Though you wouldn’t know from my wardrobe (or lack-there-of) in the last few years, like most people, I like to look good. Nowadays my outfit is based totally on whatever is clean and somewhat presentable. Since I wear scrubs all day at work, I spend almost no money on clothes anymore, something that honestly has to change, especially when I get super hot from losing all this weight!
I sometimes watch TV and see shows like ‘What Not to Wear’. Where people given $5000 and only get, what? like 15 outfits?! Seriously?! Do you have any idea how far I could stretch that $5000?!
During university I worked at a local pharmacy as a pharmacy technician. One of the pharmacists was hugely into fashion (though you’d never know….), wearing the latest of who’s who in the industry. She recently posted something on Facebook about a closing-out sale at a high-end clothing store here in town, one I would never go to. She proceeded to describe the ‘amazing’ deals she got. Shen spent $500 and got three pairs of pants and two shirts.
While I’m sure this was an ‘amazing’ deal for this particular store, I could never in good judgment spend $500 on five pieces of clothing! With $500 I could totally revamp my pitiful wardrobe.
I don’t understand how someone can spend $300+ on a pair of jeans. I’d like to think that my ass looks just as good in my $20 Old Navy jeans. $98 on a pair of name brand yoga pants?! Ummm you wear them to 1) be comfortable and/or 2) to sweat in. They don’t make you any better at yoga. My $20 Costco ‘yoga’ pants are holding up nicely after almost two years and aren’t see-through, just sayin‘.
I will never understand how people spend their hard-earned money on name brand clothes. I respect a well made piece of clothing but if I’m spending over $300 on a single pair of jeans they better make me 20 pounds lighter, wash my floors and make all my meals. You can get nicely tailored pants for well under $75. If you’re in the market for $300 pants, send your money to me. I will buy you some nice pants and pocket the change mkay?
Some items are worth their money. Good winter boots are a must and worth the investment. A raincoat that is actually waterproof is invaluable and the jeans that you can wear with almost every outfit really are worth a few bucks. Given how fast fashion trends change, is it really worth dropping money on whatever is ‘hot’? Knowing it will be old news in a few months?
Am I alone here? If you spend serious cash on designer clothes, why?
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