Sunday, March 28, 2010

Falling off The Wagon - Already!

Well, I have fallen off of the Wardrobe Refashion wagon before I even got started. I'm doing some teaching at the university (guest lectures and such) and I will be involved in candidate interviews next week.

So, I started going through my closet and realized that the last time I bought a suit was five years ago when I interviewed for anesthesia school. Looking out-of-date doesn't bother me, but ill-fitting clothes do, and since I haven't lost that last few pounds I needed something that actually fit.

I'm ashamed to admit that my sewing skills aren't up to producing an executive-level suit. So, I bought a nice, neutral year-round suit. And, since I was off the wagon already, I bought two blouses to go with it.

And, then I bought some new workout clothes, because although my ratty sweats are fine at the farm, they do look kind of out of place at the somewhat upscale (but cheap!) gym we belong to. Although eventually I think I can learn to make workout gear - it doesn't look terribly complicated.

So, there's my sad tale. I whined to my husband about it, and he was unimpressed. "It's about time you spent some of the money you earn on yourself!" No sympathy from that quarter, I'm afraid!

Have a happy Palm Sunday, everyone!


Amy said...

Your husband sounds like mine! I never buy anything for myself either. You can always get back on the wagon. :)

Terri said...

Good point, Amy! :)

Susie said...

Well maybe you can try it again when you aren't so busy. And I do agree with your hubbie, you need to treat yourself sometimes.

Donatella said...

it always feels good to treat yourself to something ...good for you! you deserve it...

Debbie said...

I am ashamed to say I have clothes hanging in my closet that are probably at least 10 years old or older. I rarely go clothes shopping and when I get something new its cause someone else has given it to me as a gift. lol

I am glad you treated yourself!


em's scrapbag said...

Well on ward and upward. I bet you look great in your new suit.

Daisy said...

I think I agree with your husband too. You deserve to spend a little on yourself once in a while. You certainly work hard enough to earn it!!

DayPhoto said...

Look at it as a treat. A treat once every five years is not much.


Carol............. said...

I like your husband's response!

Will we see picture of your new purchases?

Marydon Ford said...

Super Hub!

Happy blessed Easter!
Hugs, Marydon

Karen said...

Your hubby has the right attitude in my book!
Don't ya just hate it when your clothes shrink while hanging in the closet.
Have a blessed Easter Teri.