unmentionables (the one where I talk about my underwear)

14 November 2008

This week I did my laundry for the first time since… well, possibly September… I actually can’t remember. Which is pretty pathetic, though not necessarily gross.

I have this habit of buying new clothes… and so, it sort of destroys my motivation for doing laundry since I always have clean clothes. This is especially true with socks and underwear. I have it in my brain that I just don’t have enough, and so instead of washing what I already own, I go out and get more. And well, I actually enjoy shopping for these things.

I don’t do this with bras really. I used to buy the <$15 bras, they weren’t anything special… I still do check Target’s clearance section for bras (it’s how I get some of my bright colored ones). But now, I’m sort of investing in my bras… A poorly chosen or poorly made bra makes for unhappy boobs. And I don’t know anyone who likes unhappy boobs. But this means that I will only buy one or two bras at a time now. Most of them averaging about $45, and I think the most I’ve spent on one is $55. Which seems absurd, but I like the bra so I just deal with it.

Anyway… after this last time of washing all* of my socks, underwear and bras, I decided to take an inventory. (I still have yet to wash things like shirts, pants, and dresses… those can wait.)

Socks
washed: 35 pairs
total owned: somewhere near 75 or 80
I own about 18 pair of knee high socks

Underwear
washed: 49 pairs
total owned: somewhere near 60-65
predominate color(s): pinks and black
predominate style: bikini or string bikini; I only own 3 thongs and the pink one is missing

Bras
washed: 8
total owned: 28 or 30
I think there’s about 4 or 5 strapless, about 5 or 6 pinks ones, and only two black and one blue.

Now, there’s a good 20 or so pair of socks that I just don’t wear any more. Various prints that I’m not interested in. Up until this past year, I hadn’t owned any white socks since 8th grade. Everything was colors or prints. At this point in my life I really don’t care. The only all white socks that I own though are all ankle socks. And with my bras, I think only about 10 or 12 I would wear on a regular basis — only about 4 of those are my “favorites”, meaning I give them preference. And I only have two pair of underwear I don’t really wear. One still has the tags on it, and there’s really no good reason for why I haven’t worn it since I purchased it 3 years ago; and the other is a pair I bought while I was in China and they’re just a bit snug now.

Basically. I have a lot of socks and underwear. I enjoy my socks and underwear. It’s just a bonus when someone else gets to enjoy them too.

Tuija going to attack my bras

Tuija on her way to attack my bras

  • A girl needs her socks and underwear!

  • We do. And I definitely take samples and free merch — hell, sponsorship? πŸ˜‰
    I think I can dig the Hue lines.

  • brilliant picture of the attack kitten and dear lord girl, you have the “foundational garments” covered πŸ™‚

  • what can I say, I was raised by a boy scout. Be Prepared.
    .. actually, that’s a lie. My mom was the one who raised me.
    I’m just damn lazy when it comes to laundry. Plus, I’ve got my based covered — comfy, seamless/”barely there”, sexy… I’m ready for all occasions.

  • I was sincerely hoping for some kind of fashion parade, where you would show off each and every pair of socks.

    Yes, socks.

    Obviously, you might be naked ‘cept for the socks, but I leave that to your discretion.

    I think I have about 5 pairs of socks and maybe 3 or 4 pairs of boxers that actually fit (somehow, I still grow out of them, even though I’ve stopped growing… go figure)

    • fashion parade available for private viewing only. live and off-line.

  • With my choice of vegetable?

    • oh wow.

      Seb, I think you’ve got to get to the states first…. πŸ˜‰

  • Jeff

    I have more thongs than you, but you have a lot more bikinis than I will ever have.

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