Monday, March 2, 2020

Preparing to buy list for buying clothes

Two years ago we bought this house. Now that we have been here we have noticed how we dress different and how clothes and shoes/boots are wearing out. Hubby wore uniforms when he worked factory. So he didn't wear out clothes much.

We set the budget at $1000... that sounds like a lot but actually we have more than that in the clothing budget. We both need winter coats. Hubby wears carhartt... not cheap but they will last him about 5 yrs... He usually only replaces one set (coat and bibs) for good and then moves the old good one down. He picked up about 4 inches on his waist and can't get the good set zipped. I told him to put that set back (as he is trying to lose the weight) and get 2 new sets.

First thing we did was go through Hubby's clothes. His clothes are ragged and stained so I pulled most of them. Daughter 4 is going to use them for rags and donate what ever she doesn't use. He has nice tee shirts (that were in a bottom drawer where there was 2 dozen from when he told the kids to buy him colored tees ), nice undies and socks. Jeans for work... he is down to 4 pairs and 2 of them should be replaced ASAP due to where they are worn thin in areas it would be an issue if it gave way. He has 3 pairs of dress pants *he very seldom wears* His work long sleeve jean shirts he always wears year around... toast.. all 8 of them are toast.  I ordered one from Amazon(wardrobe prime) and if he likes how it fits I will order more *$10 each*.  He like Rural King carpenter pants but they were out of his size for awhile. I just found them again on line so ordered him 3 pairs *$10 each*
He needs 2 carhartt bibs *1 work 1 other* and 2 carhartt coats *1 work 1 other*. But those he will have to suck it up and try on when we go to doctor's appt and run errands on Thursday.

I will need a new winter coat. SIGH... Mother used to buy a coat a little big on her and than give it to me. Daddy would give me which ever coat he decided he didn't want anymore as he was always shopping at the thrift shops for leather coats.I haven't bought a winter coat for a decades.

I need one pair of dress pants in brown and one in black.
I need one pair of white jeans(ordered with sale of half price).
I need no sleeve blouses  (ordered with sale of half price).
I need long sleeve white blouse (ordered with sale of half price).
I need 2 maxi skirts (ordered with sale of half price).

I do not know about skorts as those are still in storage of the barn but I have new shorts from last year,I hope they still fit as I have found most of what I had to be about 2 sizes to big even after I took things in last year.I am hoping that's not the case with the shorts I bought last year.

I need shoes for summer... slip on tennis shoes. I started looking last year, made due with 2 pairs my granddaughter passed down to me... Still looking.

I wear a chef croc in the gardens so I can spray the dirt off.A men's work boot when mowing. I have nice dress shoes and sandals. I have light weight coats and jackets and hoodies. I have shawls and scarfs.

I tried on my jeans. Passed 3 pairs to Daughter 4 as I have lost weight, rotated the pair I have been wearing with another pair.

Decided to do some clothing capsules to get more wear out the nice clothes but for right now tee shirts and sweat pants are my around the home clothes

How do you work your wardrobe and replacing things?