Simbly Bored

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Wardrobe Woes December 27, 2007

Filed under: Discovering marriage,Randomness — The Goddess @ 9:23 am

A long time ago, I turned anti-consumerist, anti-clutter and all that sort of thing. And I wrote this:

Then, a few months later, as the proud owner of a clean wardrobe, I wrote this:

Now, on the verge of getting married, as a proud owner of a collection of clothes-that-have-last-through-the-ages, I write this…

Before we begin, let me hasten to add that the two posts referred to above are not contradictory. The ‘ideal wardrobe’ is more about essentials than about numbers. It’s about knowing what you want to wear than about actually having more than you need.

This said, let me now talk about the problem at hand…

I am about to get married (those who didn’t know this yet please raise your hands!). This in essence means that I shall be under public scrutiny for about three days. So, I have had to shop for saris of all kinds. From ultra heavy jhatka gold to light weight no gold please! This is a collection of about a dozen saris, none of which I shall either wear or carry with me once I move out.

I have a few weeks of vacation after that. This means I need jeans, capris, t-shirts and kurtis and all that sort of thing. All my jeans are now ripped at the hem at last. While I interpret that to mean that they’ve reached the most respectable phase of their career, my mother views it as an inability to provide her daughter with clothes that are not torn. Add a couple of pairs of jeans to that shopping list then…

The last t-shirt I bought was quite a few months ago. All t-shirts in the wardrobe have either been absorbed into moms collection of dusters or will be by March. Same goes for the kurti’s. Add items to shopping cart.

I’ve had a new job for the last three months, with a new dress code of salwar kameez (formals, actually, but no one around seems to be wearing them). I wear only the cotton, run colour, need starch and hand wash variety. All salwars are worn out, and have not been replenished for a while. I need to spend a couple of weeks playing good bahu, cannot wear jeans. Add low maintenance salwar kameez to the list.

Has a pattern begun to emerge? I believe it has. No woman worth her mascara would admit it, but here I do. I need clothes, but I am in no mood to shop… Why do guys have it so easy?


4 Responses to “Wardrobe Woes”

  1. Bil Says:

    Even I am getting married, on the same date as simbly bored. I also have a similar wardrobe problem. Until now, all I required are 2-3 pairs of jeans (preferably washed in 2-3 months), some 3-4 t-shirts for daily school wear and a shirt for the outside world.

    Now that I am getting married, my mom, (whenever she calls) pains me to buy new clothes. New Clothes!! How painful is it. going to a shop and he choice really kills. Finally end up with a similar looking jeans and a non faded t-shirt or a checker shirt.

    Now I have to replenish my wardrobe with newer and less smellier dresses. I have to actually shop. Why do the girls have it so easy. 🙂

  2. The Goddess Says:

    Congratulations! Who’s the lucky girl? 😛

  3. Piratla Says:

    Both of you do one thing… Bil ..Accompany her while she shops or better, go and shop for her. do the same thing. You go and shop for him. It would be fun to shop for others..

    @Bil…at least you have it easy..You are gonna wear the same clothes you buy ( unless shez gonna completely change your wardrobe completely :))

  4. The Goddess Says:

    revenge shall be ours when we watch you on shopping marathons once you’re back in india 😛

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