Shucks. I spent some clothing coupons. I had grand visions of gliding through this challenge without spending a single clothing coupon because so much can be made, purchased second hand, or done without. Not these things:
I bought these at the drugstore in desperation after a I wore a skirt sans stockings on a hot, sticky day. Oh my the chafing. It was bad; I was near tears and it took days to feel better. My regular tights are not a solution because they are too hot. Cotton yoga capris aren’t a solution because it is like you are wearing a skirt and pants — bulk, everything sticks together, and again, hot. Not wearing skirts and dresses in the summer is not a solution because it would reduce my wardrobe so much that I’d have 4 things to wear. I needed to make a compromise.
They are not green, and not made in the fairest of factories. I read in wikileaks, after I purchased them, that the Hanes corporation lobbied the government of Haiti to not increase minimum wage. Sigh. Hanes owns Bali, the maker of the only bra that doesn’t dig into my shoulders and poke at me, too. Double sigh.
But, they work exactly as I need them to work and are not too hot. I also think they look cute in a Madonna circa 1984 way:
I bought two pairs so that I can have a pair drying and a pair to wear. I’m going to baby them with gentle hand washes so they last as long as possible and I don’t have to buy any more for a very long time!
The nitty gritty:
As per the coupon system, these babies cost two coupons each.
Clothing: 62 out of 66
Soap: 30 out of 36
Tea: 6 out of 10
Not too bad, as in just a little more than a month, I will be half way through the challenge!