Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach, CA
Making Waves

Friday, July 23, 2010

3 closets and only 365 days in a year

According to my boyfriend I have too many clothes...and then I buy some more, because we as women can ALWAYS use some more work clothes, another tank top, one more pair of sweet pumps or a different color running shoe!.
He also says the instant I buy something new I have to wear it the next day, I beg to differ….I wear all the new stuff within the following week NOT just the next day because I usually buy too much. That’s because WE (who’s with me?) cant pass up a bargain, am I right girls?
Why don’t they (men) understand that if a pair of shoes is $10-20 why not buy 3 or 4 in different colors, SERIOUSLY what is WRONG with that??? The only problem I see is that there are only 365 days in a year. How do other women cope with this lack of time to wear everything in your closet? Twice a year when I change my clothes over for the seasons, yes there are only two seasons: summer and winter here in Toronto, I have to do a purge for goodwill because there are just garments/shoes/purses that I didn’t get around to wearing….its such a shame and things go out of style SO quickly.
Sometimes I feel that I have to change at least twice a day regardless of where I am going so that I can wear the clothes I love, I mean I cant even begin to imagine what it is like for new moms. Not going to work and having all those work clothes sitting in the closet until the dreaded day and then after the baby having all those maternity clothes going into a box to wait for the next time around.
And then there are shoes, when do you say goodbye to a pair of shoes? I seem to be a bargain hunter when it comes to shoes….even designer ones. This allows me to buy shoes at VERY competitive prices and therefore leaves me with more shoes then I can count. Every year we vacation in Florida, well between Marshall’s ( , Ross ( and Target ( (If you have never been in one, can I say find one NOW!) and their FANTASTIC prices I usually come home with 3-4 pairs of shoes at least and then there is my annual trip to the UK to visit my family….well, you would think with prices in UK pounds (approx 1.59 to Canadian dollar) shoes would be much more expensive. Think again! There is this wonderful department store over there called Primark, they sell anything from shoes (of course!) to bedding to Jewelry. Their shoes are priced anywhere from 10 to 25 uk pounds and everyone who has been to Europe knows that what is considered cheap quality in Europe is actually good quality here in Canada.
So, how do you deal with all the clothes in your closet and only 365 days a year to wear them? We’d love to hear from you.

1 comment:

  1. Having an office job while I was pregnant meant I ended up with a work wardrobe in about 4 different sizes until I switched to full-on maternity wear! That also meant that once we'd decided I'd stay home permanently I had BAGS of clothes that were either too big or too small, or fit but I had nowhere to wear them anymore! I did a huge clothing purge - and kept only maternity and office clothes that were great quality.