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.
I 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?
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!