When we lived in London, I wore tights CONSTANTLY.
I had a couple of maternity skirts and dresses I liked, but with the cooler weather there, tights weren’t really optional (in fact, one time I walked home from church without tights on and I seriously felt naked compared to everyone else on the street).
I bought about six pairs of tights at Primark in London for something like one pound each.
But by the time we got back to the states, all the wear and walking on those tights meant that every single pair had holes in the toes and so I threw them all away.
Then we moved to Arizona, where not much of the year is tights weather, and I never replaced them.
But then with this pregnancy, I had a few dresses that really called for tights and after weeks of cursing my underbuying tendencies every time I went to get dressed, I finally grabbed a pair at Target (I just got regular non-maternity ones in a size up from my normal one).
And voila! Suddenly my closet seemed twice as big.
It’s kind of amazing how many wardrobe problems $8 worth of tights solved for me.
Maybe next time I identify a closet hole, I won’t wait two years to do something about it (but let’s be honest – I probably will wait two years).
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