I know, I know…i’m sorry if I have mislead you but I am not actually going to show you my underwear. Lets just say that ‘Mom underwear’ is different from not-a-mom-yet underwear and far different from single gal underwear.
I love soft natural cotton clothing. My favorites are the well-worn, soft from many, many washings. I love them best when they just start to thin out. Overtime, cotton will become soft and thin. If it’s really loved, it will be nearly shear or start to get pin-holes in it. This is when the garment is most comfort but also at the end of its life. I have resisted any major shopping or wardrobe overhauls for quite a few years now. Most of my work attire is going on 8 years of wear. I have replaced some of my casual clothing because it tends to wear out faster. But in order to stop buying things I don’t need (like more clothes), I have been wearing what I have until it’s done.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” – Boyd K. Packer
It doesn’t make me very fashionable in the office (yes, I still wear bootcut ‘slacks’) and I sometimes feel like an old, school marm, but I make it work! Some of my pants have had to be mended along the hem line. I have done it by hand, not pretty but it works. I mean, who is staring at my ankles and the hem of my pants anyway????
In order to use what I’ve got, stay in budget, and focus on bigger goals, I am wearing my clothes out before I purchase more. The rule I have created is; once there are holes, it’s gotta got! I am all for mending (like the hem of my trousers), but T-shirts, cotton sock, and underwear…well there are usually several holes and it’ just time to let them go.
When do you let go of your old favorites?