Category Archives: Clothing

Right-Sized Wardrobe Report

What a year it has been for clothes…if not fashion! I spent more than double my intended budget on things to wear. I didn’t see myself as hopelessly impulsive; I just “needed” a lot! We’ll see if I was right.

Right-Sized Wardrobe Report

What a year it has been for clothes…if not fashion! I spent more than double my intended budget on things to wear. I didn’t see myself as hopelessly impulsive; I just “needed” a lot! We’ll see if I was right.

Pursuit of Parka

At the end of last winter, I got fed up with my winter parka and ditched it. It was a department store jacket made by Esprit. I loved it when I bought it because I thought it was cute and

Pursuit of Parka

At the end of last winter, I got fed up with my winter parka and ditched it. It was a department store jacket made by Esprit. I loved it when I bought it because I thought it was cute and

5 Days in New York: The Rest of It!

Continues from here Day 3 (Monday) After so much sight-seeing the day before, we decided a full day of shopping and eating was in order. Who am I kidding, I should say I decided 😉 We went back to Broadway in

5 Days in New York: The Rest of It!

Continues from here Day 3 (Monday) After so much sight-seeing the day before, we decided a full day of shopping and eating was in order. Who am I kidding, I should say I decided 😉 We went back to Broadway in

Clothing Imbalance

Last winter I posted that I was bored with my winter wardrobe and it needed a big boost. The best time to buy would have been last year’s end-of-winter sales, but I couldn’t bear to think about chunky sweaters when

Clothing Imbalance

Last winter I posted that I was bored with my winter wardrobe and it needed a big boost. The best time to buy would have been last year’s end-of-winter sales, but I couldn’t bear to think about chunky sweaters when

Minimal Wardrobe, Maximal Cost

In my recent budget post, I noted I had completely blown my clothing budget. Furthermore, I will spend more on clothes before the year is out! How did this happen in Exacting Land? When I set my clothing budget for the

Minimal Wardrobe, Maximal Cost

In my recent budget post, I noted I had completely blown my clothing budget. Furthermore, I will spend more on clothes before the year is out! How did this happen in Exacting Land? When I set my clothing budget for the

En Route to Halving My Wardrobe

From the start of 2012 to the end of 2013, I pared down my wardrobe from 264 to 170 items – a reduction of 35%. I could have said I was done, except for replacements and updates, but I knew I wasn’t. I

En Route to Halving My Wardrobe

From the start of 2012 to the end of 2013, I pared down my wardrobe from 264 to 170 items – a reduction of 35%. I could have said I was done, except for replacements and updates, but I knew I wasn’t. I

Winter Wardrobe Slump

I am in the midst of my annual Canadian winter wardrobe slump. I’ve been wearing my winter clothes since about the first of December, and I’ll still be wearing pullover sweaters for all of April, and then some. I keep

Winter Wardrobe Slump

I am in the midst of my annual Canadian winter wardrobe slump. I’ve been wearing my winter clothes since about the first of December, and I’ll still be wearing pullover sweaters for all of April, and then some. I keep

New Clothing Plan

Last year I said I would keep a list of clothes I needed, and buy only from the list. It didn’t happen. I kept thinking, “I know what I need so I don’t have to write it down.” That wasn’t

New Clothing Plan

Last year I said I would keep a list of clothes I needed, and buy only from the list. It didn’t happen. I kept thinking, “I know what I need so I don’t have to write it down.” That wasn’t

My Goals for 2014

This year I didn’t set many major goals – I was coasting! I had 3 accomplishments: I started a new job, saved enough for a trip to New York City (to be scheduled in 2014) and almost completed a home

My Goals for 2014

This year I didn’t set many major goals – I was coasting! I had 3 accomplishments: I started a new job, saved enough for a trip to New York City (to be scheduled in 2014) and almost completed a home

Wardrobe Project Update 2013

On January 1, 2012, I began a new clothing inventory project. I had 480 items of clothing, if you count every single scarf and pair of socks! I said that 264 of them were “substantial” items of clothing. By April

Wardrobe Project Update 2013

On January 1, 2012, I began a new clothing inventory project. I had 480 items of clothing, if you count every single scarf and pair of socks! I said that 264 of them were “substantial” items of clothing. By April