Nearly all of DD's clothes are cast offs from friends or charity shop/jumble sale bargains, which she has happily accepted, luckily her friends are fashion conscious (as is DD). She wears school uniform, we never go any where fancy, she is happy climbing trees, she will wear the same thing for days if they don't get mucky, just doesn't need a lot of clothes.
I am not a minimalist & I like my stuff, but I am aware it's a burden so want to reduce our possessions whenever possible. So I try not to buy anything if I can help it. I am aware that I generally only spend a pittance on DD's wardrobe & so tend to indulge if she says she wants something specific, BUT
Dd has 2 prs of jeans plus 2 other pink trousers plus tracksuit bottoms. I judge that's enough & she doesn't need any more. She wants a pair of bright orange trousers like her best friend just got from Next.
Only way I can go to Next is to haul along badly behaved DSs who will be bored & play up & moan "Why don't you buy me something!?" (they really don't need any clothes). So I said maybe another day, but not today, probably not for a while even, & maybe not ever, could she go try on the orange jeans for herself.
Am I big fat meanie or being sensible?