Eventually she said, "do you really think so badly of yourself, that you would only spend £2.50 on underwear for yourself? Are you not worth a bit more?"
I think perhaps she makes a valid point.
I used to buy a lot of underwear. I unconsciously stopped wearing my beautiful matching sets when I started seeing the ex. It wasn't something I realised I had done until recently. It sounds silly, but I didn't want to wear my nice underwear in his house. Then I got pregnant, then I was breastfeeding, and now I'm a completely different size. I can't bring myself to throw any of it away, so I have a black bag filled with gorgeous underwear sets in the back of my cupboard upstairs.