I have almost no winter clothes in NYC. I have two cardigan sweaters with a low cut front and two thin scarves. Two long-sleeved shirts that are so thin that I don't even know why they were made long-sleeved. The rest are four plain colored short-sleeved t's that I've been wearing under the cardigans, jeans, and two camisole-type tops that I can also wear under the cardigans.
The temperature has been in the forties the past few days.
I knew this was coming, so I have been perusing stores for at least a higher collared sweater to wear and a couple long-sleeved shirts.
Unfortunately, I have trained myself too well.
When I did the Six Items or Less almost two years ago, I decided to minimize my clothing. I also started to shop smarter - if the item was not something I could wear in several ways or wear multiple times in a week and not have people really notice and not something fairly durable, I did not buy it.
The problem with this is that most of the clothes I see in stores and online are not items that fit these criteria.
I have been back to some of the same stores several times to double-check items, to look for new items, to see if they could work with my wardrobe.
But, I have still bought nothing new.
The weather is getting cold enough now that I a may need more than my deep v-cardigans and a scarf to cover my chest.
But, I can't seem to find clothes that I like and that will work.
My goal is to make it until Thanksgiving and see what winter clothes I left in St. Louis. I honestly cannot remember if I kept a lot or if, in the haste of moving, I gave a lot away. The only things I can remember holding on to are a pair of gloves, a pair of argyle tights, a pair of leg warmers, and my favorite (way too big) college track hooded sweatshirt.
Here's to hoping for continued warm weather and good, warm clothes in the bin when I get to the parents' house in a few weeks. If not those, then, hopefully, some better clothes options in stores.
This was my five-minute stream of consciousness post for this Sunday.
Today, there was no prompt and I just let out whatever was in my head for five minutes. You can join by going to Jana's Thinking Place. While there, you can post your own thoughts, or read the thoughts of others who have linked up.