Challenge Update: I MADE IT!!! 60 days down. ZERO clothes purchased and holy guacamole, it was hard. Throughout this process I realized that I shop mindlessly. Walk into a store, find something, buy it, repeat. I never stopped to take stock of what I actually need to add to my wardrobe. The result – an average clothing collection with some cute pieces sprinkled in. Talking to my roommate during a late night chat, I asked “Wouldn’t it be nice to open your closet and love everything in it?” The question actually stopped me in my tracks. Who says I can’t love everything in my closet? I buy the clothes!
This challenge has not only changed my view on how I shop, but what I shop for. My new rule, I must LOVE it to spend my hard earned money on it. It has also made me start to take inventory of the items I already have. I gave myself a pass to buy a new outfit for my birthday, but as it turns out, I had a perfectly good jumpsuit in my closet that I hadn’t worn!
After I finished the challenge, I didn’t have this urge to run out and get my fix. Actually the opposite happened. Continue reading “No Shopping? No Problem!”