Quality vs. Quantity in Clothing
Uniforms is one of the reasons why I chose the school I went to when I was in College. I have chosen a school that’s exclusive for girls and the uniform is not all white. It’s hard to have an all white uniform for a woman if you have an irregular period or you are commuting (mahirap madumihan). I also like a school with uniform because I have a limited wardrobe back then. Pag may uniform, hindi halatang wala kang masyadong damit.
I only started getting a lot of clothes when I was working and our company did not require their employees to have a uniform. As a young (silly) newly graduate person, I want my co-employees to think that I am hip and stylish (like them), so every time I received my salary I immediately go shopping for new pieces of clothes. I was convinced that new clothes will make me happier, more fashionable, and more popular.
Then just one day, I realized that I don’t have any savings and I accumulated a lot of clothes already. It’s a good thing that I have a sister who loves some of my clothes and doesn’t care if it’s a hand me down.
Now, as a stay at home mom and somehow wiser, I prefer to be a minimalist. Our house is small and I know that buying a lot of stuff will make our place crowded. I decided to give away clothes we don’t use anymore so that others who need it more than we do can still use it.
I only have a few pieces of clothes that I use when I have blogging events or for occasions that I need to be presentable and dressed up. One of the clothes I like the most are my denim polos. I bought it from Bayo and SM Woman.
Here are some of my photos were you can see me wearing it.
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You know what, I am happier with fewer clothes (I hope I can say the same with shoes or bags).
It is not stressful to think which one to wear every time I go out. I just grab it and pair it with any jeans or slacks or skirt and then viola I’m ready to go.
What I value now is the quality of my things than quantity. I make sure to buy piece of items that I know will last longer. I like to have a timeless pair of jeans from Levi’s.
Yes I know Levi’s are quite expensive, but based on experience, I swear they last long and you can make sure you get the value for your money. I don’t have a short denim blouse yet, so I am eyeing to get this one soon from Levi’s.