We went shopping for new clothes yesterday. I’ve gotten a new item here and there, but never a completely revamped wardrobe before, so that was nice :). The kids’ clothes are fine – and we’d shop for them at Goodwill anyway, not Old Navy (since they wear out their clothes so fast, it’s too expensive to buy new for them) – so it was a day for hubby and me.
One slight disclaimer before I post the picture… we are striving toward a minimalist lifestyle. We’re not there yet, but we’ve made huge strides the past 18 or so months. Yesterday was a huge step in the “right” direction.
I have these two dresses, which are the only items from my old wardrobe I’m keeping. They’re only about 2 years old, and I haven’t been able to wear them the past 10 months because in order to breastfeed Small Fry, I had to switch to skirt/top combos.
These are the new clothes. I got those two skirts (which replace 4 old skirts), 2 black camis, and one white cami. The tops replace 2 white ones and a brown one from before. But the Old Navy ones feel much better than their WalMart counterparts.
I also got a Coobie Bra. No picture of that ;). But seriously, if you’re in the market for new bras, I highly recommend them. This is my first one, and I love it. It’s seriously the most comfortable bra I’ve ever worn, and with a price tag of only $22, they’re comparably priced to a traditional bra. I definitely plan to replace all of my bras with Coobies, one at a time over the next couple of weeks.
You may notice something “missing” from my wardrobe: jeans. Outside of my pajamas, I haven’t worn a pair of pants in years. I don’t even think about it anymore. To keep warm in the winter, I just wear tights.
So that’s it :). And if you’re curious, hubby’s gone minimalist, too. I don’t have pictures of his clothes because he left before I could snap them this morning, but he now has 2 pairs of (identical) pants, 1 dress shirt, and 2 t-shirts. His goal is to get another dress shirt and maybe some better casual shirts. He’s a pretty semi-formal kind of guy, though, so it still remains to be seen what his final shirt selection will be. As for shoes, he has 2 pairs (shoes and sandals), and I have 3 (shoes, sandals, and rain boots).
On the agenda for tomorrow: sourdough bread 🙂
Enjoyed reading your post today. Loved the new clothes. I also enjoyed reading about the Coobie Bra. Never heard of it – but – I googled it!! 😀 Looks so comfy. I’m thinking of ordering one!!!
Thanks, Elaine! The Coobie bra is awesome! Like I said in the post, I highly recommend it. Lots of support, no underwire, and no seams. It’s like the perfect hybrid of a sport bra and a traditional one. I can’t wait to get all of mine replaced with them. Oh, and they’re “one size fits all” so you don’t even have to deal with sizing. Really a perfect product :).
Your new clothes are cute!! I do have a question though, with so few clothes don’t you spend way more time washing them and therefore putting more wear and tear on them than having several outfits? I like the minimalist idea but hate to wash…..
Thanks :). I don’t wash my clothes every day, only when they’re dirty (like when Small Fry spit chewed up apple on me yesterday lol) or if it’s been 3 or so wears. That helps alleviate wear on the clothes (washing is harder on them than wearing is) and laundry. We have enough socks & undies to last a week, so I typically wash clothes 2x a week to be “safe.”
Wait a sec…am I understanding correctly? This is everything you have in your wardrobe? You are amazing! I am super impressed. I love the idea of the minimalist lifestyle, but I’m definitely not there! I read the book “7” (you should totally read it!), which led me to count how many items I have in my closet. It was an obscene and ridiculous amount. What led you guys on this path? Anything major or just little things and ideas here and there?
That’s it. Well, almost. I have 1 pair of shorts, but they don’t get worn much. For some reason, I’m not “ready” to donate them though. I also have 5 pairs of socks, 8 pairs of undies, and 3 bras. My husband started exploring minimalism around 18 months ago, maybe 2 years at the most. The thinking is that we want to be ready if/when God calls us away to be missionaries – or even just to live somewhere else. We want to able to just say, “Yes, Lord,” and not have to deal with selling or donating a million things. It makes moving easier too :). I don’t feel like we’re there yet (who am I kidding?? I’m not there yet lol. He totally is). My weakness is kitchen supplies. No one’s perfect ;). Thanks for the book rec. I’ll take a look at the library next time I’m there – do you know who it’s by?
Cool, thanks 🙂
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