I am half way there! I haven’t bought one single thing (aside from food, gas and a few other essentials) for myself in three months. Let’s be serious though, I’d rather starve and walk everywhere than not have new clothes. Okay, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s been really really hard. I knew it was going to be difficult, but I never thought it would be THIS difficult. I think the two month mark was the hardest part. It was still summer, my wardrobe felt like it was lacking a certain “freshness” and I may have had a few breakdowns (read: temper tantrums). At least now that Fall is on the horizon, I will have some “new” things to wear.
It hasn’t been ALL bad, though. Doing this has really made me realize how much money I spend on clothes, and moreover, how much I spend on clothes that I don’t really need–without even thinking about it. Not shopping has made me realize where the gaps are in my wardrobe and what items I need to focus on purchasing when I can shop again. How to shop smartly, if you will.
Now that I am through the first three months, these next three should fly by in no time…right?