Summer Wardrobe

We went shopping for new clothes yesterday. I’ve gotten a new item here and there, but never a completely revamped wardrobe before, so that was nice :). The kids’ clothes are fine – and we’d shop for them at Goodwill anyway, not Old Navy (since they wear out their clothes so fast, it’s too expensive to buy new for them) – so it was a day for hubby and me.

One slight disclaimer before I post the picture… we are striving toward a minimalist lifestyle. We’re not there yet, but we’ve made huge strides the past 18 or so months. Yesterday was a huge step in the “right” direction.

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I have these two dresses, which are the only items from my old wardrobe I’m keeping. They’re only about 2 years old, and I haven’t been able to wear them the past 10 months because in order to breastfeed Small Fry, I had to switch to skirt/top combos.

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These are the new clothes. I got those two skirts (which replace 4 old skirts), 2 black camis, and one white cami. The tops replace 2 white ones and a brown one from before. But the Old Navy ones feel much better than their WalMart counterparts.

I also got a Coobie Bra. No picture of that ;). But seriously, if you’re in the market for new bras, I highly recommend them. This is my first one, and I love it. It’s seriously the most comfortable bra I’ve ever worn, and with a price tag of only $22, they’re comparably priced to a traditional bra. I definitely plan to replace all of my bras with Coobies, one at a time over the next couple of weeks.

You may notice something “missing” from my wardrobe: jeans. Outside of my pajamas, I haven’t worn a pair of pants in years. I don’t even think about it anymore. To keep warm in the winter, I just wear tights.

So that’s it :). And if you’re curious, hubby’s gone minimalist, too. I don’t have pictures of his clothes because he left before I could snap them this morning, but he now has 2 pairs of (identical) pants, 1 dress shirt, and 2 t-shirts. His goal is to get another dress shirt and maybe some better casual shirts. He’s a pretty semi-formal kind of guy, though, so it still remains to be seen what his final shirt selection will be. As for shoes, he has 2 pairs (shoes and sandals), and I have 3 (shoes, sandals, and rain boots).

On the agenda for tomorrow: sourdough bread 🙂

–Wendy

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10 thoughts on “Summer Wardrobe

  1. sparkledamnu 05/29/2013 at 10:18 am Reply

    Enjoyed reading your post today. Loved the new clothes. I also enjoyed reading about the Coobie Bra. Never heard of it – but – I googled it!! 😀 Looks so comfy. I’m thinking of ordering one!!!

    • wendy 05/29/2013 at 10:31 am Reply

      Thanks, Elaine! The Coobie bra is awesome! Like I said in the post, I highly recommend it. Lots of support, no underwire, and no seams. It’s like the perfect hybrid of a sport bra and a traditional one. I can’t wait to get all of mine replaced with them. Oh, and they’re “one size fits all” so you don’t even have to deal with sizing. Really a perfect product :).

  2. sparklybabs 05/30/2013 at 9:55 am Reply

    Your new clothes are cute!! I do have a question though, with so few clothes don’t you spend way more time washing them and therefore putting more wear and tear on them than having several outfits? I like the minimalist idea but hate to wash…..

    • wendy 05/30/2013 at 10:35 am Reply

      Thanks :). I don’t wash my clothes every day, only when they’re dirty (like when Small Fry spit chewed up apple on me yesterday lol) or if it’s been 3 or so wears. That helps alleviate wear on the clothes (washing is harder on them than wearing is) and laundry. We have enough socks & undies to last a week, so I typically wash clothes 2x a week to be “safe.”

  3. Sanz 05/30/2013 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Wait a sec…am I understanding correctly? This is everything you have in your wardrobe? You are amazing! I am super impressed. I love the idea of the minimalist lifestyle, but I’m definitely not there! I read the book “7” (you should totally read it!), which led me to count how many items I have in my closet. It was an obscene and ridiculous amount. What led you guys on this path? Anything major or just little things and ideas here and there?

    • wendy 05/30/2013 at 7:45 pm Reply

      That’s it. Well, almost. I have 1 pair of shorts, but they don’t get worn much. For some reason, I’m not “ready” to donate them though. I also have 5 pairs of socks, 8 pairs of undies, and 3 bras. My husband started exploring minimalism around 18 months ago, maybe 2 years at the most. The thinking is that we want to be ready if/when God calls us away to be missionaries – or even just to live somewhere else. We want to able to just say, “Yes, Lord,” and not have to deal with selling or donating a million things. It makes moving easier too :). I don’t feel like we’re there yet (who am I kidding?? I’m not there yet lol. He totally is). My weakness is kitchen supplies. No one’s perfect ;). Thanks for the book rec. I’ll take a look at the library next time I’m there – do you know who it’s by?

    • wendy 05/30/2013 at 8:04 pm Reply

      Cool, thanks 🙂

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