So I started a new job this month and my first thought was, “I need to get some new clothes.” However, since I am trying my Clothing Challenge, I am going to try and stick to it. Well, I will be honest with my readers, I have CHEATED!
Pants have been the hardest item for me to find second-hand. I know I’ve only been to a handful of stores, but I was desperate. I bought a pair at Wal-Mart for $19 – BUT guess what, they are still in my closet with the tags on them. I bought these 2 weeks ago and I’m challenging myself not to wear them until I find a pair second-hand.
So far, no luck. I tried several actual stores and even eBay, but I think my size is either popular or not. I wear a size 12-long pants and they HAVE to be long or else I look like I was in a flood. Luckily my new job is business casual and I can wear jeans too. My first week on the job – I did great and was not tempted to rip the tags off those Wal-Mart Cheater Pants. I think even if I don’t find the pants, I will return them. $19 is expensive for pants at Wal-Mart, don’t you think? Besides I wasn’t entirely crazy about how they fit, so that is making my decision easier.
I want to be truthful about my experiences, otherwise what is the point? A new job and even a new season of fashion lures me to the mall to simply look, but I’m doing research and then hoping to find the same or similar style at a second-hand store.
I WILL FIND PANTS!