The Vacation/Holiday Leftovers

October 1, 2015


The six leftovers.

The six leftovers.

Once again a recently holiday had me shopping.  This isn’t the first time a planned vacation/holiday had me adding to my wardrobe.  Last time, I purchased 15 items!  And I went off track, and purchased an additional 3 items that were not even for the upcoming vacation.

When I look at my wardrobe now, about a year and a half later, only 6 of those items are still in my current wardrobe.  What happened to the rest?

The majority of the items I purchased were vacation specific.  I just never sport dresses or heeled sandals on a regular basis, not even during our summer months.  This meant that over time, these items were purged.

Just because it’s a vacation, doesn’t mean I have to go crazy and create an entire vacation capsule.

I kept two things in mind when shopping for a vacation/holiday this time around:

  1. Can I wear the item outside of vacation/holiday time?
  2. Purchase as little as possible overall.
New wardrobe items.

New wardrobe items.

This time, I only purchased four new items.  The pullover and two shirts are all gear and can be used for horseback riding.  The booties, I can sport to work on casual days.  While these items did increase the total number of items in my wardrobe, the number of items purchased for an upcoming vacation/holiday is still lower than the last time I shopped for a vacation/holiday.

Do you ever use items that were purchased for a vacation/holiday after you return home?

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