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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 04:50 PM

Uniform Dressing

I have saved so much time and so much money by paring down my closet

3 pairs of pajamas, black jersey white piping
2 black ribbed t shirts
3 black cropped pants
3 long sleeved black button down rayon blouses
3 black sweaters
1 black trench coat
1 black wool coat
2 black pencil skirts
2 black sweatpants
2 black hoodies
1 black blazer

Black boots
Black pumps
Black flats
Black Chuck Taylors

Pearl studs and necklace

I can do just about anything. It's so austere, but it's all I need at the moment and I don't need to buy anything until something wears out. And I don't spend ANY time thinking about what I'm going to wear. Totally efficient.

The big argument against a uniform is that it is boring.
And it's true. It is boring.
So you look for your entertainment elsewhere.

Do you do this too? Do people joke about your uniform? Do they notice?

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violetpastille Oct 2018 OP
uppityperson Oct 2018 #1
violetpastille Oct 2018 #8
AJT Oct 2018 #2
violetpastille Oct 2018 #5
wasupaloopa Oct 2018 #3
violetpastille Oct 2018 #6
dweller Oct 2018 #9
wasupaloopa Oct 2018 #10
bucolic_frolic Oct 2018 #4
violetpastille Oct 2018 #7

Response to violetpastille (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 04:57 PM

1. Scarves and accessories can be picked up inexpensively. Sounds like everything you have mixes

and matches easily.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 05:17 PM

8. Hahaha.

It really does.

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Response to violetpastille (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 04:57 PM

2. At 60, I'd look pretty awful in all black.

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 05:07 PM

5. Yes, when I turn silver

I'll switch to shades of grey.

If I'm lucky enough to go white I'll wear black and white.

If I were blonde I'd probably do beigey.



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Response to violetpastille (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 05:03 PM

3. Sleep naked and you can lose the pajamas

 

Itís healthy too

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 05:08 PM

6. So much less laundry!

I will still have to wear something on my feet though...

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 06:25 PM

9. I turn wooly holey socks

into stirrup socks by cutting off most of the toe/foot and the heel, leaving a stirrup to keep them in place... the reason is I come home and get out of my work togs (required wear) and into my jammies, I wear sheepskin shearling slippers year round (warm in winter, cool in summer too) but my ankles get cold ☹️
can't wear socks with the slippers 🤔 so the stirrup covers just my ankles well ...

I also sleep nude on a heated mattress pad but wear the same sock
and am comfy warm
✌🏼️

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 06:45 PM

10. footies or low cut socks

 

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Response to violetpastille (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 05:05 PM

4. I'm not known for overdressing

but for frugality. My wardrobe is basically Thrift stores. I ditched all my '90s stuff online at 30 to 40 cents on the dollar, then replaced it with top of the line late model stuff from Salvation Army at 15 cents on the dollar. I sometimes wear something a few times, don't like it, and sell if off on eBay. But I do buy new clothing as needed. A winter coat for example, after selling 2 or 3 extra ones for more than the new one, and shoes, it's hard to find good shoes used. I doubt I spend $75 a year on clothing, and I am well dressed, warm, trendy. I do make mistakes - things that don't fit, or that I can't resell, but they become clothes for housework, painting, gardening. And I do buy clothing simply to resell, but profits are slim on most items. Occasionally I have a $10-15 profit. The rest of life is like that too. It's amazing what we spend on things that just hang around the house forever and never use.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 05:16 PM

7. It is amazing.

How much we spend.

The clothing industry is also really bad for the environment.

The cost of fast, cheap clothes is greater than the price we pay.

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