New year, no clothes 

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No don’t worry, I’m not becoming a nudist. Not this year anyway… 

I’ve decided to set myself a little bit of a challenge for 2017. Well, it’s actually a huge challenge for this shopaholic. 

In 2017 I am not going to buy myself any new clothes. 

Yup, I know. 

You see, I have clothes. I have LOTS of clothes, because I LOVE clothes. 

But over the past 2-3 years I’ve really stopped buying disposable clothing and started investing in good quality, long lasting clothes. Which, in theory, should save me money. BUT I have still been shopping away like I used to, except now I’m spending A LOT more money. And disposing of a lot less clothes. My wardrobe is at capacity! 

So now it’s time to put my money where my mouth is or, more appropriately my money where my savings should be! 

The rules:

  • I can not spend any money on new clothes/ or shoes
  • This includes op shopping 
  • I can accept clothing/ shoes as a gift or enter competitions and win new clothing/ shoes
  • I can accept gift certificates and use them for clothes, but I must stick within that limit
  • I can purchase new underwear 
  • This challenge does not include new clothing for the kids 

Damn, now that I’m writing it all down I realise just what I am getting myself into! But I’m excited. I’m excited to experiment with my current clothes, I’m hoping this inspires me to get my booty into some of my pre-pregnancy clothing and I’m hoping to inspire others to step away from cheap disposable fashion and start investing in high quality local fashion brands (although not ALL my clothes currently fit this criteria). 

I’ll share my favourite look each week to let you guys know how I’m going. I also let you know what I’m wearing, how long I’ve had it and the quality of the pieces so you too can get excited about good quality clothing! 

So here’s to 2017, to a new challenge and a fatter wallet (oh and hopefully a thinner me)! 

Want to join in? Share your pics on instagram using #patchimperfect2017challenge 

3 thoughts on “New year, no clothes 

    MadisonKate said:
    January 1, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I love this!!!!
    I am an inspiring blogger and it would be so amazing if you were to check out my blog!
    Love MadisonKate xx


    […] The challenge: no new clothes for 2017. This includes shoes, accessories and second hand wears.&nbsp… […]


    No New Clothes Update « Patch imperfect said:
    May 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

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