May 26, 2011

No One Ever Said I Was a Clothes Horse

A clothes horse! What does that even mean?

I know what it doesn't mean. It doesn't even remotely mean me, because - despite the wicked awesome shoes and the overwhelming excitement of my new purse, I will never be at the forefront of any kind of fashion trend.

I like looking nice - or at least thinking I look nice. I like not worrying about whether my clothes are appropriate for work or not.

What I don't like is spending any time at all thinking about what I'm going to wear, when it's 7:45 in the morning, both kids are still covered in oatmeal, I'm in my pyjamas, and we have to be out the door in three minutes.

I also (surprise!) don't like paying money for things. So here's my zero time, zero money solution:

It doesn't look like it, but I actually own two vests. Two. Whole. Vests. One of them is grey. I also have three pairs of pants and seven shirts. Some of which I've had for ten years.

Kristen at The Frugal Girl had a great post yesterday about how cheapskatery looks different on everyone, depending on your goals.

Mine, clearly, are not clothes-related. What do you cheap out on?