*Week 35 of My Great Shopping Plan of 2010, where I attempt to stay on a budget and fill out my wardrobe*
Last week, I finally did what I’ve been saying I would do for months, and I actually bought a pair of grey work slacks that fit. At full price. In polyester blend. Which is something I pretty much never do. Why, you may ask?
- The two pairs of cotton/spandex work slacks I own have become too tight. Until I lose some weight, I’m stuffing them in my hall closet with my winter coats. I desperately needed something that I could wear to work now, at my current weight, that wouldn’t make me feel like I was suffocating.
- I’ve been attempting unsuccessfully to thrift a pair of flattering, fitting work slacks for the past several months (really, since the beginning of the year). For some reason, it’s been next to impossible to find non-polyester curvy slacks in a 12/14 at my local thrift/consignment stores.
- I know that Gap Curvy works well for me, because my Gap Curvy jeans are pretty much my most comfortable and flattering jeans ever. I knew that these slacks would work.
- And the polyester. You may know that I generally can’t stand polyester. But as I said, I had no slacks that fit. I went back to work full time a month and a half ago. I desperately needed some professional slacks. I could not find any in cotton/spandex. The polyester content of these Gap slacks is 63%. While that’s not ideal for me, it is acceptable given the circumstances.
Eventually, I’ll probably replace these slacks with some cotton blend ones and take them to a consignment shop. Hopefully, the Gap will learn that some people don’t like polyester, and start offering some alternatives. But until then, I at least have a decent pair of work slacks.
I had $114 left in my September (rolled over) budget. Another $125 was added with the start of October. So I started the week with $239. The slacks were $59.50, so I now have $179.50 left. I really need to get around to going on that shopping spree 🙂