Less clothes than AverageI’ll be honest I don’t have an awful lot of clothes. If I have spare money and there is a choice it will go to craft stash every time. If I’m honest I am not usually a fan of clothes shopping and find it limiting although I am enjoying the Simply Be We are Curves campaign and have bought some new items recently. I used to shop regularly at George but they seem to have reduced the sizes they sell which is disappointing as they stock some really affordable nice clothes. In fact, it is one of my niggles that affordable brands do not cater to larger people. Their assumption is probably that they are encouraging people to lose weight. Firstly this is not always easy when you have chronic health conditions and a limited range of foods your stomach agrees with. Secondly, perhaps this is just me but you need to feel good about yourself to embark on a weight loss journey and being unable to update your wardrobe is not a good position to be in to get yourself in the right mindset. Sorry, I will quickly put my soapbox away and get on with the purpose of this post.
My shopping methodsMy usual approach is to find something that fits and is comfortable and to buy it in a few colours. I have sets of matching Tshirts, matching jumpers and even matching trousers but I do have some other clothes, some pretty ones and I fear they will probably the victim of my cull.
Reduced fabric choicesA short time ago I wrote about the need to wear soft fabrics. One of the less obvious ways I have had to adapt my life to living with Fibromyalgia. I confess, probably two or three days at least if not more often I actually wear pyjamas. I will defend it though because I do not wear them to bed due to the Hyperhidrosis so they are really more like house clothes…
I’m Raiding the ClosetSo it is time for me to have a look through the wardrobe and those clothes I have not worn in the last year or two and see what I really need to purge. Ironically this is one area I do not need to do it for space but it just feels right to look through all the areas of the flat. I bet for some of you your wardrobe might be the hardest space like my craft stash is for me… Let’s do this
This is one of my honeymoon collection, sadly as mentioned several of these have come from that time. The main issue with this is that the ornate decoration around the neck means the inside is quite scratchy, as are the seems. It’s a colour I love but just not practical post-Fibro.