I used to love back-to-school shopping as a kid, so I think I'd continue to buy school clothes for myself even if I wasn't technically in school. I loved looking through all the department store ads the weekend that my mom would take us for new clothes. I wasn't planning on doing back-to-school shopping this year, but it just dropped below 80 here for the first time in weeks. I went to pull out my favorite pants, and saw that they were really worn at the thigh (to the point where I'd be afraid that they'd pop open when I wore them). I decided I couldn't go the year without those pants, so I ordered two new pairs (gotta love the internet!). Then I got a few other things I've been wanting for a while (and basically ended up doing a whole load of back-to-school shopping). It's the start of the school year. Did you buy new back-to-school clothes? If not, is there something you're planning on buying in the near future? How often do you buy clothes? Are there essentials that you can't live without?