It's April 15th, and I'm already over $100 over my clothing allowance for the month. I actually doubled my budget because I knew I wouldn't be able to resist new spring clothes, but I've still blown that to hell. I'm alternating between feeling guilty, and being dismissive, but mostly leaning toward guilt.
Right now, I have two large bags of clothes that I'm going to donate to the Salvation Army, and I need to do another pass through my closet. How can I justify spending so much on clothes when I'm getting rid of so many too? Is it that the clothes I buy are poorly made? That my style keeps changing? I'm just fickle?
Maybe I was unrealistic when I set my clothing budget in the first place, but I just really feel like I either buy a lot of clothes, or I buy the wrong clothes, or something's just generally amiss. It's too perplexing.
Does anyone else have a budget category where you consistently overspend? Any suggestions on how to deal with it? The obvious one is to just stop buying so much stuff, but I can't seem to do that.
Most of the clothing that I'm getting rid of either doesn't fit properly, or is a bit worn, but I feel (like in the case of the brown pants) that I should have known better than to buy them in the first place.