My best friend back in Texas sent me a big box of her old maternity clothes, as she is, as she puts it, “done.”

So I got clothes! Well, tops. Of various seasonality and professionalism or casualism.

And today my co-workers and I went out to lunch followed by a shopping trip. Trying to stay under budget, we went to Ross and then a Goodwill and I spent a total of $25 for two pairs of jeans, a pair of corduroy pants and shorts, all in excellent or new condition.

With my vast new wardrobe (at a grand dollar ring of less than $60) I’ve decided I need to commandeer my husband’s closet. He has rebutted with, “you already have the walk-in closet. Go find somewhere else and leave my Ikea cupboard alone.”