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Day 76: Have Green Shirt, Will Travel

Day 76: Decked in Green

Day 76: Decked in Green

I choose items in green all the time, often without even thinking about it. I’m just drawn to the color, and frankly, I think I look good in it (it brings out my eyes?). Anyway, I have a healthy obsession with green things, and green articles of clothing always make it into my wardrobe when I travel.

ready to partyI wore my fantastic, trusty $5 green t-shirt to the St. Patty’s Day party I went to last weekend, and I realized I have quite a few photos of myself in that very shirt from around the world. Yes, that same green shirt that my mom picked up for me from Kohl’s over 2.5 years ago.

Did I mention yet that I’m the queen of being thrifty, being resourceful and making do with what I have?

You can see me still going strong with this shirt as part of my wardrobe, like in days 56, 19, 10 and 6.

If you think that’s good, then my striped green shirt that I bought while in Spain back in 2007 will be even more impressive. It is another green shirt that has made it around the world with me and is STILL in my closet (although I rarely wear this one nowadays).

You’re probably thinking that I have problems letting go of things, but I can assure you that is not true. I pride myself on being able to purge the unnecessary from my life now and again, but I can’t give up a shirt that still has some fight left in it, especially when replacing it would involve spending money. Clothing is such an easy way to drop tons of cash quickly for a girl.

So, in light of St. Patty’s Day, I’m paying tribute to my trusty green shirts and my amazing thrifty resourcefulness. (You can call me cheap, too; I don’t mind).

Happy St. Patty’s Day!


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7 Responses to Day 76: Have Green Shirt, Will Travel

  1. Lauren March 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Haha, this is cute. I have like two green things here, and one is the shirt you saw Saturday. I still have things in my closet from years and years ago, too — more like 2002 then 2007, though. Resourcefulness!

  2. Alouise March 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Nothing wrong with holding onto a shirt, I mean if you still wear it and it isn’t worn out, why not? Saves you from having to buy a new one. But that’s me. I’m practical cause I like to hand onto things to get good use out of them, but I also want to get rid of them and save some space. At least you know you’ll always have something for St. Patrick’s Day.

  3. Elizabeth March 19, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    Haha this one made me laugh. Very clever and super cool that you could pull these pictures together!

  4. Erica March 19, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Now I wonder what shirt makes the most appearances in my travel photos. Granted, if you’re backpacking, the limited supply makes it look like you’re wearing the same thing for weeks on end.

  5. Tony March 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Dave made it into the photos! Looks like he’s got a green vest on.


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