if it fits my new rules or not (I did say I like the look & feel of dresses) but if I meet my goal next week (the one I can’t wait to tell you about, I may just have to treat myself)
I’m loving the colors in this Maxi Dress from Kmart ($25), but I’ll still need some sort of coverup to wear over this as I don’t like to bare this much skin.
As long as I’m treating myself, I think these yellow twist sandals would look great with the dress and I’m sure I could make good use of them all summer long. Hmm, this online shopping thing could get out of hand really fast, I’d better end the post now before I blow my budget.
Eek, too late. I couldn’t resist sharing these cute studded sandals with you. I’m not sure how functional they are for me, I don’t think they would be … playground material … but they sure are super cute.
So tell me, have you been spring shopping too? If so, what were your favorite finds of the season? Do you think I should splurge on that dress?