Here are (what I hope are) the last three exceptions to my future prohibition against buying new things. First, and I will mention this quickly and just move on, undergarments.
Second, buying new things that are on sale. I don't have much luck with sales, for a number of reasons. It is the rare store that tries to keep its sales stock tidy and organized throughout the day. I hate picking through stock that has been picked through by hundreds before me at the best of times, but when the stock that I have to pick through is just a mountain of unfolded crumpled-up clothing, frankly, I just don't have the wherewithal to look for that jewel. If that weren't enough, I am a popular size in most clothing, so when the sales finally arrive, I rarely have anything to choose from. With some clothing, I can buy on the larger side of the sizes, but this isn't with too much clothing. So, at the end of the day, I don't buy much on sale. Sad, I know, but that's how it goes.
Third, buying new things on holidays. If I stay in the city for a holiday, shopping is definitely one of my favourite things to do on a holiday. Obviously shopping doesn't have to entail buying, but I will admit that I rarely go shopping without the intention of buying something.
I think that brings me to nine exceptions to the prohibition against buying new things. A lot, I know.
I am excited about some dress rehearsals that I did today. I fell in love with two of the outfits that I rehearsed. It is taking everything that I have not to include photos of the two outfits in this post. At first I thought that I would include photos of the two outfits in this post, because I am so unlikely to ever have occasion to wear either of the two outfits. But then I thought about the outfit that I wore this past Saturday. When I dress rehearsed that outfit I didn't think that I would ever wear it out, but I did. So maybe, just maybe, there will be occasion to wear the two outfits that I tried out today. I would rather include photos of those outfits in the posts that I make on the days on which I do wear them, than on the days on which I just dress rehearse them. So I will wait. Maybe at the end of the year, I will do a special post of dress rehearsed outfits that never saw the light of day.
shorts: Old Navy, from my closet
belt: Gap, from my accessories collection
socks: ?, from my sock drawer
boots: army surplus store, from my closet