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