Americans buy an average of 64 items of clothing per year, according to Overdressed, the book I'm currently
obsessed with reading right now. That's an average of more than one new item a week. That statistic MIGHT be true of my household if you add up the items I bought last year with the items I bought for my Handsome Husband and divide by two. But to be honest, the number of my items probably are triple his. When we divided up our closet, we agreed that I would have 60% and he had 40% of the space. But his space has actual space in it and mine is jam-packed! I don't remember why but my cousin once saw a photo of my closet and I remember her being astonished. I remember saying to her, "What? Your walk-in closet is WAY bigger than this." And she replied, "Yes, but it's not so full!" Ok, she has an excellent point. So... one goal this week is to say good-bye to 20 items. I'm halfway there- I said gave up ten items on Monday. But I came home with a newly thrifted pair of shoes on Monday. And today I picked up a striped top, a funny t-shirt, and a cardigan from Frenzi and Secret Closet. Sigh. Yes, I like clothes. I really really really like clothes.
How many new articles of clothing do you think you've bought in the last 12 months? About one a week? More? Less?
- weather: cloudy and comfortable
- location: Lowman Beach
- yellow blouse, old, approximate current cost per wear (accpw) $3
- shorts, old, accpw $10
- bag, old, accpw $1
- flip flops, old, accpw $1
- bracelets: AE, Gap, old, old watch
- ethical ensemble evaluation: B