It's the end of the month which means it's time to link up with the budgeting bloggers! Only I haven't bought anything this month. So I figured I would link up anyway and talk about my current wardrobe and shopping situation (hopefully that's legal). And since I don't have any pictures of recent purchases, here are a few recent outfits I wore but didn't get real pictures of. I have yet to perfect the outfit selfie, but you get the idea.
Late last summer, I was itching to do a major closet clean out. I'm not ever going to be a minimalist, but I was just tired of having so many items that I rarely wore and wanted to pare down a bit. I was really busy for a few weekends and hadn't gotten around to it. Then I got the happy news that I was pregnant! Since then, I've felt like I shouldn't get rid of anything because I have no idea what size or shape I will end up with and what kinds of things I will want to wear as a stay at home mom.
For example, I would have gotten rid of several "nice" tees last summer because I rarely wore them. But in the last month, I have worn them a lot! Glad I hadn't donated them all!
On the other end of the spectrum, I've been looking for replacement nude pumps for 2 years at least. I saw a perfect option at DSW last week, but then realized I probably don't need them anymore.
So I'm not officially on a shopping break, but I think it will probably be a few months before I do any major shopping or closet cleaning. It's not like I have a ton of free time to shop or organize, but even if I did, I think it's wise to let myself settle into my new life situation before adding or removing very much.
For now, I'm trying to reassess my wardrobe and figure out what it should be. I only need to dress nice one or two days a week, but I still like to wear something interesting when I am running errands or whatever. So far, I've realized that I need more casual tank tops in solid colors.. I also need to figure out a comfortable shoe option that isn't tennis shoes. Anyway, it will be a work in progress, but I figured it was worth writing a novel about, because if I can't share ridiculous thoughts about post-baby style on my blog, then what's even the point of having it?