So back in March I talked about the No New Clothing Challenge that my husband threw down. I think my response was something like “Bring it on!” Because there’s one thing this girl doesn’t do, and that’s back down from a challenge. Especially when I know that someone thinks I can’t do it.
So we started in April – we made one last trip to the thrift store on a date night and I bought 2 pairs of shorts and a shirt. Not really because I needed them but because it felt nice to have a couple new things. (We’ve just lighted on #1 cause of shopping – boredom w/ wardrobe.)
So the rules are:
- The challenge is just for Mark and I – kids are excluded.
- Shoes count too.
- Purses count too.
- We may purchase ABSOLUTELY necessary items – socks, underwear, etc. w/ agreement from the other party that they are necessary.
- Alterations to existing clothes are allowed (making pants into shorts, cutting off sleeves, etc.) I teased last week that I was going to buy a Bedazzler 🙂 Don’t laugh – I may before the year is out.
- Clothes are allowed as gifts but not gift cards to clothing stores.
So it’s been going rather well – yes there’s some boredom but luckily I work at home so it doesn’t matter much what I wear. I have to wonder why I care so much about what I look like and who I’m trying to impress. Because other than dressing modestly there’s not really much God cares about.
My first “emergency” clothing issue came up a couple weeks ago when I went to Arkansas for my college professor’s retirement party. It wasn’t until 9:30 that first night that I realized I had totally forgotten pajamas. And, in an effort to pack light I didn’t really even have t-shirt and shorts or something that would substitute – it was all nice, dressier clothes.
I did have my swimsuit.
Can I just tell you something? Sleeping in a swimsuit is NOT comfortable.
I called Mark the next day and asked for a state of clothing emergency to be declared so that I could buy some pajamas. He agreed. (Thank you honey!)
The promised iphone got delivered last week (2G unlocked, bought used on ebay) and I am having loads of fun and enjoying all the useful apps. As well as the entertaining ones – I may have a Words With Friends addiction soon.