I am so guilty of buying more than one of items I like, especially clothes. If I find a shirt I love, I buy it in all the colors it comes in that are right for me.
Last night as I was straightening out my closet (lesson to learn: do not read organizing blogs when you are sitting around being lazy) I realized that I have very few solid shirts these days. I also have very few of the same shirt in multiple colors. I realize that part of the reason for this is that since I don't work, I am not entitled to keep my wardrobe looking fresh and put together, in a professional sense.
Now some may disagree with me on that. Those of you that disagree are probably the ones that will always look cute and put together until their dying day. I have a friend like that. She always looks cute. However, on my retirement budget the need for clothes over say, dinner with friends, well, clothes have been pushed to the background.
Too bad. I never really liked to shop but I did love having a closet full of clothes to choose from.
When I worked my little temp job in January I found three pairs of work slacks in my second closet. Two pairs still had the tags on. Needless to say I was delighted that I had done my usual three at a time shopping habit.
Although thinking about this has made me nostalgic for the old days, I think I'll probably hold off on the shopping for a while longer. I mean anyone that has to declutter their closet is probably not in need of anything new.