Last weekend I went a-spending with my mother and bought a romper (you may recall). Whether or not the romper was a useful purchase will out later in the summer, when it's warm enough to feasibly wear said romper out of doors. Am I going to wear it every day or never? These are my options.
ANYhoodle, that trip wasn't all potentially ridiculous purchases, because I also got a new pair of gym shorts, and I got them for $12. I've been putting off buying gym shorts for almost a year because I didn't want to spend more than $20 and I didn't want to spend any time looking for shorts that were less than $20, so you see my bind. But also, see my old gym shorts.
Embarassment, yes? My t-shirt is long enough to cover those peep holes when I'm jogging, but I JUST REALIZED that when I'm down on the mat stretching, or whatever, that everyone can see how derelict I am. So, rest in peace, old gym shorts that I accidentally stole from Chelsea (sorry, Chels).
Also being retired this year but with way more sorrow are my Trees of Mystery sweatpants.
A roommate in Austria gave them to me in 2001, and she'd already had them for five years or so AND she'd bought them second-hand, so clearly they were hella old. They held up against all odds until late last year when the waistband finally gave out.
There was nothing I could do. I tried sewing them and pinning them, but the elastic was so brittle that it tore every time. It was, I imagine, like putting sutures in old people. Fond farewell, pants. You have been up to many shenanigans with me.