There are times when I think I can get my husband to forget something if I try to put it off long enough, and those times remind me it never works <
We took the kids to the mall the other day, my husband's goal was to make me go in the clothing stores and find new clothes.
This is not something I usually bother with, my replacement benchmarks are if something formerly nice ends up stained somehow, and if I wear them out
(holes and such) Stuff like that I set aside & call yard work clothes/cleaning clothes. NBD if it gets ripped or stained further.
Offhand, I'd say I probably replace a few things once every...maybe 3-5 years or so. I try not to own more than I can actually wear in a week or two,
so my wardrobe is very conservative in amount, and very basic in style. I'm a shorts & tank tops girl, I strongly prefer to prioritize comfort &
practicality over style. Which is fine, I can find flattering tanks easily enough, especially at Old Navy. Their stuff for the most part is an
excellent fitted design, and the necklines are always flattering. I might have a a number of tank tops to pick from, but they're not the "boxy" kind
by any means. I'm not going to win any style awards, but I'm not People of Walmart level bad, either, lol.
So, we're strolling through the mall, and heading toward Old Navy. I'm just not feeling it, in-store clothes shopping is very overwhelming for me, and
I just end up wandering around aimlessly not knowing what to do. Then we pass by the Build-A-Bear store, and I point out to my hubby that they have a
Chewbacca bear on sale. Talk about getting his attention, he beelined it straight in the door to mull it over. Then the kids start looking around and
find a two-fer sale on other bears. Hubs decides this is worth letting them get the BAB bears they've always wanted to make, they end up being close
in price to some of the stuffed animals I get them for Christmas/birthdays. Operation Distract From Clothes Shopping, accomplished!
They make their bears, hubs makes his Chewy (and gets the voice box free, too, lol) Everybody browses the bear clothes & accessories and makes their
bear how they want it, and we leave with 2 kids cracking their heads in half from smiling so hard & hubby toting his Chewbacca in the bag like it's
the prized find of the century (he is
a damn cute & cuddly bear) It's certainly more than we normally would drop on a surprise toy buy for
them, but it's still relatively reasonable in the end for what we walked out with (by the way, if anyone has been mulling over a toy for a little Star
Wars fan, I believe Chewbacca is still on sale for $20 w/ a free voice box through the end of the weekend)
We got lunch at the food court, and decided it was time to head home, but not before hubby leans over and whispers "Nice job trying to distract me,
but you're still getting clothes, even if you order them online instead."
I've spent the last couple of days browsing around Old Navy's site and have in fact found a few things I could use, namely shorts. When the inseam
seams are fraying apart, your jean shorts might be a little old & worn out. I've found a few tanks that I could replace a few with growing holes with.
And at his request, I did find a blouse for company functions/dinners out if need be it. He was pushing hard for me to check blouse-y stuff when I was
looking, I wonder WTF his company's summer function for employees will be this year if he was that determined I get at least one dressier casual top
Now I just wait for it all to arrive in the mail next week, and see if I got the sizing right or wrong. If I need to go up or down a size, it's as
simple as an in-store exchange (which is far less overwhelming for me than going in to shop is)